Category Archives: SIFF

SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: On The Road

On The Road (UK, 2016, 112 Minutes, Directed by Michael Winterbottom.) Festival Screenings: Wednesday, May 31, 2017- SIFF Cinema Egyptian Friday, June 2nd, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, June 7th, 2017- SIFF Cinema Uptown Michael Winterbottom has made a career out of keeping busy, constantly reinventing his directorial style with every new film. His second-most-recent film, one ofRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Canada | 2017 | 103 minutes | directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM – Paramount Theatre Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 AM – SIFF Cinema Uptown (Executive Producer Ernest Webb and Producers Lisa Roth & Tracy Rector scheduled to attendRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Review: Bill Frisell, A Portrait

Bill Frisell, A Portrait (Australia | 2017 | 114 minutes | directed by Emma Franz) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place You may very well have passed Bill Frisell on the streets of Seattle, and not even realized youRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Give Me Future

Give Me Future (Directed by Austin Peters, 2017, 85 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 19 at 8:30PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Saturday, May 20 at 3:30PM – Majestic Bay Friday, June 2 at 9:00PM – Ark Lodge Cinemas [Director Austin Peters scheduled to attend this weekend’s screenings] Remember how long you waited for that one band toRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Chavela

Chavela (Directed by Catherine Gund, 2017, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 19 at 6PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Saturday, May 20 at 11AM- AMC Pacific Place [Director Catherine Gund scheduled to attend the Friday screening] Chavela Vargas seems an ideal candidate for a documentary. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela rose to fame in 1950s MexicoRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2017: Face The Music

The sun is finally here, which means, it’s time to hide in a dark, cool movie theatre for the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival, May 18th through June 11th. This year’s schedule boasts more than 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days. As always, KEXP is thrilled to host the “Face the Music”Read more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Review: We Are X

We Are X (Directed by Stephen Kijak, USA, 2016, 89 minutes) Festival screenings: Sunday, June 5th at 8:30 PM – Ark Lodge Cinemas Wednesday, June 8th at 9:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian Although there’s an L.A. band who would disagree, We Are X is the story of Japan’s most successful rock band of allRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Red Gringo

Red Gringo (Directed by Miguel Ángel Vidaurre, Chile, 2016, 67 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 Saturday, June 11th at 6:30 PM – Kirkland Performance Center [ Producer Paulina Obando scheduled to attend both screenings ] I’d never heard of singer/songwriter Dean Reed before this film. ApparentlyRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story (Directed by Keith Maitland, USA, 2016, 91 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival [Director Keith Maitland and Producer Sarah Wilson scheduled to attend both screenings] In 1975,Read more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Oh, You Pretty Things!

Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David Bowie and Glam Rock Dance Party (240 minutes) Festival date: Friday, May 27th at 9:00 PM – Neptune Theatre, 21+ Not so much a film screening, but still part of the SIFF Face the Music Series: on Friday, May 27th, SIFF presents Oh, You Pretty Things!: A David BowieRead more…

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