We were saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend of the Film Forum, Melissa Hines. The Mayor’s Office has released a full statement about her life and work that I encourage you to read. A couple of paragraphs:
For the past seven years, Melissa directed the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ funding programs and led our arts education initiative. Previously, she dedicated 23 years of her career to The Empty Space Theatre.
Melissa passed away April 8 from leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was 63.
In all, she gave over three decades of her life to the arts in Seattle. She will be missed.