What to see at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings festival

Screenings, workshops, and more

Seattle rapper Fantasy A poses in front of the Smith Tower wearing a Seahawks No. 3 jersey

In addition to his songs, hip-hop artist Fantasy A wrote an autobiography and sci-fi novels.

Photo via Local Sightings Film Festival

Prep those projectors. This week, Northwest Film Forum is hosting its 26th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, which gives lots of love to creators from the area.

The festival runs from Friday, Sept. 15, to Sunday, Sept. 24, with a bunch of screenings, workshops, and other events held in-person + virtually. Festival passes are $90-150 for non-members, but you can also buy tickets to individual screenings and activities. Here are a few highlights.

  • “Fantasy A Gets a Mattress” | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | The flick about the famed local rapper kicks off the fest — Fantasy A will perform live at the screening.
  • Free Doc Mixer | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 3 p.m. | Mingle with local documentarians and grab a complimentary beer from Georgetown Brewing.
  • Open Table Read for “Reckless Spirits” | Sunday, Sept. 24 | 12-3 p.m. | Writer-director Vee Hua previews his metaphysical and multilingual buddy comedy.
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