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  • Where: Seattle and Tacoma
    When: September 4-7, 2013

    FILM FORWARD heads to Washington for its first year, partnering with the Seattle Art Museum, City of Tacoma and Seattle International Film Festival. FILM FORWARD will host screenings, filmmaker discussions, and workshops throughout the cities of Seattle and Tacoma with participating filmmakers Julia Meltzer (Director, The Light In Her Eyes) and Jerry Rothwell (Director, Town of Runners). 

    Town of Runners follows four young Olympic hopefuls from training with their coach in the small town of Bekoji, Ethopia to joining national running teams as they grapple with modernity entering their traditional way of life.  The Light in Her Eyes tells the story of Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim teacher who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.

    Other films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Chasing Ice, The Loving Story, Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), and Valley of Saints.

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    Tuesday, September 3rd

    6:00pm: Chasing Ice screening
    Discussion following the film
    Washington State History Museum, Mount Tahoma Auditorium
    1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

    7:00pm: Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) screening
    Discussion following the film
    STAR Center, Metro Parks Tacoma
    3873 S. 66th ST., Tacoma, WA 98409

    Wednesday, September 4th
     

    5:00pm: Valley of Saints screening
    Discussion following the film
    University of Puget Sound
    1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416

    5:00pm: Filmmaker Reception (private event)
    The Grand Cinema
    606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

    7:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes screening
    Director Julia Meltzer will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    The Grand Cinema
    606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

    Thursday, September 5th

    12:45pm: Town of Runners screening (private event)
    Director Jerry Rothwell will be in attendance for a discussion following the film 
    Truman Middle School
    5801 N. 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407

    3:30pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography screening
    Discussion following the film
    Tacoma Public Library
    1102 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma, WA 98402

    4:30pm: The Light In Her Eyes Reception
    Meet & Greet with Director Julia Meltzer
    University of Puget Sound Collins Library
    1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416

    5:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes screening
    Director Julia Meltzer will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    University of Puget Sound Collins Library
    1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416

    7:30pm: Town of Runners screening
    Director Jerry Rothwell will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    The Grand Cinema
    606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 

    Friday, September 6th 

    6:00pm: The Loving Story screening
    Discussion following the film
    Jason Lee Middle School
    602 N. Sprague, Tacoma, WA 98405

    7:00pm: Town of Runners screening
    Director Jerry Rothwell will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Northwest African American Museum
    2300 South Massachusetts St. Seattle, WA 98144 

    Saturday, September 7th

    10:30am: The Loving Story screening with filmmaker via Skype 
    Director Nancy Buirski will be on Skype for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Plestcheeff Auditorium
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    10:30am: Valley of Saints screening
    Discussion following the film 
    Seattle Art Museum- Nordstrom Lecture Hall
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    12:30pm: Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) screening
    Director Patricia Riggen will be on Skype for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Arnold Board Room
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    1:00pm: Town of Runners screening
    Director Jerry Rothwell will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Plestcheeff Auditorium
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    1:00pm: Chasing Ice screening
    Director Jef Orlowski will be on Skype for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Nordstrom Lecture Hall
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    2:00pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild screening
    Discussion following the film
    Tacoma Public Library
    1102 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma, WA 98402

    3:30pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild screening
    Discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Arnold Board Room
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    3:30pm: The Light In Her Eyes screening
    Director Julia Meltzer will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Plestcheeff Auditorium
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    3:30pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography screening
    Filmmaker Stacy Peralta will be on Skype for a discussion following the film
    Seattle Art Museum- Nordstrom Lecture Hall
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    5:30: Filmmaker Roundtable with Seattle Documentary Association (private event)
    Seattle Art Museum- Simonds Board Room  
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    5:30pm: Filmmaker Reception
    Seattle Art Museum – South Hall
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Program Collaborators

    Seattle International Film Festival
    Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema and SIFF Education.

    Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly-attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 70 countries each year.

    SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 100,000 attendees annually.SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 11,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

    Seattle Art Museum
    SAM provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. SAM is one museum in three locations: 
    SAM Downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. SAM collects, preserves and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present.

    City of Tacoma
    Tacoma is Washington state's 
    third-largest city, with approximately 199,826 residents and is known as the City of Destiny.

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