Northwest Film Forum is bringing the films of one of the youngest directors taking contemporary Mexican cinema by storm to its Capitol Hill home in Seattle.
Not only that, but Northwest Film Forum is bringing the director himself to hang out, meet with audience members and to teach a Master Class during the run of his films.
Director Nicolás Pereda touches ground in Seattle on August 1st just in time to attend the Seattle premiere of his film Juntos.
But even before Pereda arrives, Northwest Film Forum starts the director’s retrospective off tonight – Friday, July 29 – with Summer of Goliath. Preda’s most recent film, which was honored with the Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, screens multiple times during the retrospective which runs through August 4th.
On August 2, Pereda rolls up his sleeves and will teach a Master Class to like-minded filmmakers and film enthusiasts.
And everyone is invited out the following evening (Aug 3) for NWFF’s Happy Hour with Nicolás Pereda. Festivities kick off at 4pm – so grab a beer, mingle with the filmmaker and find out what makes his mind tick.
Later that evening there will be a screening of Pereda’s first feature film, Perpetuum Mobile – which scored the director Best Mexican Feature at the Guadalajara Film Festival. The retrospective concludes the following night (Aug 4) with Where are their stories?
Pereda, who was born in 1982 in Mexico City, has been said to make films that provide a portrait of the difficult lives in 21st century working-class Mexico. If you want to see what all the buzz is about in the international film community – now’s your chance.
For additional information and showtimes visit: www.filmforum.org