“premier film arts organization”
Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers. Founded in 1995 by filmmakers Jamie Hook and Deborah Girdwood, the Film Forum now operates the region's first and only non-profit center for the film arts. The Film Forum's programming embraces film production as well as film exhibition, with two cinemas, film production and post-production facilities and equipment, educational workshop space, filmmaker offices, a film vault containing over 1,000 titles and a filmmaking library in our space at 1515 12th Ave. Over 1100 members strong, the Film Forum aides 250 filmmakers in the production of nearly 80 films, and offers more than 60 workshops annually. Our innovative Start-to-Finish grant program partners with a local artist to produce a feature length film, using both for and non-profit funding, a model unique in the non-profit world. The most recent film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, as well as unique live multimedia performances. Past highlights include a 27 film retrospective of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu that included ten commissions for live musical scores; over a decade of the Local Sightings Film Festival, celebrating achievements in filmmaking from the Northwest; an annual Children's Film Festival Seattle with movies from over 80 countries; a screening and discussion of the making of Rebel Without a Cause with screenwriter Stewart Stern; and the strongest music film programming in the nation.
Join the Raiders Guys on June 2, 2016 for a special advance screening of the double feature of Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (documentary) and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (fan film).
Buy Tickets here: http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/3979
Check out the FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710665325872936/
Learn more about the Raiders Guys here:
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
(Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen, U.S., 2015, 95 min)
Picture, if you will, a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The concept is outlandish enough on its own, ambitious beyond reckoning; now imagine that this project was helmed entirely by teenagers over the course of seven years. Just 12 years old when they began their amateur adaptation of Steven Spielberg's action classic, Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb reconvened in 2014 to put the project to bed by tying up one remaining loose end: the notorious airplane scene, a duel to the death between Indiana Jones and a musclebound Nazi stooge.
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made joins the young entrepreneurs, now grown men, as they reinvest in their childhood passion project and film one last scene. Featuring interviews with Eli Roth and John Rhys-Davies, this documentary is a celebration of creative dedication; a tribute to tributes, and an acknowledgement of a genuinely singular achievement in American filmmaking.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
(Eric Zala, U.S., 1989, 100 min)
The Adaptation is a labor of love of the purest kind. Young movie buffs, inspired by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Lawrence Kasdan, set out to reshoot the entirety of a major Hollywood blockbuster with a little more than 1/4000th of the budget of the "real" Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result is a transcendently comical, inspiring and inspired work of art that draws viewers in through sheer amazement at what can be achieved with seven summers of shooting and the collective willpower of a handful of friends.
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