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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 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

Sat, Feb 15

Where Does a Body End?

Directed by Marco Porsia

Michael Gira and his band Swans are one of industrial music’s heaviest and most emotionally shattering groups. Filmmaker Porsia went

Sun, Feb 16

The Unicorn

Directed by Isabelle Dupuis, Tim Geraghty

In 1974, outsider musician Peter Grudzien made the first openly-gay country album, pressing 500 copies and selling few. Rediscovered in

Sun, Feb 16

Bound

Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

The Wachowski’s debut feature foreshadows their interest in the aesthetics and tropes of film noir (which will be a recurrent

Mon, Feb 17

Mur Murs

Directed by Agnès Varda

One of Varda’s most charming films in a career built on such work, Mur Murs is one of a handful

Mon, Feb 17

Documenteur

Directed by Agnès Varda

This small-scale fiction about a divorced mother and her child (played by Agnès Varda’s own son) leading a quiet existence

Thu, Feb 20

Vagabond

Directed by Agnès Varda

In Varda’s own words a poetic soliloquy for an unknown woman, this 1985 masterpiece follows Mona (an unforgettable Sandrine Bonnaire),