Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film

Outlaw: Jean Genet on Film

Our annual Spring Film Series returns with four nights of provocative films based on the work of the radical queer writer, Jean Genet. Don’t miss these rarely seen prints showcasing Jean Genet’s brilliant satire and celebration of beauty in evil. From prisons to mansions, bordellos to back alleys, prepare for a wild journey though power dynamics, shocking desires, and struggles against oppression.

All films at 7pm, at
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Ticket prices

$12 general admission
$10 Three Dollar Bill Cinema Members (limit 2 tickets per member (per film) at the member price)
$40 series pass (1 ticket to each film in the series)

Buy a Series Pass


Thursday, April 7

(1974) Susannah York (The Killing of Sister George) stars with Glenda Jackson in this bizarre sadomasochistic romp. Through role-play, the two maids fantasize about killing their employer, but who will be the ultimate victim?

Watch the trailer for The Maids


Saturday, April 16

(1966) Promoted as “the strangest triangle ever filmed,” this rarely screened film version of Genet’s first play stars Leonard Nimoy, Paul Mazursky, and Michael Forest as three prisoners battling for affections behind bars.

Never released on video!

Tickets are still available at the door. Box office opens at 6:15pm.

Watch a scene from Deathwatch


Thursday, April 21

(1963) Shelley Winters runs the show in a brothel where wild fantasies are fulfilled as a very real political revolution rages outside. Lee Grant, Peter Falk, and Leonard Nimoy also star in this Academy Award nominated film.

New 35MM film print!

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:15pm.

Watch a scene from The Balcony


Saturday, April 30

(1982) The final film from groundbreaking German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, this provocative work follows a muscular French sailor’s surreal sexual adventures in a seedy seaport.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door when the box office opens at 6:15pm

Watch a scene from Querelle