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YIPS Fest 2017

Jun 25

YIPS stands for Young, Independent, People, Seattle. It is an international festival focused on short films by filmmakers 18 years old or younger, outside of a school program. The festival is completely youth-organized and curated by a highly motivated group of Ballard High School students.

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On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Seattle premiere! Director in attendance!

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Jun 24 - Jun 25

(Marsha Emerman, Australia, 2015, 79 min)

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Saddam’s regime purged Iraqi music of its origins, but Majid, determined to rediscover them, traveled the world to meet exiled Jewish, Muslim and Christian Iraqi musicians who still sing and play these songs.

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Icaros: A Vision

Seattle premiere!

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Jun 23 - Jun 25

(Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi, US & Peru, 2016, 91 min)

Looking for a miracle, Angelina lands at a healing center in the Peruvian Amazon where shamans minister to a group of foreign psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the secrets of life and death.

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The Shadow Council

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Jun 28

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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illustration by Kathryn Rathke

Hang Together

A celebration & farewell for John DeShazo and Susannah Anderson
 
Happy hour in the lobby at 7pm!
 

Jun 30 - Jul 01

A two-night farewell variety show celebrating the significant contributions of longtime Northwest Film Forum board member John DeShazo and his wife Susannah Anderson to Seattle's arts community. John and Susannah will be moving across the country later this summer. Join us in bidding a fond farewell to two local living legends!

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* NWFF SUMMER CLOSURE * July 3–8 *

Jul 03 - Jul 08

Northwest Film Forum will be closed for a summer break to catch our breath, catch up with projects, catch some rays, and catch some Zs. See you soon!

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Sacred

Seattle premiere!

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Jul 09 - Jul 13

(Thomas Lennon, various countries, 2016, 86 min)

Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.

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Industry Happy Hour

Free and all-ages!

Jul 12 - Aug 30

Join us for Summer Happy Hours at Northwest Film Forum and meet with local professionals in independent film and VR. Each happy hour (Wednesdays, 6–7:30pm) will focus on either Directors and Actors, Producers, and VR (360/VR/AR).

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Stone Cold with live commentary by John Criscitello

"He’ll burn you cold."

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Jul 12

(Craig R. Baxley, US, 1991, 95 min)

Obnoxious, notorious ex-Seahawk Brian “The Boz” Bosworth is Joe Huff, a cop who’s a little TOO tough on crime. Joe’s superiors, unable to reign him in, sentence him to an undercover gig from hell: infiltrate The Brotherhood, a murderous, drug-dealing white supremacist biker gang.

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The Future of Film is Feminist Festival

FREE, all-ages, and open to the public; part of STG's free Nights at the Neptune series!

Takes place at the Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St); doors at 7pm

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Jul 13

Join Reel Grrls, NWFF, & NFFTY in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group for a community event that highlights the talents of young female identified filmmakers.

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The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

Happy hour at 7pm!

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Jul 14

Seattle’s favorite crackpot leftist political comedy talk show continues to burrow into the psyche of a city under siege.

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Hermia & Helena

Seattle premiere!

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Jul 14 - Jul 16

(Matías Piñeiro, US & Argentina, 2017, 97 min)

Camila, a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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undertones 1

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Jul 15

A healing narcotic of hazy images and music to soothe your summer melancholy.

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Anna Karenina

This screening will have an intermission

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Jul 15

(Angelica Cholina, Russia, 2016, 165 min)

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.

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Stop Making Sense

This screening is part of a nationwide celebration of Jonathan Demme! Join in #CelebrateDemme

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Jul 19

(Jonathan Demme, US, 1984, 88 min)

Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, Stop Making Sense was Jonathan Demme’s documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with the album Speaking in Tongues and the single “Burning Down the House.”

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Like Crazy

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Jul 19 - Jul 23

(Paolo Virzì, Italy & France, 2016, 118 min)

Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between two women fleeing a mental institution together in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse that is the world of “sane” people.

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DKLG Productions presents Jackie Kashian

CINEMA RENTAL

Live standup comedy show!

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Jul 20

Standup comedian and creator/host of the Dork Forest Podcast, Jackie Kashian is bringing her Pacific Northwest tour to Northwest Film Forum!

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Hunger Strikes: A Call to End Immigrant Detention

Free event! Co-presented with Northwest Detention Center Resistance

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Jul 23

What can you do when you know your rights, but the US government doesn't respect them? Join the Northwest Detention Center Resistance for a short documentary screening and discussion of the 2014 and 2017 hunger strikes to protest human rights abuses at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

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