Special Events and Series

20th Anniversary Celebration Series

Join us throughout 2024 as we show some of our favorite films celebrating significant anniversaries this year, in celebration of our own significant anniversary: 20 years as a volunteer-operated nonprofit cinema!

Bruceploitation Bonanza!

Featuring the new documentary, ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, along with restorations of three gems of the Bruceploitation subgenre. Presented by Kung Fu Clubhouse.

Bye Bye Tiberias: PCRF Charity Screenings

Screenings of the new, award-winning documentary with proceeds going to the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, the primary aid org in Gaza.


  • Masks remain required for weekend screenings before 6pm and for select special event screenings as noted.
  • Masks are encouraged for all other screenings, but not required.
  • Why are we doing this?
    Our aim is to make seeing movies here safe and comfortable for everyone. In addition, the cinema is operated 100% by volunteers and we are trying to keep them healthy!

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Baloji Tshiani · 2023
90min · DCP
  • Friday, Apr 19, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 2:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024, 3:15pm
  • Monday, Apr 22, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024, 6:15pm
  • Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024, 8:30pm
  • Thursday, Apr 25, 2024, 6:15pm
  • Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 8:30pm

After spending years in Belgium, Koffi (Marc Zinga), a young Congolese man, returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront his family and homeland culture. Secrecy and sorcery erupt when a nosebleed is mistaken for a curse, and Koffi is shunned from his family. Using magical realism to paint a portrait of “undesirables” and “sorcerers,” OMEN delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.

In English and French, Swahili, & Lingala with English subtitles.

Omen announces its writer-director as an artist of significant formal imagination and daring, unafraid to put standard narrative legibility at risk in favor of intuitive sensory suggestion.” Guy Lodge, Variety

“For a debut feature, Omen is a remarkable accomplishment and a thrilling glimpse into the work of a truly visionary filmmaker who no doubt has many more films to come.” Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

With Love and a Major Organ

Kim Albright · 2023
91min · DCP
  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024, 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024, 6:15pm
  • Thursday, Apr 25, 2024, 8:30pm
  • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 4:00pm

In a world where everyone's heart is an object and there's a strong societal pressure to dampen emotion, lonely Virtual Insurance broker Anabel (Anna Maguire) always follows her heart. At odds with this overly pragmatic society, and after a series of devastating emotional blows, she rips her heart from her chest and gives it to a man she's fallen for, the strangely unfeeling George (Hamza Haq). Unburdened by her exuberant yet cumbersome heart, Anabel finds life easier. George, on the other hand, begins to feel everything, to the shock of his overbearing mother, Mona (Veena Sood). Anabel soon realizes she needs to get her heart back if she's going to survive.

“A clever sci-fi comedy for anyone who feels we could all stand to live and love a little more.” Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“Optimistic, realistic, a whimsical manifestation of the emotional pains we all suffer, With Love and a Major Organ is one from the heart, whatever shape yours takes.” J Hurtado, ScreenAnarchy

Chicken for Linda!

Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach · 2023
73min · DCP
  • Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 2024, 4:00pm
  • Monday, Apr 29, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024, 7:30pm

Directors Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS) unleash a unique visual marvel of hand-painted animation with bright, color-blocked characters, and a story that is an intoxicating blend of slapstick comedy, musical, and family drama.

Paulette feels guilty after unjustly punishing her daughter Linda and would do anything to make it up to her. Linda immediately asks for a meal of chicken with peppers, which reminds her of the dish her father used to make. But with a general strike closing stores all across town and pushing people into the streets, this innocent request quickly leads to an outrageous series of events that spirals out of control, as Paulette does everything she can to keep her promise and find a chicken for Linda. Through this adventure, mother and daughter confront the grief of an unspoken tragedy, and the meal that could finally bring them closer together.

In French with English subtitles.

