Category Archives: SIFF

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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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Directed by Morgan Neville, USA, 2015, 96 minutes) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 28th at 3:30 PM – Shoreline Community College Theater Sunday, May 29th at 7:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown “We don’t speak perfect English, or perfect Chinese, or perfect Persian, but weRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color (Directed by Bill & Turner Ross, USA, 2016, 96 minutes) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 26th at 9:00 PM – Majestic Bay Cinema Saturday, May 28th at 8:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Monday, May 30th at 1:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian I don’t know about you, but when I was in highRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey

Concerto – A Beethoven Journey (Directed by Phil Grabsky, UK, 2015, 92 minutes) Festival screenings: Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, May 25th at 4:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Have you ever loved a band so much, you couldn’t stop playing their music? Maybe it’s the same song overRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Presenting Princess Shaw

Presenting Princess Shaw (Directed by Ido Haar, Israel, 2015, 80 minutes) Festival screenings: Friday, May 20th at 7:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ Subject Princess Shaw (Samantha Montgomery) scheduled to attend both screenings ] Samantha Montgomery lives in New Orleans. She is aRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Face The Music

The line-up has been announced for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival, May 19th through June 12th! Over the next few weeks, SIFF will screen 421 films representing 85 countries: 181 features (plus 4 secret films), 75 documentaries, 8 archival films, and 153 shorts. The films include 54 World premieres (29 features, 25 shorts),Read more…

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SIFF 2015 (NOT Face The Music But Should’ve Been) Review: 2045 Carnival Folklore and Q&A with Director Naoki Kato

2045 Carnival Folklore (Directed by Naoki Kato, Japan, 2015) Director Naoki Kato follows his 2011 debut feature Abraxas, a story of Japanese Monk once a young rock musician in the past with soundtrack by Yoshihide Otomo, with 2045 Carnival Folklore, a planet wide nuclear disaster science fiction story. It is set in Japan 100 yearsRead more…

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