Now Showing

Brothers (Brodre)

Dec 01 - Dec 03

(Aslaug Holm, Norway, 2015, 102 min, Norwegian with English subtitles)

Aslaug Holm is a Norwegian filmmaker and mother of two sons, and both roles become inextricably intertwined as Holm trains her camera on sons Lukas and Markus (aged five and eight respectively when she began shooting) over the course of a decade, and the result is an astonishingly candid portrait of childhood that is faithful to the flux of coming-of-age.



A Rendering

Free event!

Nov 17 - Dec 03

LIMITS (Corrie Befort & Jason E Anderson), in association with filmmaker Adam Diller, premiere A Rendering, a two-part iterative dance film. Sound, space, and movement emerge as characters in a hypnotic, parallel universe that yields unusual psychological and physical states.



Seattle Documentary Association: Present Perfect

Free event!

Happy hour at 4pm!

Dec 04

Filmed over the course of a year in a preschool housed within a retirement home, Present Perfect is a feature length documentary about growing up and growing old in America.



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

Feb 09 - Dec 05


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.



Two films by Michael Snow

16mm prints!

Dec 08

Wavelength: (Michael Snow, Canada, 1967, 16mm, 45 min) To Lavoisier, Who Died in the Reign of Terror: (Michael Snow, Canada, 1991, 16mm, 52 min)

Canadian artist Michael Snow is one of the world’s most influential avant-garde filmmakers. His structuralist opus Wavelength will screen at the Forum alongside the melancholy and surreal La Voisier, Who Died in the Reign of Terror.



Holiday Party

Free, all ages, open to the public!
Sponsored by Naked City Brewery
Music by DJ Emmanuelle
RSVP to the Facebook event (not required)

Dec 09

Our legendary annual holiday potluck/dance/karaoke/dreidel/egg-nog bash is back, with Cineoke host Three Dollar Bill Cinema!



Fire at Sea

Seattle premiere! 

Dec 08 - Dec 11

(Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France, 2016, DCP, 108 min)

For residents of Lampedusa, life continues at a steady pace. Samuele, observant 12-year-old Lampedusan, likes playing on land, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and those who try to cross it to get to his island. Gianfranco Rosi simultaneously documents Samuele's life and a few of the many battered boats that wash ashore, as migrants finally reach land after a harrowing journey. What’s next?



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