“[A] modest masterwork… Malta and Laudenbach have crafted an entertaining, kid-friendly toon whose power lies less in its plot than the surprising insights into human behavior revealed along the way.” Peter Debruge, Variety

“One of the best animated movies in years… [this] extraordinary film draws an ocean of feeling from just a few splashes of color.” David Ehrlich, indieWire

Enter the Clones of Bruce

David Gregory · 2023
95min · DCP
  • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 2024, 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, 7:00pm

When Bruce Lee died in 1974 at the peak of his superstardom, he had completed only four feature films. But within hours of his funeral, Hong Kong movie studios began to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and rip-offs starring a competing series of Lee lookalikes. Over the next decade, fueled by both deception and demand, ‘Bruceploitation’ would become a staple of global cinema.

Director David Gregory—who’d previously explored film’s transgressive edges in his award-winning documentaries LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU and FLESH & BLOOD: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON—now examines this uniquely ‘70s phenomenon through interviews with Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Liang and Dragon Lee, and a host of other martial arts legends that, for the first time, reveal the history, controversy, and legacy behind one of the most bizarre and successful genres in movie history.

Part of Kung Fu Clubhouse’s Bruceploitation Bonanza!

“A zippy, smartly-cut story of the absolute moral depths the film industry can sink to, all while forming a genuinely heartfelt love letter to kung fu genre movies.” Ben Robins, HeyUGuys

“Considerable fun… this high-kicking flashback should appeal to the same fans who previously enjoyed such prior psychotronic excavations as Not Quite Hollywood, Electric Boogaloo or this director’s own prior investigations of cult figures Al Adamson and Richard Stanley.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

The Dragon Lives Again

Law Kei · 1977
96min · DCP
  • Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 10:15pm

New restoration! The multiverse has never been filled with this much madness. Easily one of the most unhinged and surreal martial arts spectacles to ever escape from Hong Kong, THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN finds the spirit of Bruce Lee (Bruce Leung Siu-lung) battling through the Underworld against Dracula, James Bond, The Godfather, "The Exorcist," Emmanuelle, some mummies, and more. But he's not alone! Along the way, Bruce befriends the One-Armed Swordsman, Caine from the TV show KUNG FU, and last but not least, Popeye the Sailor. Previously only available via crusty bootlegs, THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN has been preserved by Severin Films from the only known film elements in this universe—or any other.

Part of Kung Fu Clubhouse’s Bruceploitation Bonanza!

“Where else are you gonna see Kato fighting Dracula and Popeye beating up mummies outside of an acid trip? My attitude when it comes to Bruceploitation movies is go big or go home, and The Dragon Lives Again goes for everything but the kitchen sink… and now that I think about it, there actually might have been a kitchen sink in there somewhere.” Brandon Tenold, Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews

“Honestly, you have to see this to believe it even exists.” Craig Lines, Den of Geek

The Clones of Bruce Lee

Joseph Kong Hung, Nam Gi-nam · 1980
90min · DCP
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 2024, 8:15pm

New restoration! One of the more ridiculous titles and the "Mount Rushmore" of Bruceploitation, THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE parodies parallel films in this manufactured subgenre by shamelessly going for the jugular and establishing its own voice with no less than four Bruce lookalikes!

Bruce Lee has just passed away and the world is at a standstill. Fortunately, brilliant scientists find a way to clone Lee from his brain tissue and produce three separate copies. After training them in martial arts, the Special Branch of Investigations sends them off to fight crime in Southeast Asia.

Bruce 1 (Dragon Lee) is sent to perform in a film produced by a gold smuggler who plans to kill Bruce on camera. Bruce 2 (Bruce Le) and Bruce 3 (Bruce Lai) are sent to Thailand to defeat the evil Dr. Ngai, a mad scientist with plans to dominate the world with his bronze automatons, and the help of SBI agent Chuck (Bruce Thai).

Part of Kung Fu Clubhouse’s Bruceploitation Bonanza!

