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Sunday October 02 2022

Seattle Film Festival: Shorts Program 4

Grand Illusion Cinema
Sun, Oct 2 11:00 AM
Walking Backwards: A short film telling the story of Seattle artist Aleah Chapin's new work. Thoughts and Prayers: A gentle, satiric look at the ubiquitous nature of gun violence. Joyful: what is the speed of happiness? The Depths of Ningaloo: In March 2020, a team of ocean scientists set out to observe, document, and characterize the deep-sea biodiversity in the Cape Range and Ningaloo Canyons—a region off of Western Australia, where almost no exploration had taken place. There’s No End: In the wake of personal tragedy, a legendary indie-rock musician moves to the remote San Juan Islands to raise is only daughter. Mak Fai Insider: Highlighting members of Mak Fai, we learn the importance of martial arts and lion dancing, as well as the culture and community behind it. Sibs Film: Yulia and her brother open up a coffee shop in Ukraine as war begins. Knowing Yulia's experience is also about knowing peace.
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Seattle Film Festival: Shorts Program 5

Grand Illusion Cinema
Sun, Oct 2 1:20 PM
In the Event of My Death: Jeremy. Just. DIED. So, in the event of his death, he leaves behind a series of clever clues and witty video messages for his best friend Sam, and his brash sister Mandy. Camera Catch: When Cole decides to take a casual photography hike, he soon realizes maybe he's the subject of his own photos. Gary: The brave crew of the Equinox have just landed on Mars. Now inhabitants of Station Orion, they will look to each other for inspiration and survival. And then there's Gary... Inconvenience Store: A man decides to rob a store and gets a little more than he bargained for... Stay: When life forces Caroline and Anthony apart, will their love last? The Company We Keep: Two women go on a first date with the ghosts of their exes in tow. American Dream: A recovering addict suffers the dangers and indignities of gig work in the wealthy homes of the privileged few.
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Seattle Film Festival: Song for Hope

Grand Illusion Cinema
Sun, Oct 2 3:30 PM
"Song For Hope" is a story about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. The film, directed by Chris Haigh, portrays the incredible story of trumpet virtuoso, Ryan Anthony, after being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma at the age of 42 and given just months to live. For many, this would be a crushing blow, but for Ryan, it motivated him to start a charity called CancerBlows and show the world that music can save lives.
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Vesper

Grand Illusion Cinema
Sun, Oct 2 7:30 PM
The filmmakers behind the groundbreaking art-sci-fi masterpiece VANISHING WAVES (2012) return with VESPER. After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed Father, meets a mysterious Woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of a future.
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