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Trends in Latin American Experimental Animation

Curator in attendance!

Feb 20

Curated by Lina X. Aguirre y Cecilia TraslaviƱa

Moebius animación, a curatorial project dedicated to Latin American experimental animation, presents a selection of 16 recent short films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico by independent filmmakers and artists. This compilation is the result of their effort to map out the artistic field of experimental animation and its intense dynamic during the last decade.



Daughters of the Dust

25th anniversary digital restoration!
Introduction by Erika Massaquoi on Feb. 10;
Introduction by Tariqa Waters on Feb. 23

Feb 09 - Feb 23

(Julie Dash, US, 1991, 112 min)

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim when it initially opened in 1991.



The Shadow Council

Feb 22

The Shadow Council is a panel discussion show / people’s legislative body / satirical current events forum hosted by Brett Hamil (of The Seattle Process). The audience will submit and vote on legislation and resolutions, which will be presented to elected officials. There'll be public comment, live music, civic-minded hilarity and hard-hitting debate.



UNCODE at the Forum

Come celebrate Black History Month with a special screening of UNCODE!

Feb 23

On February 23, UNCODE joins the Northwest Film Forum for the debut of a new collection of films to celebrate Black History, Present, and Future. Come support Black art and filmmaking and meet the UNCODE creators.



Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Northwest Film Forum welcomes the 5th annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival!

Feb 23 - Feb 26

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length and short-format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.



SAAFF: Better Luck Tomorrow

15th anniversary screening!

This film is part of Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF). Tickets are sold through SAAFF, not Film Forum.

Feb 25

(Justin Lin, US, 2002, 101 min)

An accomplished high school student, Ben seems to excel at almost everything except winning over his dream girl, Stephanie. When he begins an unlikely friendship with trouble-seeking tough guy Daric, Ben becomes involved in petty crime that gets increasingly dangerous, with his various illegal ventures extending to include Stephanie and her wealthy beau, Steve. Can these restless teens curb their criminal activities before it’s too late?



Special Events

Special Events

Check our calendar regularly for non-screening events; we host a plethora of lectures, roundtable discussions (Chat Room), multidisciplinary events (IRL: Craigslist), and free Art Walk events (Cine-meme).



Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the 12th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest and best film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 26!




Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live scores created by local musicians at our Puget Soundtrack series, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between