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Gustafer Yellowgold

Live show for kids of all ages!

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Apr 29

He’s back — the 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 award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor, who has created a show that is equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn animated film.

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Eugene Onegin

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Apr 29

Stage Russia HD opens its inaugural season with a filmed production of the Vakhtangov Theatre's magical Eugene Onegin, a newly reimagined version of the Alexander Pushkin poem created and directed by renowned director, Rimas Tuminas.

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Shungu: The Resilience of a People

Director in attendance!

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Apr 30

(Saki Mafundikwa, Zimbabwe, 2009, 54 min)

Shungu is a compelling narrative of the strategies ordinary people use to survive in Zimbabwe today. The filmmaker takes us on a personal journey offering a rare, intimate insight as the country experiences political turmoil, economic meltdown and health care collapse.

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Punishment Park

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May 03

(Peter Watkins, US & UK, 1971, 91 min)

Nixon rules, and dissent has been criminalized, with dissenters forced in front of citizens’ tribunals and given the choice between jail time or traversing a punishing desert to their freedom.

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

"A wrecking ball of a wakeup call." – audience member

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May 05 - May 11

(Matt Tyrnauer, US, 2017, 92 min)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City captures the intense battle between the Trumpian “master builder” of New York, Robert Moses  and the activist Jane Jacobs, who passionately fought for cities to be built for the people living in them, and not for developers eager to make a profit.

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Northwest Film Forum Annual Gala and Tribute to Board Member John DeShazo

May 06

In honor of our beloved board member John DeShazo, who's moving to the east coast with his family this summer, the theme of this year's gala is "Party Like It's 1999" - the year John joined NWFF. Dress accordingly! Costume attire might be inspired by your favorite film from '99 or a cherished DeShazo memory.

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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).

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Series

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!

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Programs

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

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