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Cine-meme - Art Walk

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Curated by Amber Cortes, videos live mixed by Edward Wolcher. With special musical guest.

 

 

Feb 11

A live video mashup of the best of internet ephemera and avant-garde cinema.

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Chat Room

Happy hour at 6pm in the lobby

Feb 11

Chat Room is a quarterly forum about art in the age of the Internet. Artists, thinkers, non-artists, and non-thinkers come together each edition to tackle the fundamental questions around art and its relationship to broader society. Discussion topics range from copyright law, labor, cool teens, oppression, activism, memes, authenticity, and much more. 

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Chocolat

New 35mm print!

Feb 12 - Feb 14

(Claire Denis, France, 1988, 35mm, 109 min)

The great French director Claire Denis’s first feature film set the stage for her incomparable career. An affluent white woman named France (Mireille Perrier) returns to her childhood home in Cameroon after many years of living in France. While there, she reflects upon her youth.

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In the Shadow of Women

Seattle Premiere!

Feb 12 - Feb 14

(Philippe Garrel, France, 2014, 73 min)

The new film by the great Philippe Garrel (previously seen at the NYFF with Regular Lovers in 2005 and Jealousy in 2013) is a close look at infidelity—not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it’s experienced and understood by men and women. 

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Never Get Tired: The Bomb the Music Industry! Story

Seattle premiere!

Feb 17

(Sara Crow, United States, 2015, 91 min)

Embodying the DIY ethos, New York punk band Bomb the Music Industry! managed to sustain nearly ten years of recording, touring, and building a worldwide fan base, all without a record label, album sales, or traditional commerce of any kind.

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Ruined Heart

Seattle Premiere!

Feb 17 - Feb 24

(Khavn De La Cruz, the Philippines, 2014, 73 min)

Ruined Heart is a one-of-a-kind wordless crime-drama-musical-punk-noir-opera with an unforgettable soundtrack composed by the film's prolific director Khavn (Mondomanila). In the underworld and backstreets of Manila, a criminal and the woman he's hired to protect run away together, fleeing a kingpin in favor of life on the run. 

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The Anthropologist

Celebrating World Anthropology Day!
Seattle premiere! 
 

Feb 18

(Daniel Miller, United States, 2015, 80 min)

At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers, and rising tides.

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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. 

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Series

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!

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Programs

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.

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