Category Archives: SIFF

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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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Review : Eden

Eden (Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, France, 2014) The semi-biographical film Eden, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, is a lifestyle portrait of young French people in love with house music called Garage. The film focuses on two main characters, Paul (DJ) and Stan (Party Promoter), who are growing up during the early ’90s to early 2010. TheRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Interview: 808 Producer Alex Noyer

808 (Directed by Alexander Dunn, UK, 2015) 808 is the best drum machine film I ever seen. The documentary about the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer screened to near sell-out crowds during the Seattle International Film Festival this year, followed by a Q&A with producer Alex Noyer. What I have here is a special 12 inchRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview : It’s So Easy and Other Lies

It’s So Easy and Other Lies (Directed by Christopher Duddy, USA, 2015) Festival screenings: Sunday, May 28, 2015 at 9:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 9:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian [ Director Christopher Duddy scheduled to attend both screenings ] It’s So Easy and Other Lies is a rock-documentaryRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: All Things Must Pass

All Things Must Pass (Directed by Colin Hanks, USA, 2015) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM – Harvard Exit Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown [ Director Colin Hanks and Producer Sean Stuart in attendance at both screenings ] Tune in Saturday, May 30th, as KEXP’s DJRead more…

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