Northwest Film Forum Capitol Hill
May 19-20, 8 p.m. 2017
Expect extra-special guests in this weekend's editions of the DIY game show The Future Is 0: Rapper DoNormaal, Cold Cube Press founder Michael Heck, and La Luz guitarist Shauna Cleveland on Friday, and director SJ Chiro (Lane 1974, playing this year at SIFF), poet Shin Yu Pai, and freakin' Jeopardy! champion KEN JENNINGS on Saturday. The Future Is 0, filmed with a live studio audience right here in Seattle, is described as “equal parts Double Dare 2000, nihilist performance art, and sarcastic TV experiment.” In response to a question from the Stranger, founder Claire Buss affirmed that yes, the future truly is zero: "I think zero has a flexible meaning, though. Some days you wake up and read an article about our impending nuclear annihilation, and it's just so hard to get out of bed. The future: 0. But zero can also represent the unknown, the great possibility of not knowing what the hell you're doing or what lies ahead. There's a potency and a hunger in that."