“It’s hard not to love this. In addition to the mad plot and the star power (the three Bruces bump into a Brucie Bonus of Bruce Thai when they hit Thailand!), there’s a ton of dirty fighting, gratuitous nudity, and endlessly quotable dialogue.” Craig Lines, Den of Geek

Coming Soon

Two on the Road (aka Fearless Dragons)

Lee Chiu · 1980
95min · DCP
  • Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, 9:15pm

New restoration! TWO ON THE ROAD is a bizarre buddy comedy with a surprising presence of off-the-wall humor. Not all of its jokes land (including a head-scratching MIDNIGHT EXPRESS gag), but when they do, it's pure perfect lunacy.

In the early 1900s, conman Lively Dragon (Leung Kar-Yan) and wanted criminal Crazy Horse (Philip Ko) stumble across a group of robbers who make off with cash and gold from the town of Ming On. The mayor accuses them of the crime while the real thieves escape scot-free. To avoid imprisonment, the two, at first, compete to capture each other for the rewards on their heads; but they eventually work together to find the gold and expose the real bandits. However, the bandit chief isn't giving up so easily... leading to an incredible finale with such blazing-hot choreography, it must be seen to be believed.

Part of Kung Fu Clubhouse’s Bruceploitation Bonanza!

“Turns out, Phillip Ko and Leung Kar-yan are a fantastic double act. They have such great comedic chemistry in Fearless Dragons, and the fights are just fantastic. 1 on 1, 2 on 1, the choreography here is bliss. A ton of fighting styles on display here, including horse style, complete with hilarious horse sound effects!” Jack, Letterboxd

“Add it to the pile of movies that in itself are a means to an end, that end kickstarting with Phillip Ko whinnying and Leung Kar-yan going ‘Horse fist!!!’ and then s#!t gets real. Along the way we find out that Jaws from the James Bond movies has a long lost brother locked up in a dungeon in Taiwan somewhere because no one said you can’t do that.” Carlo V, Letterboxd

Free Time

Ryan Martin Brown · 2024
78min · DCP
  • Friday, May 3, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024, 7:30pm

Drew is approaching the end of his twenties and, with it, his relative youth. Looking to make a sudden change, he decides to quit his cushy desk job and “embrace life.” Cycling quickly through friends, hobbies, and goals, it’s not long until Drew realizes he has no idea what to do with his newfound freedom.

Led by Colin Burgess and featuring a wide ensemble of New York City's funniest performers, Ryan Martin Brown's debut feature is an uproarious comedy — filmed on location in the midst of America's "Great Resignation" — about the search for meaning in the modern world.

“This is one of the better indie comedies in a long time, enjoyable from minute one until the final frame, and deceptively insightful about the structure of the modern world.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“[A] cleverly concocted and occasionally hilarious tale of Generation Z malaise… the kind of down-and-dirty NYC indie we see less and less of nowadays, at a time when indie film itself seems to be in great peril.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

The Beast

Bertrand Bonello · 2024
146min · DCP
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2:30pm
  • Monday, May 13, 2024, 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 7:00pm

Visually audacious director Bertrand Bonello fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James’ turn-of-the-century novella, suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery. Punctuated by a career-defining, three-role performance by Léa Seydoux, THE BEAST poignantly conveys humanity’s struggle against dissociative identity and emotionless existence.

The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely “erase” their feelings. Hoping to eliminate pain caused by their past-life romances, Gabrielle (Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Set first in Belle Époque-era Paris, Louis is a British man who woos her away from a cold husband, then in early 21st Century Los Angeles, he is a disturbed American bent on delivering violent “retribution.” Will the process allow Gabrielle to fully connect with Louis in the present, or are the two doomed to repeat their previous fates?

In English and French with English subtitles.

CRITIC’S PICK! “An audacious interdimensional romance, techno-thriller and Los Angeles noir rolled up in one.” Beatrice Loayza, The New York Times

“What [Bonello] delivers is not just a densely packed art movie but the most potent horror picture of the decade so far.” Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

Hundreds of Beavers

Mike Cheslik · 2024
108min · DCP
  • Friday, Mar 15, 2024, 9:30pm
  • Saturday, Mar 16, 2024, 8:30pm
  • Sunday, Mar 17, 2024, 8:15pm
  • Monday, Mar 18, 2024, 7:15pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8:00pm

Encore screening! MAY THE FARCE BE WITH CHEW!

