Visual poetry and geography guide the viewer in Bi Gan’s dreamlike debut feature Kaili Blues. Gan’s fluid camera captures the mystical landscape in the province of Guizhou, following doctor Chen Sheng as he embarks on a journey by train to find his nephew. On the way, Chen Sheng encounters a place where time seems to flow both forwards and backwards, the lives of the local people a complete mystery. The personal insights gained on his journey become meaningful on a larger scale as Chen’s journey ultimately reflects on the increasingly rapid pace of cultural and economic transformation in China.
August 2nd - September 20th, (Tuesdays) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructors: Jonah Kozlowski, Bernard Mann, Craig Downing
Tuition: $595 ($550 for Film Forum members)
Limited to 8 students
For 8 weeks, learn the fundamentals for digital filmmaking. During class, students will have hands-on training as they are introduced to camera, audio, light and editing equipment. Students will acquire the actionable skills and understanding to independently make professional films. This class is filmmaking by practical application. All basic film equipment will be provided in class. Students can also bring their own equipment to class if they want too.
July 7 - July 9
Live performance commission by Northwest Film Forum
Snow, cake, lighthouses, confined spaces, pockets, shadow, hands, pulse. These are the key components of PALMS, a performance that combines dance, music, poetry, and architectural design to portray the story of a wild animal turning into a woman.
Cue Northwest Film Residency
We’ve selected a filmmaker: Congratulations Neely Goniodsky! Learn more about Neely at cuenorthwest.org
Cue Northwest is a partnership between Brick Lane Records and Northwest Film Forum. We believe connecting artists across disciplines creates a fertile environment for building community through art. Through a series of collaborative projects including production residencies and networking events, Cue Northwest will galvanize the film and music communities
visit cuenorthwest.org for more