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Obit.

Seattle premiere!

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May 26 - May 28

(Vanessa Gould, US, 2017, 95 min)

Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of obituary writers, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of these artists, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time.

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Sarah Jacobson: Queen of the Underground

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 5/27 AT 7:45PM. We apologize for any inconvenience!*

A Benefit Screening for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant

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May 27

(Sarah Jacobson, US, 1992-97, 125 min)

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 5/27 AT 7:45PM. We apologize for any inconvenience!* Presenting two films by Sarah Jacobson, DIY Queen of underground film in the 1990s and early 2000s, known for her tireless self-promotion and support for fellow filmmakers. Part of the night’s proceeds will go to the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, which is currently accepting applications until May 21.

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Solaris

New 2K restoration!

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May 28 - Jun 03

(Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union, 1972, 167 min)

Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness.

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Disasters of Peace vol. 3

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May 28

Filmmakers Kamila Kuc & Reed O'Beirne in attendance!

It can be said that history oscillates between eras of fixity and power and times of undoing, when things unravel. Today we are in a place where we are as likely to look back as we are to imagine a future. This touring programme draws together artist filmmakers who in varying ways are responding to global conditions of re-imagining, undoing and reformation.

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The Shadow Council

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May 31

The Shadow Council is a people’s legislative body / satirical current events forum hosted by Brett Hamil (of The Seattle Process). Expert Witnesses will present findings on topics both local and national. The Assembly will submit proposed legislation, public comment, questions and complaints.

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The Earth is a Hollow Shell: Films + Videos by Georg Koszulinski

Director in attendance! Co-presented by EXcinema

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May 31

Seattle-based filmmaker, Georg Koszulinski, will present a program of short films and videos produced from 2013-17, including experimental science fiction and personal essay films shot in Cuba and British Columbia.

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Stalker

New 2K restoration!

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Jun 01 - Jun 04

(Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet Union, 1979, 163 min)

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide leads a writer and a scientist into the sickly heart of the restricted Zone, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires.

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Special Events

Special Events

Check our calendar regularly for non-screening events; we host a plethora of lectures, roundtable discussions (Chat Room), multidisciplinary events (IRL: Craigslist), and free Art Walk events (Cine-meme).

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Series

Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the 12th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest and best film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 26!

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Programs

Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live scores created by local musicians at our Puget Soundtrack series, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between

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