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Stations of the Elevated

New restoration!
Sponsored by KPLU 88.5!

Oct 21

(Manfred Kirchheimer, United States, 1981, DCP, 45 min)

Among the first-ever documentations of graffiti on film, Stations of the Elevated weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City's gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, Stations of the Elevated captures the height of the 1970s graffiti movement in New York, featuring the work of early legends including Lee, Fab 5 Freddy, Shadow, Daze, Kase, Butch, Blade, Slave, 12 T2B, Ree, and Pusher. 




 Introduction by AJ Epstein, Artistic Director at West of Lenin

Oct 21

(Davide Manuli, Italy, 2008, 80 min)

An “existentiabsurdist” film loosely based on Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Beket takes place in a no-man's land outside of time, when mankind no longer inhabits the planet. Protagonists Freak and Jaja meet at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere and embark on an absurd, existentialist journey filled with apocalyptic imagery.




Co-presented with KEXP 90.3 and World Famous
Sponsored by City Arts Magazine
Curated by Bobby McHugh and Sharlese Metcalf
Happy Hour at 7pm!
Program at 8pm!

Oct 22

Videoasis is a celebration of music videos and the artists who make them. Our quarterly showcase is a thematic mixture of locally made videos, some new, and some definite throwbacks. Curated by Bobby McHugh and Sharlese Metcalf, Videoasis is brought to you by KEXP, World Famous & Northwest Film Forum.



Swim Little Fish Swim

Seattle premiere!

Oct 24 - Oct 30

(Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis, United States, 2013, DCP, 95 min)

Inspired by New York filmmakers Jim Jarmusch, John Cassavetes and Spike Lee, and by their own experiences of the city, French filmmakers Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis have crafted a delightfully engrossing domestic drama for their feature debut. 



Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

Film subject Ed Reed in attendance!
Film introduction and hosted Q&A by jazz journalist Robin Lloyd!
Sponsored by KPLU 88.5!

Oct 25

(NC Heiken, United States, 2014, 84 min)

Frank Morgan was a prodigal alto sax player who, like so many of his fellow musicians of the era, saw his career plagued by drug addiction. What sets Frank apart is not just his exceptionally beautiful, classic alto playing, but also the amazing fact that he survived 30 years of revolving door incarceration and drug abuse, and went on to a comeback career in the last 22 years of his life. 



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.