The film “Empty Quarter”, Seattle Premiere will be held at the Northwest Film Forum from April 8-14. Directors in attendance on Saturday April 9th.
In this era of divided politics, defined by the growing disconnect between urban and rural communities, Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty’s Empty Quarter is a welcome respite. The vast region covered in their meditative film, Lake, Harney and Malheur Counties in Oregon, is an area that represents roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass, yet holds less than two percent of the state’s population.
Through a series of stationary shots, recording open landscapes and activities of local residents, Empty Quarter reflects on the character of the region. Natural areas are viewed among images of industry, various labor processes, resource management and recreation. Voices of local residents describe the history of pioneer settlement, the social life of rural communities and the struggles of small town economies.
Date: April 8th – 14th, 2011
Place: Northwest Film Forum
Address: 1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
Tickets: Film Forum members $6, Seniors $6.50, Students with ID and Children under 12, $9
Tel: +1 206 329 2629
Text: julie morikawa