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Image courtesy of Three dollar Bill Cinema: TWIST will show the 2017 film, ‘Freak Show,’ about a teenager in a conservative school who decided to run for homecoming queen.
Image courtesy of Three dollar Bill Cinema: TWIST will show the 2017 film, ‘Freak Show,’ about a teenager in a conservative school who decided to run for homecoming queen.
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:17 PM
Three Dollar Bill Cinema put on Seattle’s first Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, ran it annually for years, and rebranded that as TWIST two years ago. This year’s venues for TWIST include the Broadway Performance Hall for some screenings, as well as the Egyptian, Northwest Film Forum, Pacific Place and SIFF Cinema Uptown from Oct. 12-22. 
  • Literature lovers crawling back to Capitol Hill
    Read it and weep: More than 80 Pacific Northwest authors, artists and performers across 35-plus venues in Capitol Hill and First Hill — and for just one night. Lit Crawl Seattle is back Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • "Danger Diva" is the '90s sci-fi of the future
    Robert McGinley spent the better part of two decades making “Danger Diva” happen, then spent a little more than 20 days shooting the film entirely in Seattle — when you see a skyline, it isn’t Vancouver with the Space Needle superimposed.
  • Cancer not upstaging Town Hall director
    Town Hall Seattle executive director Wier Harman has been working on plans for the nonprofit’s $25 million building renovation and upgrade project for the past six years. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in May, Harman — a nonsmoker — said he had to cut back on his hours and physically and emotionally prepare his body for the fight ahead.
  • Organizations to provide public benefits for city arts funding
    The Seattle City Council will soon vote whether to approve the release of $1.3 million in 2017 arts funding for four local institutions that had been withheld pending the establishment of public benefit agreements.
  • Local Sightings showing at Northwest Film Forum
    “Local Sightings has become a major platform of discovery for new talent, and an important annual showcase for established filmmakers from across the region, said NWFF executive director Courtney Sheehan. 
  • Asian art museum reopening for two-day community event
    The Seattle Asian Art Museum will reopen this month for a free two-day community celebration that focuses on the art and dance of India.
  • 'Dr. Strangelove' blowing up Freeway Park on Aug. 31
    The First Hill Improvement Association is hosting an outdoor showing of Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 in the East Plaza of Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St.
  • Capitol Hill author shares oral history from New Orleans' Ninth Ward
    Caroline Gerdes moved to Capitol Hill two years ago, but the Louisiana native has a special place in her heart for The Big Easy — and it’s all on the record.
  • Seattle Acoustic Festival to quietly rock Hill next week
    Seattle Acoustic Festival is hitting the small stage again for the fourth year in a row and it’s exactly what they want. As their motto goes: “Quiet is the new loud.”
  • Freehold's 'Hamlet' to reach wide audience
    Freehold Theatre Lab has spent more than a decade working to make performances and workshops accessible to people from all walks of life, and that includes those currently incarcerated in prisons around Washington state.
  • Rocking opening for Jimi Hendrix Park
    After years of planning and fundraising, Jimi Hendrix Park received a rock-star grand opening next to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle on Saturday.
  • ARC reviews Asian art museum's 'loose ends'
    The lead architect for the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation and expansion project provided the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board’s Architectural Review Committee with the latest design changes and additions on Friday, June 16.
  • New party on the block coming this summer

    After four years rocking a free music festival in Capitol Hill, Summit Block Party took a break in 2016, leaving it uncertain if it would return.
    It won’t.
    Now a new — also completely free — concert block party is slated to hit the corner of East Mercer Street and Summit Avenue East this summer.

  • Visa process puts strain on Seattle International Dance Festival

    What’s the most challenging aspect of organizing a dance festival with artists from all over the world?
    Cyrus Khambatta, the founder and director of the Seattle International Dance Festival, had one word:  “Visas.”

  • Protect Volunteer Park ramps up art museum opposition
    Advocacy group Protect Volunteer Park has issued a letter to Mayor Ed Murray and parks superintendent Jesús Aguirre, asking that the city reconsider holding a public hearing to address concerns surrounding the Seattle Asian Art Museum expansion project.
  • Setting stage for Town Hall

    Almost a century old, Town Hall is gearing up for its grand restoration, and is giving the public a chance to see all the secrets hidden inside the city’s historic landmark.
    Building tours for the public have been taking place the last few weeks, with the last one happening on Wednesday, May 24.

  • 'Wallflower' a mix of humor, conflict, tragedy
    Jagger Gravning says he went to great lengths to make a film that doesn’t glorify Capitol Hill mass murderer Kyle Huff, focusing rather on the light-hearted and goofy nature of rave culture, and how a conflicted man’s struggle navigating it ended in tragedy.
  • The quick and dirty guide to the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival
    If you’re reading this, it’s after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 3; which means film journalists across the city are freed from the chains of a grueling 15-hour embargo, and the SIFF-ening is upon us.
  • Seventh Art Stand series spotlights countries affected by travel ban
    The Seventh Art Stand is a new film series launching across the nation in May that features films from and about the countries being affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban. Northwest Film Forum is one of the three lead organizers and is hosting the Seattle series with the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • World's largest transgender film festival in Capitol Hill

    This year's Translations has doubled in size and, with more than 70 films from 20 countries, organizers say it is now the largest transgender film festival in the world.
    "Really, it's been a long time coming," said Sam Berliner, who has directed and curated the Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival since 2013. 

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