ACT Celebrates RAWSTOCK V 3/6

The Central Heating Lab at ACT celebrates RAWSTOCK's Fifth Anniversary Screening, Friday March 6. RAWSTOCK V features cinematic highlights such as Spencer Susser's brilliant zombie love story Sara Jane, Megan Griffith's drama Moving (featuring Humpday director Lynne Shelton), Tor Fruegaard's ultraviolent puppet epic It Came From The West, Darrius Scheider's Fluffer (his follow up to I Married A Towel) and Lick A Ninja, Shawn Telford's beserk foray into corporate sponsorship. The evening is bookended by two decadent parties sponsored by Bulliet Bourbon and features live music from The Fred Roth Revue. Yet any description of the night falls short of capturing the energy and essence of this event. As local filmmaker Darrius Scheider recently opined, "The only way to describe RAWSTOCK is to experience RAWSTOCK."

In celebration of five successful years, RAWSTOCK has asked bartenders from five popular bars, Liberty, Poppy, Nabob, Palomino's, and Chapel to develop a RAWSTOCKtail incorporating Bulleit Bourbon, the event sponsor. These five seasoned Seattle mixologists are busy developing their drinks and the winning RAWSTOCKtail will be unveiled at the event. The RAWSTOCK bar, located in the beautiful lounge outside ACT's Falls Theatre will be open for cocktails at 8:15 p.m. on March 6 , with the first screening to follow at 8:45 p.m.

With over 25 films to share at RAWSTOCK V, the evening will be split into two screenings separated by a live performance by the Fred Roth Revue The fun begins at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23.00 at the door, and available at the ACT Ticket Office, 700 Union Street, Downtown Seattle, (206) 292-7676 or online at

RAWSTOCK Film Festival launched in 2004 as a showcase for raw, irreverent local filmmakers. It was conceived by Seattle natives William Russell and Justin Freet as a reaction to the dearth of attention given to local indie filmmakers and their films. RAWSTOCK also acted as incentive for these filmmakers to actually complete their projects! Both Russell and Freet have a strong aversion to navel gazing and heavy handed drama, preferring instead to focus on irreverent animation, politically incorrect comedy and grindhouse style exploitation. Now entering its fifth year, RAWSTOCK has grown to encompass movies, music and comedy from coast to coast. Event coordinators (aka "The RAWSTOCK Mafia") now include Justin Evans Freet, Dylan Noebels, Darrius Scheider, Jason Reid, WT Russell, Jon Garn, Shawn Telford and Mitch Magee.

For the past 44 seasons, ACT's mission has been to inspire our diverse community through theatre that advances our understanding of human life. To dare, excite, and enrich artists and audiences. To steward our many resources. Through The Central Heating Lab, ACT seeks to heat things up and create a conversation with its season that reaches for an even deeper impact.

ACT gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Season Sponsors ArtsFund, ACT Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and The Shubert Foundation, along with Producing Partners 4Culture, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Nesholm Family Foundation, the Peg & Rick Young Foundation, and PONCHO.


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