The Fort Report: September 23rd – 29th
the Local Sightings Film Festival begins this week, plus more exciting Indie Openings!
Tuesday the 23rd
SIFF Film Center – presents Film Scoring with B.C. Campbell. Composer, songwriter, and producer BC Campbell will share his appreciation with one of the great film scores of all time: Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown. This event begins at 7pm.
Grand Illusion – Electro music doc I Dream of Wires continues its run until Thursday. The Grand Illusion also feature the local experimental project series Ex-Cinema where area filmmakers showcase their experimental films in a group of other local artists.
Sundance Cinema – My Old Lady, A Walk Among the Tombstones, the Maze Runner, the Drop, Love is Strange, Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, the One I Love, and The Trip to Italy. Additionally, the Sundance screening room presents Life of Crime.
Wednesday the 24th
SIFF Cinema Uptown – In addition to the Uptown’s regular offerings, SIFF will be presenting a special engagement of My America, a collection of 21 different monologues by some of the nation’s most exciting playwrights in an unique staged performance. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory, together they from a portrait of the American psyche. This shows at 7:30pm.
Northwest Film Forum – Low Down, Get Down the opening night of the Forum’s Local Sightings film festival. This is a kick off event that features the opening night film Bella Vista as well as speakers introducing events associated with the festival and more! This event begins at 7pm with after party event at 9pm.
Friday the 26th
- 6pm – VIP Party
- 6:30 pm – Installation Program
- 7pm – Opening Reception
- 8pm – Bella Vista
Grand Illusion – Nic Cave’s doc 20,000 Days on Earth opens its limited realease.
Saturday the 27th
SIFF Cinema Uptown – the Harmontown Podcast Live. Join Dan Harmon and “Harmontown” regulars–including Erin McGathy, Dungeon Master Spencer Crittendon, and guest comptroller Dino Stamatopoulos (Star-Burns!)–for their first Seattle episode, and a sneak preview screening ofHarmontown the documentary, which chronicles their calamitous cross-country tour.
- 11am – 4pm: Seattle Film Summit Conference
- 5pm – Film Summit Happy Hour
- 7pm – Down River
- 7pm – The Device
- 9pm – The Chat
- 9pm – Love and Loss (short film)
Sunday the 28th
- 11am – Seattle Film Summit: Indie Contracts
- 12:30pm – Seattle Film Summit: Seattle Composers Alliance
- 2pm – Seattle Film Summit: Building User Bases
- 3pm – Student Showcase and Education Open House
- 3:30pm – Local Fences, Local Spaces (short film)
- 5pm – Deal with it, Sister (short film)
- 5pm – Nothing Against Life
- 7pm – Return of the River
- 7pm – Mind Zone
- 9pm – Koinonia
Monday the 29th
SIFF Cinema Uptown – James Franco stars in Palo Alto as part of the Recent Raves series.
- 6:30pm – Seattle Film Summit: Multi-Platform Storytelling
- 7pm – Speed of Sound
- 8pm – Seattle Film Summit – Get in the Game
- 9pm – Plain Devil
Opening next week: The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer