SEEDArts is hosting a two-day film series at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center April 4th-5th:
Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries
The two-day series, April 4 & 5, is comprised of three dynamic, award-winning, locally made documentaries. Each film will be followed by a community conversation with the filmmakers and moderated by Rustin Thompson, The Restless Critic. Admission to the Cinema Series is $5 per film.
Finding Hillywood, Friday, April 4th, 7pm
Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. A real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation.
Barzan, Saturday, April 5th, 5pm
Directored by Alex Stonehill & Bradley Hutchinson, Barzan is an intimate portrait of a suburban family ripped apart by a terrorism accusation. Shot both in Iraq and Seattle, this investigative documentary examines terrorism, immigration, and the sacrifices we make to protect the American dream.
Beyond Naked, Saturday, April 5th, 7pm
The “Best Documentary” of the Seattle True Independent Film Festival (2013), Beyond Naked shows what happens when four first-timers accept a challenge to ride naked in Seattle’s legendary Solstice Parade. This feature-length documentary explores our deep-rooted fear and awkward fascination with nakedness through the lens of one of Seattle’s most popular traditions.
Admission to the Cinema Series is $5 per film. All films will be screened on the new digital projection system at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118. Limited concessions will be available. For more information and updates, call 206.760.4285