The documentary film Labor Wars of the Northwest (75 minutes) chronicles the cauldron of discontent, radicalism and violence that permeated the region in the early decades of the twentieth century. Following the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s, tens of thousands of workers migrated to the Northwest for jobs in logging, mining and fishing. But instead of steady work, they found poverty-level wages, crushing hours and dreadful conditions. By examining this conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle, Written and directed by Gig Harbor resident David Jepsen, Labor Wars of the Northwest shines new light on the tensions between the working poor and government and capital forces.
This 90-minute documentary follows descendants of Edward S. Curtis and Native Americans he photographed, as they retrace Curtis' footsteps in the Pacific Northwest during the 150th anniversary of Curtis' birth.
For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern, as salmon numbers plummet orcas starve.
'Boom' tells the untold story of one of rock 'n' roll's wildest and most influential bands, The Sonics. For the first time ever, all five original members of the band tell the true story of how it all went down, beginning to end. 'Boom' takes a deep dive, exploring how a relatively unknown band from the Pacific Northwest became a worldwide phenomenon 50-years after their heyday, and in doing so, shaped music for decades to come (whether it was apparent at the time or not). Featuring interviews with homegrown heroes and breakthrough artists alike, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Heart, Mudhoney, and many, many more.
"Black Pool" is a gripping thriller about a revenge-fueled, cat-and-mouse game of imprisonment and interrogation. Thirty years ago, Michael’s life was shattered by a shadowy figure he saw for only a fleeting moment. But tonight, through a chance encounter, he believes he’s found the man responsible for ruining his life. And he’s going to make him pay. But does he have the right man? And how far will he go for the truth?
A woman thru-hiking an isolated trail runs into trouble when her pack is hijacked by two men hiding out in the woods, desperate and on the run. Now, stranded and left to fend for herself, she has a choice: crawl back to her normal life in defeat, or push forward and take back what was stolen from her.
Rebuilding a marvel representing Seattle's cultural identity tells a story about an icon that draws eyes and inspires architects around the world. Standing on the world's first glass rotating floor 500 feet in the air is exhilarating and unnerving! Learn about the Space Needle and hear from the people who created it in 1962, its stewards through the years and look through the glass to the future!
Two women set out on a road trip with different missions. Mads (Jennifer Stone "Wizards of Waverly Place") needs to renew her driver's license in South Dakota, while Junior needs to visit Portland, OR on a quest for her dead sister. Both women have medical issues that cause friction along the way, but they never let those problems define their identities. Mads is also keeping a secret from Junior, that could explode at any moment and ruin their journey
McKenzie Chinn stars as a struggling artist, navigating work and romance in the Windy City. When her boyfriend asks her to drop everything and move cross-country, she soon discovers that her biggest obstacle may be herself. Featuring quirky animation and a revelatory central performance, Olympia is a heartfelt story for anyone who’s ever felt adrift on the rough seas of adulthood.
BANANA SEASON is a magical dramedy centered on an unusually beautiful relationship developed between a little person and an Asian MMA fighter. A tale of true friendship and taking flight, BANANA SEASON is a glimpse into the world of two souls at the point in their lives when they flower or fade.