Short Films on the 619 Building
April 19th from 4:00 -6:00 pm
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave Main, Seattle
4Culture award-winning film Director Brian Nunes asks:
“Does urban progress mean the end of the urban artist?”
In the case of the 619 Western Avenue building – it did. In 1981 artists living and working in the heart of Seattle’s warehouse district discovered a turn of the century gem: an abandoned freight building used tomove lumber from old skid row. For many it was a waste of space but for the artists who took it over, it was a blank canvas.
On October 1st, 2011, the vivacious thirty-year history of the building as the largest art colony on the West coast came to an abrupt end. City officials stepped in to make way for the massive tunnel project scheduled to dig directly underneath the already unstable structure.
Brian will be hosting a reception and public screening of 619 that includes two short films by award winning local filmmakers Dan McComb and Amy Enser. Learn more about Brian and his films at his website.