Making its theatrical premiere in Seattle after world premiering at SXSW, Big in Japan is an upbeat rock 'n roll road movie by local director (and founding member of Northwest Film Forum) John Jeffcoat (Outsourced). Creative nonfiction meets comedy, as Seattle-based band Tennis Pro play versions of themselves in their quest for fame. The guys are about to call it quits on their hometown: bored with their day jobs and unable to build a fan base in the local music scene, the trio sets out to make it big in Japan. Comedic adventures, cross-culture connections, rock concerts, and a zanily psychedelic animated sequence ensues.
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.