Location, Location: Seeing Seattle Through the Filmmaker’s Lens

On April 9, 2015, The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) will host a talk to illuminate the role of film and architecture in building the cultural story of our city. This panel discussion is the third, in a six-part series titled Cultural Landscapes: Shaping the Story of Seattle.

Film provides an immersive experience that transports us to new places and perspectives. In following Seattle’s history on film, we can see both a documentation of how our built environment has changed, but also the ways in which narratives of Seattle have evolved, from early Hollywood features to local productions happening today. When looking behind-the-scenes, our experience of a film can be unnamedseen as a product of countless dedicated individuals along every stage of the process—from location scouts, advocates of our majestic theaters, and champions within creating spaces, and stories, that allow us to feel connected to a different time, location or person.

The audience will have an opportunity to engage in discussion with the varied group of panelists who will share stories, film clips and visual images to illustrate how Seattle’s buildings and landscapes are portrayed in films and how our theaters contribute to a thriving local film scene.  Panelists include: Dave Drummond, location scout; Randy Hodgins, author of Seattle on Film; Vicky Lee, Seattle Theatre Group; and architect Owen Richards. The informative discussion will be moderated by Warren Etheredge, the Warren Project.

The event will be held at SIFF Cinema Uptown (522 Queen Anne Avenue North).  Doors open at 6, event is from 6:30 – 8pm.  Advance tickets are $15 General | $10 Members | $5 Students. Walk up tickets are $20, if available. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 206-667-9184.

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