It’s 2016—and SeaDoc is back in full swing with plenty of events to keep you connected to the Seattle documentary community. So far this year we’ve already hosted two films in our Tuesday Night Docs Series.
First, we saw Noma: My Perfect Storm at the Northwest Film Forum. If you’re a foodie this is a film you’ll want to see. It follows Rene Redzepi, a Danish chef who almost single handedly “invented” New Nordic Cuisine. Only in his mid-30s, Redzepi has brought international acclaim to his restaurant Noma, which has been named best restaurant in the world several times by Restaurant Magazine.
Next, we watched a rather intriguing essay film called Dreams Rewired. The film explores ideas about our hyper-connected reality. The narration, performed by Tilda Swinton, speaks to current situations and anxieties while the visuals are drawn almost exclusively from old silent sci-fi movies creating a strange retro-futurist aura about the film.
We have several events coming up in the next few weeks that we hope you’ll join us for.
This week, Tuesday Night Docs is combining forces with our Works in Progress series. Tuesday, January 26th we’ll be test screening a rough cut of Therese Casper’s film The Underground Life of Piero Heliczer. Heliczer, a poet and filmmaker, was a fixture of the New York underground scene in the 60s, collaborating with the likes of Andy Warhol and Lou Reed among others. It looks to be a fascinating portrait of an under-appreciated artist. The screening starts at 6pm and will take place in the media lounge at The Post apartments (888 Western Ave). For more information check out the Facebook event page here.
The following Tuesday (Feb 2nd) we’ll be meeting at Grand Illusion Cinema to watch Hitchcock/Truffaut. This looks to be a fascinating portrait of two master filmmakers discussing their craft. Hitchcock and Truffaut met in 1962 and recorded their discussions from which much of this film is built. If you’re a cinephile you won’t want to miss it.
Another great screening coming up soon at the Northwest Film Forum is Iraqi Odyssey. SeaDoc will be there Saturday, Feb 6th at 7pm. The film follows the Iraqi diaspora through the stories of one extended family that is now scattered throughout the world. The film sheds new light on a country and culture we’ve come to know through the news but which has been often grossly misrepresented.
We’re excited to have lots of doc screenings, Works in Progress sessions, and other events. Stay tuned for information about our annual potluck dinner party which will be happening in a few months. Also, if you have a documentary related events please let us know—we’re particularly interested in local films and filmmakers. We’d love to get the word out and if possible feature your event on our website.