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SIFF is a constantly innovating year-round film organization that brings to Seattle edgy international and independent film, actors, and filmmakers that might otherwise be overlooked. SIFF presents the annual Seattle International Film Festival and year-round programming at our SIFF Cinema venues the Uptown (Queen Anne) and the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center). SIFF has evolved into one of the leading independent and international film institutions in the United States and the world. With extensive local, national, and international media coverage, the Festival is one of Seattle’s most accessible and highly–publicized cultural events.

SIFF is a constantly innovating year-round film organization that brings to Seattle edgy international and independent film, actors, and filmmakers that might otherwise be overlooked. SIFF presents the annual Seattle International Film Festival and year-round programming at our SIFF Cinema venues the Uptown (Queen Anne) and the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center). SIFF has evolved into one of the leading independent and international film institutions in the United States and the world. With extensive local, national, and international media coverage, the Festival is one of Seattle’s most accessible and highly–publicized cultural events.

Mission: SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

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Looking for an appropriate way to ring in this particularly horrific holiday season? 🎄😱 Celebrate the season of wintry t...
11/18/2020

Looking for an appropriate way to ring in this particularly horrific holiday season? 🎄😱 Celebrate the season of wintry terrors with an investigation into feminist horror movies and the female characters who inhabit them led by Adrienne Clark. Think BLACK CHRISTMAS (both versions!), ELVES, KRAMPUS, and BETTER WATCH OUT, among others.

Tue 12/1, 6:30pm via Zoom * Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming * Register at bit.ly/wtfemmeholiday

Here to turn your cinematic reveries into reality, we’re bringing the spectacular World of Wong Kar Wai series to your s...
11/17/2020
‘World of Wong Kar Wai’ Exclusive: Watch Footage from 7 Dazzling New 4K Restorations

Here to turn your cinematic reveries into reality, we’re bringing the spectacular World of Wong Kar Wai series to your screens next month! Features new 4k restorations of WKW classics including CHUNGKING EXPRESS and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Opens December 11; more info at bit.ly/worldofwkw

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of "In the Mood for Love" with a dazzling 4K restoration.

Looking to free up more space in your garage? No longer have anywhere to actually go...? 🚙 Donate your vehicle to SIFF! ...
11/16/2020

Looking to free up more space in your garage? No longer have anywhere to actually go...? 🚙 Donate your vehicle to SIFF! You'll feel freer and lighter, and your fave nonprofit film will receive a large chunk of change via a win-win, no-hassle process.

Learn more at bit.ly/vehicledonatefb

Are you a filmmaker? 👋 We want your films! The Call for Entries for the 47th Seattle International Film Festival (to be ...
11/13/2020

Are you a filmmaker? 👋 We want your films! The Call for Entries for the 47th Seattle International Film Festival (to be held virtually April 8 - 18, 2021) is now open. Deadline: January 8, 2021.

Learn more and submit your film at bit.ly/siff2021cfe

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:🇻🇳 MONSOON - Henry Golding (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) stars as a Vietnamese-born Englishma...
11/13/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
🇻🇳 MONSOON - Henry Golding (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) stars as a Vietnamese-born Englishman searching to find connection to his birth nation following the death of his mother

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/monsoonfb

Curious to see what an actual functioning government looks like? See one in Frederick Wiseman’s CITY HALL, now playing v...
11/11/2020
‘City Hall’ Review: America Would Be a Better Place If Everyone Watched Wiseman’s 4.5-Hour Epic

Curious to see what an actual functioning government looks like? See one in Frederick Wiseman’s CITY HALL, now playing via Virtual SIFF Cinema: bit.ly/cityhallfb

In part of the 4.5-hour epic, Wiseman shows an emotional Veteran’s Day gathering, “a remarkable cinematic statement on the militancy at the root of colonial America that continues to impact modern-day society, and the sacrifices involved in keeping it tick,” writes Eric Kohn in IndieWire. Further, “Wiseman has crafted such an advanced case for understanding every aspect of local governance that it leads to the impression that America would be a better place if everyone experienced it.”

