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Romanian Film Festival

November 7 - 9, 2014

Organized by the local non-profit American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) with generous support from 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and the Romanian Cultural Institute, the first Romanian film festival in the Pacific Northwest is a celebration of the critically acclaimed "New Romanian Cinema" and an invitation to Seattle cinephiles to discover the dark humor and esthetic minimalism of a national cinematography that rarely gets any North American exposure.

2014 Seattle Shorts Film Festival

November 15

The Best of the Briefs

Seattle Shorts strives to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe. At the Seattle Shorts we have just one criteria in mind—finding brilliant short films and bringing them to Seattle audiences.  Filmmakers will be in attendance for all three screening blocks.  Please visit for film and program descriptions.

Anatomy of a Departure

November 8

Germany | 2012 | 75 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
Director Oliver Tataru's autobiographical documentary will resonate with everyone whose family dynamics have been affected by loss and major change. Director present at screening.

I'm an Old Communist Hag

November 7

Romania | 2013 | 110 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
Twenty-five years after the fall of Ceausescu's regime, this movie dares to look at those times with something resembling acceptance and nostalgia.  A celebration of the opening of the first Romanian film festival in the Pacific Northwest will follow the screening.

Of Snails and Men

November 9

Romania | 2012 | 93 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
Set at the beginning of the 1990's, when, after witnessing the fall of Ceausescu's regime, Romanians thought that everything was possible, Tudor Giurgiu's bittersweet comedy hilariously depicts the difficulty of transplanting the American/capitalist dream into the chaotic Romanian society.

Romanian Shorts

November 8

94 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
This exquisite collection of Romanian shorts combines lyricism with irony, satire with historical truth.  Director Ioana Uricaru (Stopover) present at screening.

Sundays on Leave

November 9

Romania | 1993 | 104 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
Filmed right after the fall of communism in Romania, director Nae Caranfil's comedy drama depicts like no other film the specific Romanian ability to use humor as a refuge in the face of history.