Farewell

Northwest Film Forum Is Live Streaming Lynn Shelton’s We Go Way Back Tonight

As part of its tribute to the beloved Seattle director, the theater will run her first feature film for free.

05/21/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do February 28–March 1

Pacific Science Center discusses climate anxiety, Northwest Film Forum hosts children’s films, and a Tony-winner hits Seattle Rep.

02/28/2020 By Ryan Phelan

Reeling

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Is Back!

The eighth annual festival starts Thursday with a timely lineup and a party at Washington Hall.

02/19/2020 By Stefan Milne

Analog Out

At the Video Store Is an Ode to the Fading Rental Business

Bill Hader, Todd Haynes, John Waters, and some Seattleites ponder stores like Scarecrow Video—what they meant and what the few remaining still mean.

01/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Film Reviews

Here You Go: 6 Movies from Local Sightings Film Festival, Reviewed

Five documentaries—and one long-lost local classic—are coming to Northwest Film Forum.

09/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 3–5

A blues musician celebrates 50 years, an author examines the Black Lives Matter movement, and a documentary links art to the mind.

09/03/2019 By Lily Hansen and Courtney Cummings

Journeys

Strange Negotiations Delves into David Bazan's Crisis of Faith

A new documentary charts the travels, and travails, of the local singer-songwriter.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 19–22

A Ballard butcher shop sneak peek, a behind-the-scenes look at 1960s drag pageants, and the story of a 20th century female sculptor.

08/19/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Hear Here

Phonic Seattle Explores Our Less Typical Music Venues

The new documentary looks into spaces that don’t fit the standard mold.

08/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 12–15

A trumpeter adds spoken word to jazz classics, a cartoonist draws 23 Seattle neighborhoods, and boozy popsicles takeover a rooftop bar.

08/12/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 29–August 1

An exhibition honors a Seattle civil rights leader, an author turns Obama and Biden into crime-solving sleuths, and an Appalachian folk band plays the Crocod...

07/29/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work June 24–27

An international improv festival, dystopian literature, and a locally made TV show at the Northwest Film Forum.

06/24/2019 By Lily Hansen

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do May 17–19

J'Von stays animated, Art Garfunkel needs no sidekick, and a film chronicles the fight against anti-trans legislation.

05/17/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 19–21

South Asian dance takes over at ACT, Seattle Symphony loosens its bow tie, and David Byrne's directing effort hits NWFF.

04/19/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work March 18–21

A panel of inspiring women, a new science fiction anthology, and a chill set at the Central Saloon.

03/18/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work March 4–7

Some new R&B alt-pop, an immortal surrealist, and modern Carnatic melodies.

03/04/2019 By Aly Brady

Newsmakers

Perfect Party December 2018

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

11/20/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 24–27

Stranger staffers (former and current) popping up all over, the new generation of Native poets, and Japanese Breakfast at the Neptune.

09/24/2018 By Stefan Milne

Must-See Movies

A Beginner's Guide to Seattle Film

A bingeworthy list of Seattle-set rom-coms and indie flicks.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne