In Plain Sight Film Series [Online]

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Sliding scale admission: $0–25

Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform!

Showtime listed is Pacific Standard Time.

 


 

Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Purchase a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets. Registration ends 1 hour before the start time.
  • 30 minutes before each screening, NWFF will send a link and password to your registered e-mail address! (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) The password will expire at the end of the film. No late seating!
  • If by showtime you do not receive an e-mail with details, please contact rana@nwfilmforum.org for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam!)

The Henry Art Gallery and Northwest Film Forum co-present the In Plain Sight Film Series

The Henry Art Gallery and Northwest Film Forum co-present the In Plain Sight Film Series

The Henry Art Gallery and Northwest Film Forum co-present the In Plain Sight Film Series on the occasion of In Plain Sight, a museum-wide group exhibition that highlights narratives, communities, and histories typically hidden in our public space imagining new possibilities for the future.

Coinciding with the Henry’s exhibition, the Forum’s film series invites engagement with hidden histories and contexts unearthed with the aid of moving image media. Programs explore the myriad shades of nuance in disciplinary synthesis and delight in the discovery of new relationships between poetry, artifactology, and cinema.

Presented in partnership with ByDesign Festival, Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, and the UW Bothell Black Cinema Collective.

Learn more about Henry membership and NWFF membership and support the arts during this challenging time!


Mar. 18 at 7:30pm – Hidden (Escondido) w/ Space Needle: A Hidden History

(Miguel Baratta, Argentina, 2019, 70 min)

Inspired by abuses in Argentina’s dictatorial past but maintaining a global perspective, Hidden highlights the art of suppressed personal ideologies, experiences, and memories. Director Miguel Baratta dissects the morphology of design and the potential to resurrect hidden stories through physical objects—from the bones of victims of the Mapuche genocide to the remnants of songs written by Holocaust prisoners. Hidden opens windows into the past while considering the possibilities of art to transcend oppression in the future.

 


Screens with Space Needle: A Hidden History

(BJ Bullert, US, 2019, 18 min)
** Director in attendance! **

Space Needle: A Hidden History unfolds like a mystery to create a new origin story of this icon of the region, tracing the creative inspiration for the Needle’s shape back to a wooden sculpture called “The Feminine One.” The film connects dance, art, and architecture, and explores the creative legacies of architect Victor Steinbrueck and Seattle-born African-American dancer, Syvilla Fort.

Trailer >

Presented in conjunction with ByDesign Festival at Northwest Film Forum.


Apr. 15 at 7:30pm – Sight Lines: Video Poetry Showcase

Direct and unobstructed, the video poetry in this screening opens lines of sight into narratives, communities, and hidden histories through overlooked voices and untold stories. Video poetry provides a space outside of academia and canon where diverse poetic disciplines engage in unpacking individual histories excluded due to race, ethnicity, or class; explorations of coded language for protection, secrecy, or both; the illumination of invisible or covert systems of labor, exploitation, and capitalist control; and translation through surreal, oblique, or fantastical frameworks.

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, throughout National Poetry Month. Cadence fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry, approaching it as a literary genre presented as visual media.

Presented in conjunction with Cadence: Video Poetry Festival.


May 13 at 7:30pm – L'Appel à la Danse au Sénégal

Film description and ticketing link forthcoming!

Trailer >

Presented in collaboration with UW Bothell Black Cinema Collective.


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