A lethargically neurotic Kierkegaard professor goes back to his small hometown on a sabbatical (intended for writing) to take care for his mother after a stroke. A ruminative deconstruction of the lonesome sentiment that we can never go home again, the film follows the protagonist, Ben, as he gets reacquainted with, and subsequently re-alienated from, the old relationships and trappings of his life. As he struggles to maintain his aloof composure while interacting with his deadbeat brother, addled mother and lonely ex-wife, Ben’s own shortcomings are thrown in sharper relief.
Master Classes with Visiting Filmmakers
Don't miss our March classes with visiting experimental filmmakers Jeremy Moss and Roger Beebe. You can learn about camera design to complement dance choreography, or techniques for working directly with 16mm film, without a camera (!).
Blowing Up Cinema
This spring we collaborate with the Seattle Art Museum, the University of Washington, Seattle University and Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute for a five-part series on one of the most exciting voices in world cinema, Michelangelo Antonioni.
We Support Filmmakers
An important part of Northwest Film Forum's mission is providing access to top-of-the-line film gear and equipment at reasonable rates for local filmmakers. Have you checked out our suite of rental options? If you're still learning a new camera or editing system, not to worry - we offer affordable certification classes too.