In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America’s greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers.

Created by Mike Cheslik and Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, the duo behind the modern cult hit LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER (2018).

“Starts strange, gets stranger, and yet remains resolutely adorable… embraces the defiant glee of art cinema and distills it into something so thoroughly pure and sincere that it is surely hard not to fall in love with it.” Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“It’s sure to develop a significant cult following with its unique mix of silent-era slapstick, animation elements, theme-park-style critter costumes, and general air of inspired absurdity.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Steroidally swollen with gags and smarts.” Guy Maddin

The Crazies (with Romero scholar Adam Hart)

George A. Romero · 1973
103min · DCP
  • Sunday, May 5, 2024, 7:00pm

Join us as we welcome horror historian, former Northwest Film Forum Publicity Director, and now published Romero researcher Adam Hart for a special screening of George A. Romero's THE CRAZIES.

When a military plane crashes in Evans City, Pennsylvania, a mysterious toxin seeps into the water supply, turning the small-town residents into big-time killers. The biological weapon, codenamed "Trixie," leaves its victims either dead or psychologically deranged. Vietnam vet David and his pregnant girlfriend Judy must escape the military-enforced quarantine, the crazed townsfolk and a band of rednecks to get to safety. Five years after NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero crafted another powerful allegory about government cover-ups and conspiracies in the shadow of Watergate and several high-profile environmental disasters.

Adam Hart will provide a brief intro before the film and a Q&A after. You will also be able to check out his new book Raising the Dead: The Work of George A. Romero and hang out and chat about all things Romero following the presentation. (Mr. Hart will also be at the Northwest Film Forum the night before for a screening of CREEPSHOW.)

“Essentially a dry-run for his masterpiece Dawn of the Dead, George Romero’s The Crazies shows the same horrified nihilism and superb filmmaking skills that he seemed to have to burn in the ’70s.” Empire

Uncropped (with Q&A)

D.W. Young · 2024
111min · DCP
  • Monday, May 6, 2024, 7:00pm

Featuring an in-person Q&A with Tricia Romano, former editor-in-chief of The Stranger and author of the new book The Freaks Came Out to Write: The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture.

Alfred Hitchcock. Muhammad Ali. Meryl Streep. LL Cool J. George A. Romero. From cultural icons to powerful news stories, James Hamilton captured it all. In UNCROPPED, the legendary Village Voice photojournalist and many of his notable collaborators recount the stories behind unforgettable images taken over the course of a forty year career. A stunning visual chronicle of New York City and a window into the heyday of alternative print media. Executive produced by Wes Anderson.

“As it hits Hamilton’s Village Voice years, the documentary is locked into a story that’s more fascinating than a mere biography, or at least the biography of one man.” Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

Dawn of the Dead

George A. Romero · 1978
127min · DCP
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, 6:15pm
  • Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024, 5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024, 8:15pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2024, 4:15pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2024, 7:00pm

A restoration of George A. Romero's masterpiece for the 45th anniversary of its North American premiere!

As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead. In Pennsylvania, radio station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend Francine (Gaylen Ross) escape in the station helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members (Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger). The group retreats to the haven of an enclosed shopping mall to make what could be humanity's last stand. Featuring groundbreaking special effects by Tom Savini and music by Goblin.

Part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration Series!

Please note: Per the booking agreement with the distributor, free admission and guest passes aren’t accepted for these screenings.

“Undoubtedly the zombie movie to end ’em all.” David Pirie, Time Out

“One of the best horror films ever made.” Roger Ebert

“As a blend of horror, action, tension, and humour, it stands in a class of its own.” Almar Haflidason, BBC