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Local Sightings 2018 – Local Legends (shorts)

September 23, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

From poets to pranksters, musicians to cobblers, these documentary shorts celebrate the talent and spirit of Pacific Northwest residents.

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Bleeding Into Eternity
(Kier Atherton, Trego, MT, 2017, 7 min)

The first-person escapades of Joe Sawyer, a backwoods poet who expresses the humor and clarity of his present life through writing.

Medieval Martha Stewart
(Taylor Hawkins, Seattle, WA, 2018, 14 min)

A veteran of war finds solace through creating swords, knives, and medieval armor.

Thou Shall Not Tailgate
(Greg Hamilton, Portland, OR, 2018, 26 min)

A glimpse into the life of an independent artist, former postal service worker and professional prankster and priest gives a glimpse into a life down a road less traveled.

Worlds Next Door
(Champ Pinyo Ensminger, Seattle, WA, 2018, 8 min)

A look into the process of artistic baton passing, where inspiration from the music that relates to Seattle awakens a free-flow process of drawing for one artist who touches upon themes of living in an increasingly mechanized world and the sounds it induces.

The Resilience of King Khazm
(Elliat Graney-Saucke, Seattle, WA, 2018, 7 min)

King Khazm’s rich family history informs his transformative work as a community leader, educator, and artist in Seattle’s hip hop scene.

Sole Doctor
(Paula Bernstein, Portland, OR, 2018, 12 min)

The story of George’s Shoe Repair, a family-owned shoe repair shop in Portland, Oregon that has served the community for over 50 years.

The Last Swing
(Luke Wigren and Derek Knowles, Renton, WA, 2017, 10 min)

News of the final day of a mailwoman’s career touches the hearts of many who knew her as a devoted employee interested in connecting to the livelihood of those whose mail she delivered, serenading her delivery of mail to the final swing with glorious appreciation.

A Sublime Failure
(David Quantic, Seattle, WA, 2018, 8 min)

Twenty years ago, David Schmader saw the chaotic masterpiece that is Showgirls for the first time, and his life was changed forever. Inspired by what he calls its embodiment of “sublime failure,” Schmader started doing live-commentaries of the film at Northwest Film Forum to share his love with audiences at large. Hear him wax poetic about his love of Showgirls in his own words!