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Essential Cinema

Weekly essential film programming

Underscan: Cult & Genre Reframed

Sci-fi, horror & subversive

Northwest Tracking

Showcasing the work of NW filmmakers

PIFF43

March 6 – March 15, 2020

Upcoming Films

Sun, Feb 2

Mr. Jimmy

Directed by Peter Michael Dowd

As a teenager Akio Sakurai, the son of a Tokyo kimono tailor, became obsessed with Led Zeppelin. He carried the

Mon, Feb 3

Agnès Varda Shorts Program Two

Directed by Agnès Varda

Four early-mid-career Varda shorts—two exploring varieties of love and two from her late-60s trip to California—craft unforgettable portraits of very

Thu, Feb 6

Stories from the River

Directed by Woodrow Hunt

A shorts series created in partnership with Confluence and Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc, Cherokee) of Tule Films. Indigenous elders and leaders

Fri, Feb 7

You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

Directed by Kenny Dalsheimer

This loving portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard, replete with performances from her long career and interviews with key

Sat, Feb 8

Lion’s Love (…and Lies)

Directed by Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda brings New York counterculture to Los Angeles. In a rented house in the sun-soaked Hollywood Hills, a woman

Sat, Feb 8

Other Music

Directed by Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller

Forward-thinking NYC institution Other Music—known for their plucky spirit and encyclopedic knowledge (and stocking) of outside-the-mainstream music—is the focus of

Sun, Feb 9

Patrinell: The Total Experience

Directed by Andrew Elizaga, Tia Young

Crowned “Seattle’s First Lady of Gospel,” by the Seattle Times, Reverend Patrinell “Pat” Wright left the segregated South in 1964

Sun, Feb 9

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Directed by Agnès Varda

Varda’s mid-career film, dripping in garish ’70s color schemes, is a paean to female friendship and solidarity. The friendship of

Mon, Feb 10

Daguerréotypes

Directed by Agnès Varda

When stuck at home following the birth of her son Mathieu, Varda endeavored to create a film only within the

Wed, Feb 12

NW Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

The Northwest has a strong tradition in music video creation, and we celebrate it with an evening of music videos

Fri, Feb 14

Cinevardaphoto

Directed by Agnès Varda

A meditation on the medium of photography and the power of a still image to poignantly capture a moment in

Sat, Feb 15

Agnès Varda Shorts Program Three

Directed by Agnès Varda

Six shorts from the mid-70s up through the early aughts, capturing Varda at her unpredictable and charming best. This program