Northwest Film Forum donating proceeds from screenings to Black charities

Jun 9 2020, 1:34 pm

In solidarity with those protesting for the Black community, the Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) has decided to donate all proceeds from its June film screenings to organizations that support and empower Black lives.

Their films are currently screening online and will benefit  Black Lives Matter Seattle-King CountyTrans Women of Color Solidarity NetworkRainier Valley Community Clinic, and various other organizations.

In an email, NWFF executive director Vivian Hua recognized that “as a non-Black arts organization, [we need to] harness the privilege which has been handed down to us over our past 25 years, and use it to make a difference in this pivotal moment in time.”

In honor of Pride Month, NWFF has decided to feature Tangerine, Sean Baker’s groundbreaking comic drama starring Black Trans women, the ScumTrust Pr0n 4 Freakz series, and Thee Debauchery Ball — a documentary celebrating Black lives, sexuality, freedom, and house music. Other recommended watches include a Festival Flashback for Travessias: Brazilian Film Festival, and Whose Streets?, a contemporary document of the grassroots organizing efforts that followed the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

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