What: SEEDArts Cinema Series “Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries”
When: April 5 & 6, 2013
Where: Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118
Contact: Kathy Fowells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206.760.9843
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Seattle, WA – Indie music lovers, reformed juvenile delinquents, off-the-grid hippies and a mixed race woman searching for identity are just some of the compelling characters you’ll meet during the inaugural SEEDArts Cinema Series, “Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries”. The two-day series, April 5 & 6, is comprised of four dynamic, award-winning, locally made documentaries to be screened at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118. Each film will be followed by a community conversation with the filmmakers and moderated by Rustin Thompson, The Restless Critic.
The Cinema Series opens on Friday, April 5 at 7pm with a screening of “A Lot Like You,” in which Rainier Valley based filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro, a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother, travels to Tanzania in search of identity. Eliaichi Kimaro will be in attendance.
The Series continues on Saturday, April 6, with a matinee and an evening double feature. At 3 pm, “Minor Differences” by director Heather Dew Oaksen, chronicles the eighteen-year journey of five former juvenile offenders from their mid-teens to adulthood. Several of the local men will be in attendance with Heather Dew Oaksen (Director) and Caroline Cumming (Producer). “Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle” screens at 5pm. Filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson and producer Judy Kaplan will be in attendance. The series concludes with “Welcome to Doe Bay” at 7 pm. This film chronicles how innovative, resourceful and creative individuals can band together to create a truly unique musical experience. Producer Sarah Crowe will be in attendance.
Admission to the Cinema Series is $5 per film or $15 for a series pass at the door. For more information and updates, call 206.760.4285 or visit SEEDArts Cinema.
5117 Rainier Avenue South • Seattle, WA 98118 • 206.760.9843
About SEEDArts Cinema Series
The SEEDArts Cinema Series started in 2012 with Columbia City’s first outdoor movie and will present quarterly film events in Southeast Seattle in 2013. SEEDArts is a program of SouthEast Effective Development (SEED). SEED, a non-profit community development organization, builds strong communities in Southeast Seattle through housing, arts, and economic development programs. For over three decades, SEEDArts has integrated artists and residents into key local efforts that have resulted in high quality, accessible arts and cultural venues and programs. SEEDArts founded Southeast Seattle’s two main arts facilities: the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, the region’s first performing arts center; and the Columbia City Gallery, an artists’ collective and gallery. SEEDArts also established the only major non-municipally funded public art program in Seattle. www.seedseattle.org