TIFF: 90-year-old documentary legend Frederick Wiseman delivers another sprawling and enlightening work at the way society is supposed to work.

The 7th edition of the Romanian Film Festival will screen virtually via Northwest Film Forum from November 13 to 22! Thi...
11/10/2020

The 7th edition of the Romanian Film Festival will screen virtually via Northwest Film Forum from November 13 to 22! This year’s lineup features films that tie into the theme of resilience and solidarity, bringing you inspiring stories from Romania and other European countries. In addition to streaming films, there will be live Q&As with local, national and international special guests.

For more details on the line-up and special events, please visit Romanian Film Festival website on ARCS: bit.ly/arcsromanianff

For tickets, passes and virtual catalogue, visit Northwest Film Forum: bit.ly/romanianff

For your weekend viewing consideration - Our newest Letterboxd list highlights some of the films that will be discussed ...
11/06/2020

For your weekend viewing consideration - Our newest Letterboxd list highlights some of the films that will be discussed next week during our virtual class What the Femme: I Will Survive led by pop culture analyst Dr. Allison Palumbo! Take a peek: bit.ly/sifflistsurvive

Registration for the 11/10 event at bit.ly/wtfemmesurvive

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:🏛️ CITY HALL - master documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s epic look at Boston’s city ...
11/06/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
🏛️ CITY HALL - master documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s epic look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more
💙 MADRE - slow burn thriller from festival favorite Rodrigo Sorogoyen (THE REALM)

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/siffvirtualcin

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11/06/2020

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The Seattle Times
11/05/2020
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

The Seattle International Film Festival's 2021 edition will take place in April and will be entirely virtual. Here's what SIFF has planned for next spring.

SAVE THE DATE... It’s on! 🎉 The 47th Seattle International Film Festival will be held virtually April 8-18, 2021. Info, ...
11/05/2020

SAVE THE DATE... It’s on! 🎉 The 47th Seattle International Film Festival will be held virtually April 8-18, 2021. Info, FAQs, and Call for Entries details at bit.ly/siff2021

How does female victimization onscreen impact representations of strong, independent women characters? Join pop culture ...
11/02/2020

How does female victimization onscreen impact representations of strong, independent women characters? Join pop culture analyst Dr. Allison Palumbo on November 10 to discuss the woman-as-survivor identity and her role in film since the 1980s.

Tue 11/10, 6:30pm via Zoom ⭐ Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming ⭐ Register at bit.ly/wtfemmesurvive

Over the course of two hours, the class will explore a number of relevant films, including: MS. 45, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, MURDER BY NUMBERS, TAKING LIVES, LA FEMME NIKITA, and its American remake POINT OF NO RETURN, RED SPARROW, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (American version). From rape revenge heroines and domestic assault avengers to spies and detectives overcoming sexism, paternalism, and abuse, we will look at a number of ways that these kick-ass women portray fantasies of survival and triumph.

No bones about it: we're saving these seats for you! Be safe and have a happy Halloween, friends 🧡
10/31/2020

No bones about it: we're saving these seats for you! Be safe and have a happy Halloween, friends 🧡

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:🍩 The Donut King Documentary - unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in Am...
10/30/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
🍩 The Donut King Documentary - unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in American in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America's favorite pastry: the donut
🏥 HOSPITAL (opens 11/4) - as part of our Wednesdays with Wiseman series, Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (JESUS CAMP) put a spotlight on healthcare workers talking to Frederick Wiseman about his still-relevant 1974 doc

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/siffvirtualcin

What to watch after you’ve cast your ballot (VOTE VOTE VOTE!)? Check our new Letterboxd list of films about everyone’s f...
10/29/2020

What to watch after you’ve cast your ballot (VOTE VOTE VOTE!)? Check our new Letterboxd list of films about everyone’s favorite D word: Democracy. 🗳️ bit.ly/siffletterboxdDAS

Curated by SIFF and presented exclusively by TV5MONDE, the 2020 at-home edition of French Cinema Now is now live. Enjoy ...
10/29/2020

Curated by SIFF and presented exclusively by TV5MONDE, the 2020 at-home edition of French Cinema Now is now live. Enjoy a festival lineup with award-winning dramas, documentaries, and comedies, along with six film titles making their US premieres:
🇫🇷 LITTLE BALLERINAS (PETITES DANSEUSES)
🎞️ THE DAZZLED (LES ÉBLOUIS)
🇫🇷 BEYOND THE HORIZON (LE MILIEU DE L'HORIZON)
🎞️ TOWARDS THE BATTLE (VERS LA BATAILLE)
🇫🇷 PARTICLES (LES PARTICULES)
🎞️ THE HOLY FAMILY (LA SAINTE FAMILLE)

Learn more at bit.ly/CODTV5

Thanks to TeenTix for nominating us for Best Film Organization this year! We are better with your continued support. 💙 L...
10/28/2020
Congratulations to the 2020 Teeny Award Nominees! - TeenTix

Thanks to TeenTix for nominating us for Best Film Organization this year! We are better with your continued support. 💙 Looking forward to the virtual awards ceremony November 21, and encourage all teens to check out the Teen Awards Community Day, a teen-only day full of art, activism, and inspiration.

We are BEYOND EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2020 (VIRTUAL) TEENY AWARDS! EVENTS AWARDS Works must have been produced at a TeenTix Arts Partner organizations between July 2019 and June…

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:✊🏿 NATIONTIME - New 4K restoration of the 1972 documentary about the National Black...
10/23/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
✊🏿 NATIONTIME - New 4K restoration of the 1972 documentary about the National Black Political Convention in Gary, IN
🇰🇷 COMING HOME AGAIN - intimate family drama from director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB)
🇮🇹 CITIZENS OF THE WORLD - light, frisky Italian comedy from Gianni Di Gregorio (MID-AUGUST LUNCH)
👨‍🔧 SINAI FIELD MISSION (opens 10/28) - as part of our Wednesdays with Wiseman series, featuring a conversation between two legends of documentary filmmaking: Errol Morris in conversation with Frederick Wiseman

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/siffvirtualcin

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10/23/2020

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The Black Cinema Collective is hosting another BCC After Dark this Saturday 10/24! You can vote for one of three classic...
10/22/2020

The Black Cinema Collective is hosting another BCC After Dark this Saturday 10/24! You can vote for one of three classic horror films to watch and join the watch party for live commentary from the Black Cinema Collective crew with special guest, Lisa Evans. Vote here: bit.ly/bcchorrorvote

SIFF is greatly saddened by the passing of Jamie Redford this past weekend. We had the honor of hosting him and his extr...
10/22/2020

SIFF is greatly saddened by the passing of Jamie Redford this past weekend. We had the honor of hosting him and his extraordinary socially conscious films over the years. He was a light for a better and more informed world, using his influence to focus on topics in education or public health, and providing grant support to other socially-engaged filmmakers. At the SIFF screening of PAPER TIGERS in 2015, one student from Walla Walla HS featured in the film was publicly celebrated with a special recognition grant from the The Redford Center that financially supported her books and preparations for her first year at college. Redford and his team knew the wide reach of their films but never lost sight of the individuals who gave of themselves on the screen. We send our condolences to Jamie Redford's family and encourage everyone to seek and find inspiration in his documentary films.

Here, he is pictured (left) at the SIFF 2016 screening of RESILIENCE, and you can listen to our SIFFcast interview with him here: bit.ly/redfordsiffcast

Kicking off tomorrow, our new series Wednesdays with Wiseman celebrates documentarian Frederick Wiseman's prolific filmo...
10/20/2020

Kicking off tomorrow, our new series Wednesdays with Wiseman celebrates documentarian Frederick Wiseman's prolific filmography with three of his earlier works, culminating in the opening of his newest documentary CITY HALL (opening 11/6). A different classic Wiseman film will open each Wednesday, featuring pre-recorded conversations with other celebrated documentarians.

Opening Wed 10/21 - BALLET ft. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (FREE SOLO) in conversation with Wiseman
Opening Wed 10/28 - SINAI FIELD MISSION ft. Errol Morris in conversation with Wiseman
Opening Wed 11/4 - HOSPITAL ft. Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (JESUS CAMP) in conversation with Wiseman

Learn more: bit.ly/wedwiseman

One week away! Led by film scholar Isabella Price, our upcoming class Reel Black: US and the Separation of the Black Sel...
10/20/2020

One week away! Led by film scholar Isabella Price, our upcoming class Reel Black: US and the Separation of the Black Self will wrestle with Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror film's representation of the way Black American women are societally made to split their genuine and public selves.

Tue 10/27 at 6:30pm ▪️ Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming ▪️ Register at bit.ly/reelblackus

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:🇮🇹 MARTIN EDEN - Jack London’s 1909 novel transported to Naples; a hit from Cinema ...
10/16/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
🇮🇹 MARTIN EDEN - Jack London’s 1909 novel transported to Naples; a hit from Cinema Italian Style 2019
🎵 HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING - the singer, songwriter, and activist who worked to end world hunger
🩰 BALLET (opens 10/21) - kicking off our new Wednesdays with Wiseman series, featuring Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (FREE SOLO) in conversation with documentarian Frederick Wiseman

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/siffvirtualcin

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10/16/2020

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6 days away! Hear from director SJ Chiro and editor Celia Beasley about bringing LANE 1974 to life in the edit room thro...
10/14/2020

6 days away! Hear from director SJ Chiro and editor Celia Beasley about bringing LANE 1974 to life in the edit room through post-production stories and sharing alternative, never-before-seen versions of scenes.

Tue 10/20 at 6:30pm. Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming. Register today at bit.ly/editlane1974fb

Two weeks from today! Led by film scholar Isbella Price, our upcoming class Reel Black: US and the Separation of the Bla...
10/13/2020

Two weeks from today! Led by film scholar Isbella Price, our upcoming class Reel Black: US and the Separation of the Black Self will wrestle with Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror film's representation of the way Black American women are societally made to split their genuine and public selves.

Tue 10/27 at 6:30pm ▪️ Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructors and SIFF Education programming ▪️ Register at bit.ly/reelblackus

We are proud to be partnering with NEON on the digital release of TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL from Academy Award® winning film...
10/13/2020
‘Totally Under Control’ Review: Alex Gibney’s Infuriating Look at U.S.’s Bungled Coronavirus Response

We are proud to be partnering with NEON on the digital release of TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL from Academy Award® winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. Shot in secrecy over the past five months, the director interviewed countless scientists and government whistleblowers to expose the truth about the COVID pandemic.

Now playing through October 22. Rent now at bit.ly/undercontrolfb

It may be too soon for a definitive take on how the U.S. government screw things up, but this documentary does a fine job of bringing us up to speed.

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:🖼️ AGGIE (now playing) - The story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund, ...
10/09/2020

New this week to Virtual SIFF Cinema:
🖼️ AGGIE (now playing) - The story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund, who started the Art for Justice Fund to end mass incarceration
😷 TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL (opens 10/13) - Made in secrecy over the last 5 months, dir. Alex Gibney spotlights the White House’s failed response to the global pandemic

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/siffvirtualcin

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10/09/2020

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“As a Black girl living in the presence of racism and microaggressions, I often find it hard to find love for people who...
10/07/2020
Getting Into Good Trouble - TeenTix

“As a Black girl living in the presence of racism and microaggressions, I often find it hard to find love for people who grew up so biased, who do not understand the impact of their attitudes and choices, writes TeenTix writer Carolyn Davis “His words help me have more patience and positivity.

John Lewis: Good Trouble is still available to view via Virtual SIFF Cinema: bit.ly/johnlewissiff

The documentary Good Trouble, hosted by SIFF, is a skillfully told biography of the iconic civil and human rights activist John Lewis. With a heart of gold and the courage to stand up for his nation,…

Seattle Queer Film Festival, produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, celebrates 25 years of queer cinema with 40+ virtual ...
10/06/2020

Seattle Queer Film Festival, produced by Three Dollar Bill Cinema, celebrates 25 years of queer cinema with 40+ virtual programs including films, Q&As, panels, workshops, Zoom DJ parties, and community discussions... and WE. CAN’T. WAIT! More at threedollarbillcinema.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/980246839118295

By turns humorous and disturbing, the provocative coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old outcast named Billy, BILLY THE KI...
10/05/2020

By turns humorous and disturbing, the provocative coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old outcast named Billy, BILLY THE KID, is an acclaimed odyssey into the soul of an American teenager. Newly remastered edition of Jennifer Venditti's award-winning debut feature!

Rent online and support SIFF: bit.ly/billykidsiff

Cinema '62 A-Go-Go spotlights two of the year 1962’s top films, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Oscar Best Picture), and THE MANCHUR...
10/05/2020

Cinema '62 A-Go-Go spotlights two of the year 1962’s top films, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Oscar Best Picture), and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (a fantasy thriller then - and shockingly prophetic now), with a virtual variety show featuring special guests, film talk, musical performances, cocktail demos, and a cascade of memories. Join in with Vitagraph Films on October 10 at 3pm PT!

Tickets at bit.ly/cinema62siff.

