Pacific Wonders: Nontheatrical Films from the Northwest

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Before Gus Van Sant, Kelly Reichardt, and David Lynch made the Pacific Northwest known for hustlers, dreamers, and weirdos, thousands of amateur and professional filmmakers filmed their own visions of the region. Made to be shown in homes, workplaces, schools, and even in public spaces, these films collectively produce a visual history of the Northwest in the 20th Century. This program will feature mid-century 16mm films on architecture, design, and the environment in the Pacific Northwest. Titles include “Comin' Home Baby,” an amateur city symphony film made in Seattle in 1968, and “In Partnership with Time,” an early historic preservation film produced by the Tacoma-based educational filmmakers Ruth and Louis Kirk. Films courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society and the University of Washington.