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What to Stream in Seattle August 28–September 1

Friends of Lynn Shelton host a virtual memorial and MoPop launches a sci-fi film festival.

By Sam Luikens August 28, 2020

A still from Rocket Roaches, one of the films at MoPop's sci-fi festival. 

Fri, Aug 28
A Memorial for Lynn Shelton
The beloved Seattle filmmaker known for titles like Laggies and most recently Sword of Trust died in May. Family, friends, and fans will gather over Zoom to commemorate her legacy. Tickets start at $1, but you can choose to donate more. Proceeds go to the Shelton/Seal Family Fund and the Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children. 6pm    

Sat, Aug 29
Black Women’s Hour
Hosted by BWH creator Sharon Abdul, this online forum is meant to give Black women space to talk about coping with the anxiety that comes with violence perpetuated against Black people. Mabel Bongmba is a psychiatrist and will join the conversation. Tickets are free and registration is here10am

Aug 29 & 30
Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival
The Museum of Pop Culture and the Seattle International Film Festival will launch their 15th annual genre short film festival over Vimeo. It gathers a swath of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi shorts including a stop-animation about a siren with an appetite for human flesh. The event launches on Saturday where it will be live-streamed. On Sunday MoPop will upload the encore of Saturday’s screening. Standard tickets are $22 the first day, $20 the second. 2pm

Tue, Sep 1
Nude Kitchen
If you’ve picked up drawing during quarantine, teachers Crystal Barbre and Madeline Owen host a weekly figure drawing course billed for beginners and experienced artists alike. They fuse “professional instruction” with “unconventional models” for a two-hour lesson over Zoom. Tickets are $10. 7pm

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