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For me personally, the question is "what can I do to help SIFF right now?" Right now I am not asking "what else can SIFF do for me instead of a festival...?" During this very challenging time, there are many opportunities to support each other and our community. Like everyone, I have to make choices about the people and organizations I contribute to who are in need right now. Whether that support is financial, social (media), personal, or professional, I have limited resources. I choose to share some of what I have with SIFF as an organization, as well as their staff. My hope is the Seattle International Film Festival, as an organization, group of theatres, and team of dedicated staff, will get through this with the support of many. It is important they continue their mission so we not only survive, but thrive with the art and appreciation of film that brings us together and is so integral to our city and us as Seattleites.
Please reconsider the cancellation of the Film Festival. The ECCC has been rescheduled. We need the economic Stimulus.
Your comrades in Nashville made a great cinema-inspired COVID-19 PSA!
Just got back in town & was thrilled that I could still see @SIFFnews #CatVideo fest but ALL FOUR screenings are on #standby. I don't think my immune system could handle 90 minutes in 34° windchill. PLEASE add another screening! 🙏🏼😿 #cats #film #movies #cinema #video Please?
I love how this group has such a diverse array of content from news about blockbuster films to trailers for films I wouldn’t have heard of otherwise! I recently watched a film that took a completely inventive approach to the concept of virtual reality and its possible uses in the future. The film is called Empathy, Inc. by director Yedidya Gorsetman and it examines how a man named Joel (Zack Robidas) deals with figuring out the power of virtual reality after investing in a startup that uses “extreme VR” to provide a hyperrealistic experience for its clients. Joel soon learns that this technology has a lot more to it than he expected and must find a way to separate his real life from his virtual one. This film has everything you could want from a sci-fi neo-noir thriller from suspense to romance and I highly recommend giving it a watch on VOD when you can!
You really need to have this in your next rounds. The most entitled city on earth needs to have a showing baout hope and determination in one of the harshest places on earth.
Andy Yardley or To Someone at SIFF Whom Cares, I have been a lover of SIFF since I saw Donnie Darko director's cut world premiere when I was in high school and I was introduced to the world of independent cinema. I was Co-Creater and Vice President of Tahoma High School's Video Production Club which enabled us to attend the 2004 Sundance Film Festival after we lobbied and got approved with city council. I'm all about film and very passionate about independent cinema. I am concerned about SIFF. I have volunteered long enough to see what from my perspective appears to be fundamental flaws in the system or organization. From my seat, I am a passenger on a derailing train hoping to have a meeting with the conductor to investigate the issues and learn what's going on behind the curtain and where we are going. My latest great complaint (besides SIFF continually hiring people or spokespersons to represent SIFF who aren't people persons or are unable or unwilling to think abstractly and gain perspective or explain how SIFF works) is that I saw the Fantastic Fungi showing at SIFF uptown today and was profoundly happy because SIFF accepted a volunteer voucher I earned from volunteering at SIFF to see a film that has the power to change the world. Yes, the film has the power to change the world. I then attended (snuck in unless it was open to the people/public/peasants) a panel discussion presented by Romanian filmmakers all about breaking down the walls and borders that keeps us out and you in and me in and you out. Afterwards, I tried to use another volunteer voucher to gain access to watch what looks like an educational opportunity documentary for the betterment of humanity and a Q and A discussion with renowned film director Mona Nicoara on the topic of The Distance Between Me and Me. I am denied access to this life changing experience because my volunteer voucher isn't accepted. I'm sitting in SIFF lobby breathing coughing choking on the irony. I am a student at Seattle Film Institute and am trying to connect with everyone in the industry that sees the world the way I do in hopes to address the red flags or fundamental flaws in the system that could be organically thriving. An opportunity for me to gain education, make connections, and (not arrogantly but humbly) believing we can change the world through art, connection, and cinema. All this happening while I'm on the other side of the wall, denied access to EMPTY SEATS in the theater. I don't mean to use capitol letters aggressively, but in hopes to help grab one's attention to maybe be able to see how it doesn't make sense and maybe we can make necessary changes in order for it to make sense. If I am wrong and it all makes sense, I apologize. I do need someone to explain to me how I am not seeing it correctly or to explain the way things work at SIFF and why these red flags or flaws in your system continually aren't being addressed. Thanks for reading this and I hope we can talk about it. I owe an apology to the SIFF front desk person or appendage of this thing for being angry about the situation. I know he is but a cog in the machine (I have sat in the same chair) and I feel sorry for people in such a position. Essentially this dude's job is to direct me to someone who gives a sh*t about the sh*t that we are all eating. Overall (or to be blunt) my opinion is SIFF is riding the rails and I am either jumping off or (hopefully) I can meet the maker and manager of the machine and we can discuss this sh*t over the we are sitting in and sh*tting in and just doing it again and again and please how does it make sense that I am In this position again. I want to believe it's complicated and SIFF is doing the best they can to work with producers or whomever to make the system work more efficiently and effectively making passionate poor people more positive about the principles and potentiality* of production. Sincerely, Tim Smith 206 354 5753 *po·​ten·​ti·​al·​i·​ty | \ pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē \ plural potentialities Definition of potentiality 1: the ability to develop or come into existence
In a new indy CAnadian film, Road to the Lemon Grove, Loreena McKennitt is featured as the Voice of God. Hey, SIFF when is it coming to town???
기생충 / Parasite #BongHive #BongJoonHo Wow-za! Although I liked this film, and am glad I went to see it, with #SIFF, for me personally, the Flick fell short of being The Critics' Darling and a Masterpiece. But first, let's consider what is the GOOD NEWS: The acting is excellent, and casting really is everything. The people who played the Kim family parents were SUPERB, and because their performances never wavered, I always was engaged and felt as though I were eavesdropping on something actually happening in the real(er), REAL world. I loved the wiles and purposeful guile of the Kim family as each member so successfully insinuated himself, and herself,into the lives of others, the Park Family's life and home. The gamesmanship played. on both family member's parts with members of each of the "other" family's personnel was clever, sly, creative and grabbed me. The ending, itself was as cruel as it was necessary. The estrangement between the devoted Father Kim and his eldest Son, who enabled so much fortune (then misfortune!) to happen, was heart-breaking to me. Yep, I cried, as did other sniffling members of my almost SOLD-OUT house, last night. What did NOT work for me, at all, was the subterranean sub-plot which murderously, madly, vengefully played out, after the former Housekeeper wormed her way back into her former Employer's home. That part of the movie felt tacked on, shockingly UN-subtle (unlike what had gone before) and gratuitous to me. I mean, did everyone need to die, so gruesomely, and in the manner that they did? And, why did the director want all of the the overkill after people who were murdered, were so obviously dead? Again, it all felt me as though a dead horse were being beaten.