SEEDArts Cinema Series presents "Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries"
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SEEDArts Cinema Series presents "Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries"

Indie music lovers, reformed juvenile delinquents, off-the-grid hippies and a mixed race woman searching for identity are just some of the compelling characters you'll meet during the inaugural SEEDArts Cinema Series, “Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries”. The two-day series, April 5 & 6, is comprised of four dynamic, award-winning, locally made documentaries to be screened at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98118. Each film will be followed by a community conversation with the filmmakers and moderated by Rustin Thompson, The Restless Critic.

Admission to the Cinema Series is $5 per film or $15 for a series pass at the door. For more information and updates, call 206.760.4285 or visit

The Cinema Series opens on Friday, April 5 at 7pm with a screening of “A Lot Like You,” in which Rainier Valley based filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro, a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother, travels to Tanzania in search of identity. Eliaichi Kimaro will be in attendance.

The Series continues on Saturday, April 6, with a matinee and an evening double feature. At 3 pm, “Minor Differences” by director Heather Dew Oaksen, chronicles the eighteen-year journey of five former juvenile offenders from their mid-teens to adulthood. Several of the local men will be in attendance with Heather Dew Oaksen (Director) and Caroline Cumming (Producer). “Back to the Garden: Flower Power Comes Full Circle” screens at 5pm. Filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson and producer Judy Kaplan will be in attendance. The series concludes with “Welcome to Doe Bay” at 7 pm. This film chronicles how innovative, resourceful and creative individuals can band together to create a truly unique musical experience. Producer Sarah Crowe will be in attendance.

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