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I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!

Icky Boyfriends drummer Anthony Bedard in attendance!

Featuring a program of shorts to shock and delight!

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Jun 23

(Danny Plotnick, US, 1996, 48 min, + 33 min shorts program)

Brace yourselves for one of the most resplendent footnotes of rock anti-history ever to grace the silver screen. Danny Plotnick’s I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie! chronicles the pointless shenanigans of San Francisco rock ‘n’ roll ne’er-do-wells the Icky Boyfriends and their futile quest for rock stardom.



Icaros: A Vision

Seattle premiere!

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Jun 23 - Jun 25

(Leonor Caraballo & Matteo Norzi, US & Peru, 2016, 91 min)

Looking for a miracle, Angelina lands at a healing center in the Peruvian Amazon where shamans minister to a group of foreign psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the secrets of life and death.



On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Seattle premiere! Director in attendance!

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Jun 24 - Jun 25

(Marsha Emerman, Australia, 2015, 79 min)

When Majid Shokor escaped from Iraq, he discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history. Saddam’s regime purged Iraqi music of its origins, but Majid, determined to rediscover them, traveled the world to meet exiled Jewish, Muslim and Christian Iraqi musicians who still sing and play these songs.



YIPS Fest 2017

Jun 25

YIPS stands for Young, Independent, People, Seattle. It is an international festival focused on short films by filmmakers 18 years old or younger, outside of a school program. The festival is completely youth-organized and curated by a highly motivated group of Ballard High School students.



The Shadow Council

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Jun 28

The Shadow Council is a people’s legislative body / satirical current events forum hosted by Brett Hamil (of The Seattle Process). Expert Witnesses will present findings on topics both local and national. The Assembly will submit proposed legislation, public comment, questions and complaints.


illustration by Kathryn Rathke

Hang Together

A celebration & farewell for John DeShazo and Susannah Anderson

Jun 30 - Jul 01

A two-night farewell variety show celebrating the significant contributions of longtime Northwest Film Forum board member John DeShazo and his wife Susannah Anderson to Seattle's arts community. John and Susannah will be moving across the country later this summer. Join us in bidding a fond farewell to two local living legends!



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