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Local Sightings Film Festival starts Friday!

Seattle is home to many great film festivals. One of our favorites here at Scarecrow is Northwest Film Forum's LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL, a celebration of the movies made from Alaska to Oregon and our own homegrown talent. Here's the festival's official description:

Local Sightings is Northwest Film Forum’s premier showcase of Northwest filmmaking. The festival, which happens at NWFF’s theaters in Seattle, features great prizes, filmmaker parties, archival Northwest films and an impressive national film industry jury looking for strong Northwest work.

The festival begins this Friday, September 30th with Opening Night film is Calvin Lee Reeder's THE OREGONIAN, "a road trip film that deprives its audience of every conventional expectation in a movie-going experience." The story of a woman injured in a car crash on a deserted forest road, the description warns that the film " that assaults the senses with a screeching sound design, coarse, violent imagery and just plain freakiness. But below and above the shock value, it taps into something vital and raw. For those viewers who can appreciate the utter absurdity of human existence, the film offers an uncanny humor (a la Lynch, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky)." It all seems true from the trailer...

A grand Opening Night party follows the film with music by DJ "Ear Candy" Randy, dancing, drinks, and film conversation.

Local Sightings continues through Thursday, October 6th with features, shorts, documentaires, animation, and experimental works as well as filmmaker & filmmaking panels and more.

Check their schedule for all the film and ticket details. 

Family Time Light of Mine

Zheng Wang's FAMILY TIME (left) plays with a collection of short films on Saturday, October 1st at 7pm.

Brett Eichenberger's LIGHT OF MINE (right) plays on Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm.

Scarecrow invites you to continue your local sightings with a visit to our Local Film section. It's downstairs between the Directors and the Foreign section. You'll find past Local Sightings films there, such as former Crow staffer Michael Harring's THE MOUNTAIN, THE RIVER, AND THE ROAD.


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