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Dark Cool Quiet

Free Event!

Aug 01 - Aug 02

Dark Cool Quiet is a programmed block of video art and experimental films addressing similar concerns, shown in an air-conditioned, schmooze-free theater space. The program gathers together meditative works with themes of place, space, light, time, and human discomforts and euphorias.




Seattle Premiere
Co-presented with Tasveer

Jul 31 - Aug 06

(Chaitanya Tamhane, India, DCP, 116 min)

Court is a complex portrait of a country divided, visibly riven by caste and class differences that are accepted and perpetuated through behavior that is both intrinsically human and artificially imposed through the registers of postcolonialism. A prize winner at Venice, this quiet epic is unquestionably one of the greatest modern films to come out of Indian cinema.



New Vacation: Installation Opening

Co-presented with Satellite Seattle
Free Event!

Aug 01

Join us as we kick off a month-long, a multi-channel video and storefront installation, New Vacation features artists that are exploring commercialism, and gender roles through a contemporary internet aesthetic. New Vacation uses feminine aesthetics to present a larger retrospective into contemporary new media art making. 



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

Free event!

Feb 09 - Aug 03

Are you a local filmmaker looking to share your work? Seeking feedback on your film? Want to see what other people are currently working on? Come join us for our monthly opening screening! Hang out with new and established filmmakers and experience films being made right here in our community.



Her Wilderness

Seattle Premiere

Director in Attendance!

Aug 05

(Frank Mosley, 2014, United States, DCP, 65 min)

Both a feature installation film and an online interactive experience, Her Wilderness is an investigation into responsibility, choice, and identity: a fairy tale for adults. The film weaves an elliptical, minimalist narrative of a lost, wandering child in the wake of an affair that may or may not have even happened.



A-Bomb: 70 Years Since Hiroshima

Co-presented by The Sprocket Society.

Aug 06

Rare 16mm short movies about The Bomb, from Hiroshima through the mid 1970s -- the first 30 years of the atomic bomb era. Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.



You’re Lookin’ at Country: Invitation to Infidelity

Followed by Country-Oke!

Aug 07

Slide off of your satin sheets and join us for an all-you-can-cheat banquet of vintage country music videos, followed by Country-Oke! Our salute to adultery will kick off with classic country clips culled from 1960s, 70s and 80s film and TV performances. 



The Look of Silence

Aug 07 - Aug 13

(Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2014, DCP, 99 minutes)

An ambitious companion film to his Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer returns to the aftermath of the 1965 Indonesian genocide of communists and ethnic Chinese people in The Look of Silence. The documentary picks up the thread of its predecessor, and confronts the aging perpetrators of mass murder with the consequences of their crimes. 



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Remixed

 Live soundtrack remix by DJ Nicfit!

Aug 08

(Robert Wiene, 1920, Germany, 71 minutes)

This classic horror film from the canon of German Expressionist cinema gets a soundtrack remix by DJ Nicfit. In the gloomy, forbidding town of Holstenwall, the mysterious Dr. Caligari wields the otherworldly power of a serial killer somnambulist named Cesare. Francis, our hero, must defeat Cesare by discovering the source of his power. The hunt for the truth will takes Francis to an insane asylum, and the twists in the story and sharp shadows in the town reveal the filmmakers' deep distrust of authoritarian power in post-WW1 Germany.



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.