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Razing the Bar

USA | 2014 | 83 minutes | Ryan Worsley

Debauched, often destroyed, and now defunct Seattle punk venue The Funhouse is honored in this debut from local filmmaker Ryan Worsley. Interviews with artists and participants match an appropriately killer soundtrack, as eclectic as the scene itself.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

United Kingdom | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

May 16 | 40th Anniversary Special Presentation

The longest-running theatrical release in history, which premiered at the first Seattle International Film Festival, returns for a special interactive celebration that includes goodie bags, subtitled lyrics, and more. Don’t dream it, be it.

Shake the Dust

USA | 2014 | 108 minutes | Adam Sjöberg

Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, Yemen. Breakdancing unites people worldwide in the common languages of movement, expression, and hip-hop. Rap superstar and producer Nas presents a broad look at a movement inspiring hope in global urban communities.

Song of the Fishermen

China | 1934 | 57 minutes | Cai Chusheng

The struggles of a poor family living near Shanghai are illustrated in this silent film by director Cai Chusheng. Newly restored by China Film Archive and screened with a live musical accompaniment, it is an iconic film pairing bleak social commentary with strikingly beautiful and detailed shots.

Song of the New Earth

USA | 2014 | 89 minutes | Ward Serrill

Seattle filmmaker Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game) follows Tom Kenyon’s quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound. The scientist and shaman has a four-octave vocal range, and a dazzlingly unique view of the world.

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

USA | 2014 | 95 minutes | Isaac Olsen

A massive amount of archival footage, memorabilia, and audio recordings chronicle the three-decade history of Girl Trouble, the legendary Tacoma-based garage rock band defined by their uncompromising DIY aesthetic. Girl Trouble scheduled to attend.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

USA | 2013 | 84 minutes | Mike Myers

Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with this star-packed documentary about the fast-lane life of entertainment industry legend Shep Gordon, who managed the careers of Blondie, Alice Cooper, and Raquel Welch—and still had time to invent the “celebrity chef.” Shep Gordon in attendance.

This May Be the Last Time

USA | 2014 | 93 minutes | Sterlin Harjo

Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo investigates the 1962 disappearance of his grandfather, a native of Oklahoma’s Seminole Nation, by deconstructing the multinational origins of the ancient Seminole and Muscogee hymns sung by the rescue party.

Touch of the Light

Taiwan | 2012 | 110 minutes | Jung-Chi Chang

Music, dance, and a gentle dash of romance shine when Yu-Siang, a blind pianist, meets Chieh, an aspiring dancer who gave up her goal because she couldn’t afford extensive study and training. Based on Yu-Siang’s true story.

We Are the Best!

Sweden | 2013 | 102 minutes | Lukas Moodysson

In 1982 Stockholm, three 13-year-old misfits deal with their suffocating surroundings, as well as the onslaught of adolescence, by forming a riotous, all-girl punk trio. Based on the graphic novel “Never Goodnight” by Coco Moodysson.

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