NORTHWEST FILM FORUM PRESENTS: ONLY SIGHTINGS – A LOCAL SIGHTINGS SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ 4PM
NORTHWEST FILM FORUM PRESENTS:
ONLY SIGHTINGS – A LOCAL SIGHTINGS SHOWCASE
Post-program discussion with filmmakers Xaviera Vandermay [night shift], Matt Krzycki [night shift], and Sally Cloninger [MIX-MIX (HALO-HALO). Moderated by Northwest Film Forum executive director Vivian Hua.
$5 suggested donation; no one turned away
MIX-MIX (HALO-HALO) is a Filipino dessert, a memoir, a treatise on global feminism and misogyny, a coming out story, and a metaphor for experimental filmmaking.
Dir: Sally Cloninger / Olympia / 23 min
Sally Cloninger is a media artist with an emphasis on experimental ethnography and autobiography and a feminist media activist. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the London Experimental Film Festival, 20th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Experiments in Cinema (EiC-Alburquerkee), and the XPOSED International Queer Film Festival. Sally is also a faculty emerita at The Evergreen State College where she founded the media arts/filmmaking program. Her films and global media activism have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright US Scholar Program, the Asia Foundation, the Swedish International Development Authority, the Washington Commission for the Humanities, the King County Arts Commission and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
Part music/dance video, part photographic experiment, night shift captures dancers and the night sky over the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, set to original music by Andrew Joslyn.
Dir: Andrew Sobey. Astrophotography: Matt Krzycki. Choreographer: Xaviera Vandermay, 3rd Shift Dance. Music: Andrew Joslyn / Seattle / 2 min
By day, Matt Krzycki is the Creative Director at Seattle video production company, GoodSide Studio. By night, he’s a Northwest Landscape Astrophotographer. His work includes photographs of the Milky Way, star trails and long-exposure time lapses from the Olympic Coast to the desert highlands of Oregon, capturing the gorgeous scenery and topography of the Pacific Northwest in conjunction with the night sky. You can see his night photography at MilkyWayMatt.com, and his video production work at GoodSideStudio.com. Xaviera Vandermay has shared her knowledge and love of dance as an educator for twenty years. Born in Seattle, she trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Washington Academy of Performing Arts, and on scholarship at Spectrum Dance Theater, Joel Hall Dancers and Center (Chicago), and Giordano Dance Center (Chicago). Having found a mentor in Joel Hall, she is proud to be certified in teaching his Jazz Floor Barre Technique and feels fortunate to be able to continue to share his legacy. Ms. Vandermay’s live performing credits as a professional dancer include Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd, Chicago based choreographers Duwayne Pendarvis and Jennifer Gage, and onstage as a back up dancer for Neil Young, VASSY, The Bad Tenants, and Fly Moon Royalty.
Deeply passionate about collaboration, she has served as Creative Director/Producer/Choreographer for live performances with musical acts Future Shock, Rain City Jazz Orchestra, Whitney Mongé, Naomi Wachira, Mike illvester, The Bad Tenants, Adra Boo, Caela Bailey, Dark Hip Falls, LIV T, drummer Josh Orion, and Fly Moon Royalty. She’s appeared in music videos for Thunderpussy, Shabazz Palaces, and Caela Bailey and choreographed for music videos for Naomi Wachira, Whitney Mongé, and a series of videos with metal band Vespera as well as films work with directors Andrew Sobey, Nils Osmar, and Ilvana Muratovic. Through her company 3rd Shift Dance, she has an ongoing collaboration with climate scientists Ethan Campbell and Dr. Amber Ismael, with a dance/nature film in the works with media partner Hmmm Productions and with film scoring by musician Justen Weber. 3rd Shift Dance is the Company-in-Residence at YAW Theater and Xaviera is a Class of 2019 Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator resident as well as the 2019-2020 James Ray Residency Established Artist recipient.
An otherworldly visitor becomes engaged with a common human activity. Musa Acuminata is a short film created under Blanket Fort Film’s Aperture program.
Dir: Julian Beltran / Seattle / 6 min