This weekend, the Northwest Film Forum begins a two weekend special presentation as local Seattle music icon Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service), shares some of his favorite music films!
Beginning on the 17th, Gibbard will sit down with local director Lynn Shelton to discuss his work in scoring here latest film, the 2014 Laggies. Continuing that first weekend, Ben Gibbard presents New Wave classic concert film URGH! A Music War featuring a very young Police and The Cramps.
That following Sunday the 18th, Gibbard presents the Monkee’s 60’s trip out film HEAD. I don’t know if that film has ever graced a screen in this town, and it’s a lot of fun to watch – especially if you’re a Monkee’s fan!
The next weekend of the 24th & 25th, the program presents The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, which is a classic to fans of hard rock in the 80’s. It’s really cool that Penelope Spheeris’ Decline films are seeing a resurgence in interest with their recent Blu-Ray presentations. That same night, Ben presents a super secret screening of one of his favorite music films! Will it be Truth or Dare? The Jazz Singer? Yentl? make sure you stick around Saturday night and find out!
Then on Sunday the 25th, the program wraps up with a screening of the Kurt Cobain Documentary Been A Son featuring Gibbard and will be attending by director Steve Fisk for a Q&A after the screening.
This is a very rare opportunity to take part in this interactive film program curated by a legendary Seattle Artist. Trust me, there are people all across the country that would shit themselves for a chance to sit with Mr. Gibbard and share these movies! We’re a very lucky city…
$54 will get you a general pass to the series but it’s only $30 bones for Film Forum members.