Family Frames

Family Frames

2012-2013 PROGRAM

The Film Forum offers year-round programming to delight and dazzle family audiences. Quarterly film screenings include award-winning features and shorts, historically important children's films, director retrospectives, documentaries from around the globe, interdisciplinary programs (including performances of new scores for classic silent films) and exciting hands-on workshops for young filmgoers and filmmakers.


Gustafer Yellowgold

Sponsored by See Kai Run

Aug 11, 2013

Back by popular demand, a little guy who hails from the sun is set to return to Seattle for another out-of-this-world, multimedia family show at Northwest Film Forum. Groovy Gustafer is the creation of illustrator/songwriter/performer Morgan Taylor, who has created a show that is equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn animated film.  Perfect for the pint-sized set as well as their larger guardians, Gustafer Yellowgold is a blissful blend of pop music, lyrical poignancy and cartoon absurdity. This show will feature sweet new songs from the newest Gustafer DVD as well as award-winners and favorites from past DVDs. All this, plus a chance to meet the newest character in the show, Gustafer's buddy Rock Melon!



Tiger Eyes

Seattle premiere!

Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2013

(Lawrence Blume, United States, 2012, DCP, 92 min)

Despite Judy Blume's 40 years of writing bestsellers for children and young adults, Tiger Eyes is the first major motion picture to be made from any of her 28 books. Appropriately, it's a family affair. Directed by her son, Lawrence Blume, the film is a coming-of-age story about Davey, a 17 year-old girl whose life is upended by personal tragedy.



Little Fugitive

New 35mm print!

Actor Rich Andrusco in person Friday & Saturday!

Sponsored by Holiday Inn Seattle

Mar 29 - Apr 04, 2013

(Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin and Ray Ashley, USA, 1953, 35mm, 80 min)

Nominated for an Academy Award for best motion picture story and winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, The Little Fugitive follows a seven-year old boy named Joey (Richie Andrusco) who runs away to Coney Island after being tricked into thinking he’s killed his older brother Lennie (Rickie Brewster). Joey’s adventures and Lennie’s search for his lost little brother make for a charming adventure that chronicles 1950s New York in perfect detail. From the view under the boardwalk to a summer storm that clears the beach, Engel’s camera never fails to register magical, atmospheric moments.



Crazy and Thief

Feb 27, 2013

(Cory McAbee, USA, 2012, Blu-ray, 52 min)

Crazy and Thief takes its title from the two main characters, who happen to be director Cory McAbee’s children—Vy, his seven-year-old daughter, and Johnny, his impressionable three-year-old son. Fulfilling the duty of all older siblings, Vy shows Johnny around their hometown (New York City), as their literal quest to navigate Vy’s “star map” parallels Johnny’s own intellectual odyssey. Songs provided by McAbee himself become both narration and soundtrack, following Crazy and Thief along a startlingly honest and grown-up journey.