Users [In-Person Only] is happening on Sunday,June 18,2023 at 05:00PM at Northwest Film Forum with tickets starting at $14.
Users [In-Person Only] Fri Jun 16: 8.00pm PDT
Sat Jun 17: 5.00pm PDT, 8.00pm PDT
Sun Jun 18: 5.00pm PDT, 8.00pm PDT
Wed Jun 21: 8.30pm PDT
Thu Jun 22: 8.30pm PDT
Fri Jun 23: 8.30pm PDT
Sun Jun 25: 5.30pm PDT, 8.30pm PDT
Wed Jun 28: 7.00pm PDT
Thu Jun 29: 8.30pm PDT
Fri Jun 30: 8.30pm PDT
$14 General Admission
*** Public safety notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.
*** Visiting Artist! ***
Users director Natalia Almada will be in attendance for an opening-night-only Q&A June 16th featuring her father-in-law Vint Cerf (one of the Fathers of the Internet, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom) and his sons Bennett and David Cerf, both of whom worked on Users (cinematography and music/sound design respectively). Its a family affair!
About the film:
(Natalia Almada, US, 2021, 81 min, in English)
Users begins with a mother's question: will my children love their perfect machines more than they love their imperfect mother? From this seemingly simple prompt, acclaimed filmmaker Natalia Almada (2012 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, 2009 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award) spins an epic examination of our world, where it is taken for granted that technological progress will always inspire social progress; that ever-smarter machines will better humankind. Constructed from stunning, immaculately rendered images, and featuring a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, Users is an immersive journey into the heart of our changing relationship to the natural world.
From the largest indoor vertical farm in the world to an IVF embryo lab to an underwater fiber optic cable landing, Users unearths new vistas of the inner workings of the invisible forces that surround us. Almada marshals all the forces cinema in a Malickian montage to reveal the invisible forces that guide our lives and suggests the extents to which these movements may not be fully understood for years to come. In a world in constant flux, children grow up, their mother loves and worries, and Users blends the great and small questions into a mesmerizing cinematic whole.