In My Room reviewed: Visceral Physicality and Troubled Silences

November 26, 2019

With his long, static takes and general lack of non-diegetic music, director Ulrich Köhler conjures a world of troubled silences and stoic, deliberate movements in his droll, minimalistic survival drama, In My Room. In My Room is the story of a man who awakens from his dull, quotidian life to discover the earth is suddenly uninhabited, and must abruptly face the full weight of complete self-reliance.

Our protagonist Armin is shown livi…

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Sátántangó Film Review: An Epic of the Microcosmic

November 22, 2019

A sprawling seven-hour narrative portraying events which transpire over a single winter at a single farm in Warsaw Pact Hungary, Béla Tarr’s Sátántangó is truly an epic of the microcosmic. Béla Tarr finds grave and wondrous significance in the mundane, using a stark, piercing and lustrous style of black and white imagery which focuses in on the textures of everyday objects – torrential rain thru a gauzy window curtain, the corduroy jacket of a stumbled-over drunk – to the poi…

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Everybody’s Everything Lil Peep Poster Giveaway!

November 19, 2019

After numerous requests from Lil Peep fans hoping to snag  a copy of the Everybody’s Everything poster, Northwest Film Forum has decided to do a poster giveaway! Enter to win, and three lucky winners will receive a copy of this 27″ x 40″ work of art!


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The 2nd Annual Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2019 returns to NWFF November 7-9

November 4, 2019

Featuring a global selection of 16mm and Super-8 works, made exclusively on film! See more information at

Seattle, WA – October 29, 2019 – The 2nd Annual Engauge Experimental Film Festival, in partnership with Northwest Film Forum and Interbay Cinema Society, presents three days of only work that originates on film.

Engauge Experimental Film Festival was founded by two Seattle artist/filmmakers, Caryn Cline and Jon Behrens, working in 16mm and 35mm.

“We rej…

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Catharsis, counterculture, and cacophony: Jackie Moffitt reviews Desolation Center

October 6, 2019

by Jackie Moffitt

In today’s era of $400 three-day passes and $10 water bottles, it’s easy to take the notion of big music festivals in expansive natural settings for granted. But the earliest incarnations of this concept were something far rawer and weirder, more communal and more inclusive, comprising a story of punk rock brilliance and madness that long went untold. 

This is

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Local Sightings 2019 Announces Award-Winning Films, Including Patrinell: The Total Experience as Best Feature

October 4, 2019

Plus Best Short Films in Documentary, Feature, Animation, Experimental & Social Impact Categories!

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) once again showcased the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, its 2019 edition invited regional artists to experiment, break,…

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NWFF & Simone Pin Productions Announce Latest Residency Show, Dollhouse (Oct. 31-Nov. 2 & Nov. 21–23)

October 2, 2019

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Seattle, WA – October 1, 2019 – Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) announces the next residency show with Simone Pin Productions, which brings curated burlesque performances to NWFF. Simone Pin Productions is a west coast-based, women of color-owned production company, co-founded by local Seattle burlesque dancers Shay Simon…

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Meet our Local Sightings 2019 Jurors: Martin Tran, Amy Benson, and Mia Imani Harrison!

September 9, 2019

Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings 2019 is happy to welcome our three jurors for Local Sightings Film Festival 2019, taking place September 20-29! Over the course of 10 boundary-pushing days, the festival showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest, by uplifting new talent, providing educational opportunities for youth and adults, supporting the regional film industry, and promoting dive…

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Meet our Local Sightings 2019 Programming Team!

September 8, 2019

Northwest Film Forum’s 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival 2019 saw shifts in its programming model, which drew upon the varied expertise of a number of individuals, with the hopes of providing a more democratized and balanced curatorial process. Over the course of 10 boundary-pushing days (September 20-29), the festival showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest, by uplifting new tal…

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