Mikiech Nichols · 2022
121min · DCP
  • Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Sep 21, 2023, 8:00pm

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.

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

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!