LOCAL SIGHTINGS AWARDS CEREMONY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 7PM
Join us as we celebrate the juried winners of Local Sightings 2012, present the Seattle Composers Alliance award for film music scoring and our 2012 Northwest Film Fund grant award announcement.
OFF LABEL by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (Portland, OR)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 8PM
(Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher, 2012, Blu-ray)
Winner of our 2012 Northwest Film Fund, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s Off Label offers a sensitive and poetic examination of the medicated margins of American society. Instead of taking a clinical look at the issue of pharmeceuticals, Mosher and Palmieri offer the personal stories of eight individuals — a young medic who was stationed at Abu Ghraib, a woman whose son experienced a psychotic break and committed a violent suicide in an antidepressant marketing study, a bipolar woman who takes eighteen different prescription drugs a day, a man irremediably damaged by experiments conducted on him in prison, a medical anthropologist and a variety of individuals who make their livings as human guinea pigs in drug test trials. Like their first film October Country, Off Label is reflective work, allowing its subjects to speak as one voice, coming up from the depths of the margins of American society. Multiple variations on the Carter Family song ”No Depression In Heaven” guide us along an astonishingly moving and excruciatingly compelling portrait of a nation in thrall.
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 10PM
Featuring free beer, courtesy of Naked City Brewing, for guests 21-and-over, and retro tunes from DJ Hamagan.
Your tickets to closing night include entry to the party! Can’t make the screening? Individual party tickets will be available at the door for $5. You can also win a free ticket to the party.