Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Sep 19, 2023 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Sep 20, 2023 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Thu, Sep 21, 2023 8:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mikiech Nichols
Cast:Mikiech Nichols
Nicole Merat
Monisa Brown
Alaina Moretti
Juan Rowland
Screenwriter:Mikiech Nichols


In this dialogue-driven, "second coming of age" comedic drama, Felix has all but given up on his pursuit of becoming a filmmaker when he meets Stella, a down-to-Earth, chain-smoking cinephile, whose unexpected friendship inspires him to start writing again–and to fall for her. Never hesitating to take steps outside of reality through the use of movies within movies, found footage and action sequences, MOUNTAINSIDE is also a love letter to film itself.


Our Summer in the City series comes to a close with this beautifully shot and wonderfully acted movie, filmed in various locations throughout Seattle, including Scarecrow Video and the Grand Illusion Cinema itself! - plus a particularly memorable sequence shot inside the Seattle Aquarium.


Official selection of the 2022 Local Sightings Film Festival.


Winner of Best Northwest Feature at the 2023 Spokane International Film Festival!


Writer/director (and long-time Grand Illusion projectionist) Mikiech Nichols will be present for postshow Q&As all three nights.