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Essential Cinema

Weekly essential film programming

Northwest Tracking

Showcasing the work of NW filmmakers

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Sci-fi, horror & subversive

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Sun, Oct 13

They Live

Directed by John Carpenter

John Carpenter—absolutely a master filmmaker by 1988, with such key films as Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York,

Sun, Oct 13

The Wind Will Carry Us

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

A TV crew from Tehran arrives in a remote Kurdish village to film an unusual funeral ceremony but are stymied

Sun, Oct 13

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui

Before it was a beloved TV show, Fran Rubel Kuzui directed Joss Whedon’s original feature script that follows reluctant Chosen

Mon, Oct 14

ABC Africa

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

In 2000, Kiarostami traveled to Africa at the request of the United Nations to document a humanitarian crisis unfolding in

Thu, Oct 17

Convergence and Cacophony: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel

Directed by Dustin Zemel

Combining multiple layers of visuals and audio, filmmaker, artist, and PhD recipient Dustin Zemel pushes the boundaries on stable environments

Fri, Oct 18


Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

As she roams the streets of Tehran in her car, a recently divorced woman (Mania Akbari) chauffeurs a rotating cast

Sat, Oct 19

The Scar of Shame

Directed by Frank Peregini

Historically notable as one of the first feature films with an all-black cast and specifically made for a black audience,

Sat, Oct 19

Five Dedicated to Ozu

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

A piece of driftwood on the seashore, carried about by the waves. People walking on the seashore. The oldest ones

Sat, Oct 19


Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

One of Kiarostami’s most daring formal experiments turns the camera on the audience. Set entirely in a movie theater showing

Sun, Oct 20

My Twentieth Century

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Budapest, 1880: twins Lili and Dora are born, nearly simultaneously with Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb—a key piece

Sun, Oct 20

The Slumber Party Massacre

Directed by Amy Holden Jones

Amy Holden Jones’ 1982 slasher (partially) reclaimed a feminine perspective, in this film about a slumber party that must fight

Thu, Oct 24

The I Never Trilogy

Directed by Mig Windows, Rory Owens

The I Never trilogy is an anthology of ghost stories exploring themes of heartbreak, infidelity, suicide, and the supernatural. Loosely