Local Sightings Film Festival

This is Washington: Films from Puget Sound Archives 

Local Sightings Film Festival

Northwest Film Forum

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:15pm

Archives from around the Puget Sound Region are coming together to share rarely seen gems from their moving image collections.  The films are as diverse as the Northwest and include selections from the University of Washington, Seattle Municipal Archives, the Museum of History and Industry, King County Archives, the Museum of Flight, and the Sisters of Providence Archives.

Films range from a1927 Mountaineers Players performance of Alice in Wonderland in their Forest Theatre on the Kitsap Peninsula to Spanish flamenco legend Anzonini in a recording session on the UW campus in 1979. Other selections include public service announcements for the 1972 “Save the Market” campaign, a film shot by a local African American photographer, Vernon Robinson, at the St. Peter Claver Interracial Center in the Central District, and two UW promotional films presenting very different views of campus. There are home movies of the Skagit Corporation’s 1966 parade of logging equipment, soap box derby races at Woodland Park, the Boeing -80 doing a barrel roll over the 1955 Gold Cup Races, the Woodland Park Zoo Pony Club annual picnic, an airplane trip across America in the 1920s and 30s, model trains in the Bon Marche Christmas store window, and Mr. and Mrs. Boeing at a party during prohibition. A commercial film, produced by the Sweden Freezer Company, will address the hot topic of Ice Cream: Its Past, Present and Future. Films from the UW Media Center look at the Management of Breast Feeding, Avalanche Dynamics and the dangers of skateboarding. Regional archives have got it all!


THIS IS WASHINGTON: FILMS from PUGET SOUND ARCHIVES is part of the Northwest Film Forum’s 2013 Local Sightings Film Festival, running from September 27-October 3. Local Sightings is a showcase of new films from the Northwest that puts homegrown talent in front of Seattle audiences and connects artists from Alaska to Oregon in a celebration of film from the region.

For more information about the screening, please contact Hannah Palin, filmarc@u.washington.edu, 206.321.8301. To learn more about the Local Sightings Film Festival, visit the official festival website: http://localsightings.nwfilmforum.org/

Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA  98103. For directions and information go to:http://nwfilmforum.org/




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