The first annual Make Believe Seattle Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 23rd with the West Coast premiere of ALIENS ABDUCTED MY PARENTS AND NOW I FEEL KINDA LEFT OUT at Capitol Hill’s SIFF Cinema at the Egyptian. It’s debuting in Seattle right after its world premiere at Sundance just a few weeks ago.
Another big screening event that we’re excited about it the archival screening of Guy Maddin’s 1992 film CAREFUL, his genre defying fantasy film that helped make Maddin a star director. It’s happening on Friday, March 24th at Northwest Film Forum and Mr. Maddin will also be in attendance to pick up Make Believe Seattle’s first IMAGINATION AWARD to honor him and his body of work which also includes the made in Seattle film, Brand Upon The Brain, which features Seattle actors and crew.
We’re thrilled to be a community co-presenter of this screening and event and encourage all fans of Guy Maddin and his work to come experience this great event. Snag tickets at https://www.strangertickets.com/events/135211340/careful-30th-anniversary-screening-imagination-award-guy-maddin
Filmmaker Guy Maddin has been pushing boundaries for decades with his unique blend of genres and forms, creating works that are equal parts fiction and non, creating worlds that defy the imagination yet seem all too human. Guy joins us to receive the inaugural Make Believe Imagination Award, and to discuss his work and career before an archival 30th anniversary screening of one of his most singular visions, the 1992 film “Careful”. Additionally, Guy has helped us program a shorts block featuring some of his most acclaimed projects.
CAREFUL: 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
Turning 30 is none other than Guy Maddin’s 1992 classic, “Careful”, which remains the perfect showcase for his blend of realism and fantasy. The wary residents of a 19th century mountain village must tread carefully and speak softly lest they cause an avalanche. Sexual frenzies teem in this world of repression, setting off incestuous love triangles with deadly consequences. Guy joins us beforehand to accept our inaugural Imagination Award, and to discuss his decades-long career in a business that doesn’t always reward the weird, wild, and wonderful.