Category Archives: SIFF

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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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: The Glamour & The Squalor

The Glamour & The Squalor USA | 2015 | 82 minutes | Marq Evans Festival screenings: June 3 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian (with after-party at Neumos, 21+ only) June 5 | 4:15 PM | Harvard Exit “I loved music. I couldn’t be paid off.” One of the best documentaries this year inRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: 808

808 United Kingdom | 2015 | 107 minutes | Alexander Dunn May 23 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 25 | 1:00PM | Neptune Theatre Distortion. The beats of the world-converting, endlessly genre-inventing, generation-banging Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer were never, ever meant to duplicate those of real drummers. The voice of their sounds wasRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Beats of the Antonov

Beats of the Antonov (Directed by Hajooj Kuka, Sudan, 2014) Festival screenings: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place 11 [ director in attendance at both screenings ] Despite being a film about music, Beats of the Antonov opens withRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | John Pirozzi May 23 | 2:15PM | Renton IKEA Performing Arts Festival June 2 | 3:15PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown June 3 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown A stunningly told and peerlessly edited documentary about the Phnom Penh-basedRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Itsi Bitsi

Itsi Bitsi Denmark | 2014 | 107 minutes | Ole Christian Madsen May 21 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 27 | 8:30PM | Lincoln Square Cinemas May 31 | 9:30PM | AMC Pacific Place 11 I think it was Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes), musician-connoisseur and critical master of the psyche-rock arts, who putRead more…

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