Everyone loves a good crossover episode — that's why we bring in guest stars to continue supplying fresh content at MoPOP. For our Matinee Takeover, we team up with other local nonprofits to put a range of perspectives from the Seattle community onto our theater screen.
Now Playing: Northwest Film Forum’s Cadence Video Poetry Festival, which highlights the genre of the moving image as a form of poetry. MoPOP’s Sound + Vision Theater will play a lineup chosen exclusively by our partner.
Screenings are included in your general admission ticket at no extra cost, making MoPOP Matinee Takeovers an easy and fun addition to your museum experience.
These short films will play together as a block at 12:15pm and 4:00pm on weekdays and at 12:00pm and 2:30pm on weekends.
Director/Poet: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (USA, 2021, 7 min., in English with no subtitles or captions)
An experimental musical poem that explores Black ancestry, culture, and cyclical growing pains. @raekua
Winner of the Video by Poets Award at Cadence 2022
Director/Poet: Abril Iberico (Peru, 2021, 5 min., in English and Spanish with English subtitles)
There is a world of sounds and another of silence. Without headphones, silence wraps me in a blanket of spikes, and with headphones the noise haunts me. Where do I belong if I can partially hear? @otro.mes
Winner of the Female-Identifying Artist Award at Cadence 2022
Director/Poet: Dwayne Jahn (Germany, 2021, 3 min., in English with hardcoded English text)
A collection of wholesome ideas are inscribed on video images of Dwayne Jahn’s original handmade abstract artworks. An original soundtrack by Oxford Improviser Lawrence Casserley using water sounds, rain sticks, and his signal processor instrument, accompanies the videopoem. @ebbajahn
Winner of the Collaboration Award at Cadence 2022
life is a gift
Directors: gloria joy kazuko muhammad and mu knowles, Poet: mu knowles (USA, 2022, 3 min., in English with English subtitles)
What does it mean to be liberated? To be free? For yourself and those you love? In life is a gift, mu knowles (born and raised on the Hilltop in Tacoma, WA) takes us on a journey through these questions. @whoisgloriajoy @muknowles
Winner of the Northwest Artist Award at Cadence 2022
Director/Poet: Anthony Matos (USA, 2022, 12 min., in English with English captions)
The stories of three strangers looking to escape their mundane lives intersect at an old motel where they learn to confront their own demons. @just_another_matos
Winner of the Wild Card Award at Cadence 2022
Director: Oleksandra Krasavtseva, Poet: Joseph Brodsky (Germany, 2021, 3 min., nonverbal, with English subtitles)
In this surreal animation, a character’s freedom of choice is shown to be increasingly limited in scope. @krasavtseva_oleksa
Winner of the Adaptation/Ekphrasis Award at Cadence 2022
About Northwest Film Forum
An independent film and arts nonprofit located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Each year the Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. More information is available at nwfilmforum.org
About Cadence Video Poetry Festival
Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, during National Poetry Month. Cadence approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, the festival fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry.