Reel NW

Reel NW Films

About Reel NW

Reel NW airs independent films from or about our own community. From thought-provoking documentaries to powerful narrative dramas, KCTS 9 showcases our region's talents, stunning environment, and the issues that affect us.


June 6, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW - Cement Suitcase

Reel NW - Cement Suitcase

The best wine salesman in the Yakima Valley is headed for a breakdown and only two people can help him. One just broke into his house. The other is having an affair with his girlfriend.Episode
May 30, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW - Icons Among Us

Reel NW - Icons Among Us

Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense, is a documentary film that captures the metamorphosis of jazz by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the way for an unprecedented musical evolution.Episode
May 23, 2014 7:47 pmHoly Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

Following the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America - made up entirely of church-going Christians. Episode
May 16, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW: 47 Views of Leslie Laskey

Reel NW: 47 Views of Leslie Laskey

He is often described as passionate, demanding, insightful, magical, inspirational and above all creative. Leslie Laskey is a force to be reckoned with, as illustrated in this beautifully shot film portrait.Episode
May 9, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW - Fix: The Story of an Addicted City

Reel NW - Fix: The Story of an Addicted City

Dean Wilson used to be an IBM salesman. Now he is possibly the most outspoken drug addict in Canada. As president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) he is a loud and articulate advocate for street addicts from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, one of Canada’s poorest neighborhoods, and the site of the highest HIV rate in North America.Episode
May 2, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW - YMMFSY


Justine left to sit quietly by and observe the early signs of her own deteriorating relationship.Episode
April 24, 2014 10:47 pmReel NW - Closure

Reel NW - Closure

A story about identity, the complexities of trans-racial adoption, and most importantly, CLOSURE.Episode
April 18, 2014 7:47 pmReel NW - Field Work: A Family Farm

Reel NW - Field Work: A Family Farm

A poignant portrait of a Midwest community as it explores where the American family farm is headed in the twenty-first century.Episode
April 10, 2014 10:47 pmReel NW: Saving Luna

Reel NW: Saving Luna

A visually stunning, award-winning film that follows Luna, a baby killer whale separated from his family on the wild coast of Vancouver Island. All alone, he seems determined to make friends with humans. Episode
July 26, 2013 9:47 pmPaddle to Seattle

Paddle to Seattle

Two friends build kayaks and paddle 97 days through wilderness from Alaska to Seattle. Episode
May 31, 2013 7:47 pmHood To Coast

Hood To Coast

Hood To Coast follows four teams on an epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race.Episode
May 17, 2013 7:47 pmBone Wind Fire

Bone Wind Fire

An intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida KahloEpisode
May 10, 2013 7:47 pmOne Big Hapa Family

One Big Hapa Family

Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns explores why everyone in his family married interracially. Episode
May 3, 2013 7:47 pmCue The Muse

Cue The Muse

There’s only really one time in life when you don’t care what other people think... Episode
April 26, 2013 7:47 pmBack to the Garden

Back to the Garden

Flower power comes full circle in this time-lapse view of a group of back-to-the-land ”hippies” in 1988 and 2006. Episode
April 19, 2013 7:47 pmWaking the Green Tiger

Waking the Green Tiger

Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists, the film follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a massive dam projectEpisode
April 12, 2013 7:47 pmWelcome to Doe Bay

Welcome to Doe Bay

A documentary about the greatest music festival you’ve never heard of.Episode
April 5, 2013 7:47 pmCarts of Darkness

Carts of Darkness

Homeless men in North Vancouver turn bottle-picking into high-speed shopping cart racing. Episode
February 22, 2013 8:47 pmMighty Jerome

Mighty Jerome

The rise, fall, and redemption of Canadian track star, Harry Jerome, who was once the fastest man on earth. Episode
September 26, 2012 10:47 pmReel NW Season 3 Shorts

Reel NW Season 3 Shorts

Reel NW Season 3 Shorts. Watch online now.Episode
February 27, 2012 9:17 pmLord, Save Us From Your Followers

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

In this humorous but heartfelt documentary, Portland filmmaker Dan Merchant sets out across the U.S. to ask people why faith is dividing America. Episode
February 26, 2012 10:17 pmAnimated Shorts

Animated Shorts

In this episode of short films, seven Pacific Northwest filmmakers use the power of animation to tell their stories.Episode
February 13, 2012 10:17 pmReel NW Shorts: McCracken & Blank

Reel NW Shorts: McCracken & Blank

Two short films about artists whose work is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest:sculptor Philip McCracken and glass artist Martin Blank.Episode
February 6, 2012 9:47 pmClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon

Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon

A rift between liberals and conservatives threatens to end a program that pays the college tuition of the town's high school graduates.Episode
January 30, 2012 9:47 pmWay of the Puck

Way of the Puck

Air hockey players battle to be the best--and to keep their sport from heing forgotten.Episode
January 23, 2012 9:47 pmSmoke, Sand & Rubber

Smoke, Sand & Rubber

Former midget race car driver in his 80s gets behind the wheel for the first time in 54 years. Episode
January 2, 2012 9:47 pmLong Shorts

Long Shorts

Four short films by Northwest filmmakers explore themes such as parental uncoolness and the fleeting time between youth and adulthood. Episode
November 28, 2011 9:47 pmTAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears

TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears

Documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the pioneering Seattle grunge band TAD. ONLINE ONLY.Episode
May 19, 2011 8:47 pmUnlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia

A moving first person account of a woman’s troubled relationship with her father and his mental illness.Episode
May 12, 2011 8:47 pmBetween The Laughter

Between The Laughter

"Between the Laughter" interweaves lively snapshots of the complex but extraordinary life of deaf comedian Stephen O'Keefe.Episode
May 5, 2011 8:47 pmCitizen Sam

Citizen Sam

The story behind quadriplegic city councillor Sam Sullivan's mayoral campaign in Vancouver, BC.Episode
April 28, 2011 8:47 pmWarrior Boyz

Warrior Boyz

This film chronicles the realities of gang violence in Metro Vancouver and the real story behind the headlines. Episode
April 14, 2011 8:47 pmSweet Crude

Sweet Crude

The Niger Delta story: 50 years of oil extraction, non-violent protest, and the members of a new insurgency.Episode
April 7, 2011 9:17 pm American Collectors

American Collectors

Documentary looking at the relationship between collectors and their objet du désir. What drives these obsessions? Episode
March 31, 2011 8:47 pmRebuilding Hope

Rebuilding Hope

Documentary following three Sudanese refugees as they return to their homeland to find surviving family members. Episode
March 3, 2011 9:47 pmMan Zou: Beijing to Shanghai

Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai

Four American travelers and their guide document a 1,000-mile bicycle trip across the world’s most populous nation. Episode
February 17, 2011 9:47 pmWheedle's Groove

Wheedle's Groove

The chance discovery of a 45-record reveals a forgotten Seattle soul music scene. Episode
February 10, 2011 9:47 pmPerfect Sport

Perfect Sport

A compelling coming-of-age drama about a teen forced to grow up quickly when his mother leaves for Iraq. Episode