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DECEMBER 21 2017 // Creating The Next Bechdel test

from FiveThirtyEight: "All told, it’s clear after this exercise that Hollywood is failing an entire gender on several fronts."
Lena Waithe, Naomi Ko, Kimberly Peirce and more, pitted 50 movies against 12 new ways of measuring Hollywood’s gender imbalance.

Click HERE to see how your favorite films of 2016 added up!

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"Ghostbusters" 

 


DECEMBER 5 2017 // FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR ''A MUSE'' BY JIMMY BONTATIBUS

Seattle director Jimmy Bontatibus is excited to start shooting his second feature, “A Muse” in less than 7 weeks! The film is about a German actress and Romanian immigrant who form a very tense relationship while staging a highly emotional performance that deals with live nudity. The film will be shot in Hamburg, Germany and Bucharest, Romania, and will feature a number of accomplished actors, including several that have been involved in Oscar nominated and Cannes award-winning films. The production still needs to raise $50,000 to complete the project and here’s how you can get involved: 

1.     Fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum: Come to our fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7, 2018 at 2pm! Details below.

2.     Tax-deductible donation: Write a check to the “Northwest Film Forum” with “A Muse” on the memo line. Details below.

Fundraiser:    We will be holding a fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7th at 2pm. The Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122. Here you can learn more about the movie in-person and talk with members of the crew and representatives of Northwest Film Forum. Whether you plan on donating or just want to support the project, we would love to see you there!

Tax Deductible Donations:   Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is our Financial Sponsor. Donations made through the NWFF are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Make your check out to the NWFF and put “A Muse” on the memo line. Send the check to:

Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA, 98122


June 26 2017 // Mercy Ties tour Europe this summer with Birds In Row!

Mercy Ties 2017: Photo by Lisa Mungo

Mercy Ties 2017: Photo by Lisa Mungo

 Seattle's Mercy Ties  are excited to announce a summer european tour with good friends, Birds In Row (Deathwish inc). The band will be touring in support of their latest record, Proper Corruption (Glory Kid LTD), and will be playing a tour kickoff show in Seattle with Oakland's Badr Vogu, at The Black Lodge July 14th. European dates are below! * /w City of Caterpillar

18/07 - PARIS, FR @ Point Ephémère* (no mercy ties)
https://www.facebook.com/events/184146988756336/

19/07 - DARMSTADT, DE @ Oettinger Villa*
https://www.facebook.com/events/1199005706883270

20/07 - LEIPZIG, DE @ TBD

21/07 - WARSWAW, PL @ Poglos
https://www.facebook.com/events/428973704124727

22/07 - WROCLAW, PL @ Carpe Diem
https://www.facebook.com/events/233079633847983/

23/07 - FLUFF FEST, CZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/605037199688804/

24/07 - WIEN, AU @ Venster 99
https://www.facebook.com/events/640657516120146

25/07 - BUDAPEST, HU @ Durer Kert
https://www.facebook.com/events/1889402367970452

26/07 - ZAGREB, HK @ Mochvara

27/07 - VINCENZA HARDCORE FEST, IT @ Bocciodromo
https://www.facebook.com/events/1900309226895281

28/07 - GENOVA, IT @ Free space Utopia

29/07 - HYERES, FR @ Jolly Rodgers

30/07 - ACTITUD FEST, SP
https://www.facebook.com/events/371356716583317/

31/07 - CLERMONT-FERRAND, FR @ Raymond Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/139148193324703

01/08 - STRASBOURG, FR @ Kawati studio
https://www.facebook.com/events/233063633845861/

02/08 - BIELEFELD, DE @ Potemkin

03/08 - BERLIN, DE @ Cassiopeia
https://www.facebook.com/events/292149394544933/

04/08 - HAMBURG, DE @ Rote Flora

05/08 - NEW NOISE FEST, DE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1370807506318770/

06/08 - DISINTEGRATE YOUR IGNORANCE FEST, IT
https://www.facebook.com/events/948062551995449

07/08 - MUNCHEN, DE @ Kafe Kult

08/08 - LINZ, AU @ super secret place

09/08 - BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST, CZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/1764621683796269

10/08 - STUTTGART, DE @ JUHA West
https://www.facebook.com/events/328580530895556/