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Blue November MicroFilmFest begins tonight

Blue November MicroFilmFest is celebrating its seventh annual festival and fourth year in Greenwood with three days of independent film, music, art and dance, starting tonight.
The MicroFilmFest has previously been held at Green Bean Coffee House and Upper Crust Catering. Since Green Bean was destroyed by an arsonist last month, this year’s festival will all take place at Upper Crust, 8420 Greenwood Ave. N.
Premiering tonight is “The Marriage of Luna and Sol,” a film shot live at last year’s festival. Copies of the film and “The Pass,” also shot on location at the Green Bean, will be sold, with all of the proceeds going to the Greenwood Fire Relief Fund.

The festival runs from 8 p.m. to midnight today, 7 p.m. – midnight Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It’s free, but donations are welcome.

ART – local artist Yvonne Palermo will be joined by representations of Tulsa artist and award designer Neil Cluck, photographer Fae Wiedenhoeft, Chandelle Anderson and many more. Local vendors and artists from the surrounding community will also join the artists.
MUSIC – in an effort to bring more focus and equality to our musical performers, we will be combining these performances with the film screenings. This music is both diverse and unique in an over-saturated music scene, featuring the local talent of Trip Like Animals, Invisible Giants, SeaStar, Julia Massey, Syren, Joe Higgins and many more.
FILM – the centerpiece of any film festival is the gift and art of the visual artist. We have received films from all over the World and from all walks of life offering a multitude of expression and viewpoint. We have chosen the best, the most diverse and the most passionate, with selections from and a focus on the local community. We are continuing the annual awards competition and Filmmaker Q&A, and we are adding our first workshops on the afternoon of November 14th, as a free event to help inspire and inform Seattle’s next filmmakers.