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Eurovision: Iconic Song Performances

Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Hosted by Richard & Kevin, Three Dollar Bill Cinema members

Happy hour in the lobby at 7:00pm

Jun 30

Eurovision is the longest-running annual song competition in television history and one of TV’s most-watched non-sports programs. The glitzy stage design, pop-anthemic performances, flamboyant costuming and dancing are delightful, breathtakingly saccharine expressions of supranational exuberance.



And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead

Seattle premiere!

Jun 29 - Jul 02

(Billy Woodberry, US/Portugal, 2015, DCP, 89 min)

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead is an archival journey into New Orleans-born beat-poet Bob Kaufman’s life and work amidst the changes and struggles of the United States during his active years in San Francisco's North Beach, opening a time capsule of black-and-white film footage and still photography, underscored by jazz and city soundscapes.



HAPPY HOUR for V2 Dance + Film Residency

Free event!

Jul 06

The V2 Dance + Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to two artistic teams selected through a Dance Film Challenge. Come meet the organizers of the residency and potential future collaborators at this free happy hour in the Film Forum lobby!




World premiere!
Live show commission by Northwest Film Forum

Jul 07 - Jul 09

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. 




Special Events

Free events

Scour our calendar for regular free and extra-affordable events for Seattle film lovers. Have you checked out Framing Pictures? We have the best film critic chat in town. 



Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the ninth annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 23!




Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live music performance, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between.