Category Archives: SIFF

SIFF 2013 Preview: The Maldives perform live to The Wind @ The Triple Door 6/7

This Friday, Seattle band The Maldives will be performing an original score for the 1928 film The Wind at The Triple Door June 7th (that’s this Friday!). The event, which includes two performances (one all-ages at 7pm and one 21+ at 9:30pm), is part of the Seattle International Film Festival series. The Wind isn’t theRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music: A Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals with Patterson and David Hood @ Triple Door 5/30/2013

The humid, Alabama farmland-inspired music of David and Patterson Hood dripped over audience members at the Triple Door last Thursday during the the Tribute to the Music of Muscle Shoals with Patterson and David Hood, party of the Seattle International Film Festival. The sounds were laced with heat, laced with history. The duo covered tunesRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: I Used To Be Darker

I Used To Be Darker (Directed by Matthew Porterfield; USA, 2013, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 PM, at SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, June 5 at 3:30 PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Rarely has a movie shown how much (performing and enjoying) music enriches and inspires, heals and separates our personal livesRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Twenty Feet from Stardom Directed by Morgan Neville, USA, 2013, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM - Egyptian Theatre (SIFF Centerpiece Gala) Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre The album above changed my life. I knew nothing about this record when I plucked it from aRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: The Otherside

The Otherside (Directed by Daniel Torok, USA, 2013, 47 minutes) Festival screenings: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM - SIFF Cinema Uptown Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 8:30 PM - SIFF Cinema Uptown “I don’t think having a cohesive we-all-sound-like-this kind of thing is important. I think the most important thing is a trueRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Preview: Her Aim Is True

Her Aim Is True (Directed by Karen Whitehead, USA, 2013, 70 minutes) Festival screenings: Sunday, May 26, at 4:00 PM at Harvard Exit Monday, May 27, at 2:00 PM at Harvard Exit She’s 93, living in Seattle, and at the end of the biographical documentary, Her Aim Is True, photographer Jini Dellaccio is still creatingRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: Peaches Does Herself

Peaches Does Herself (Directed by Peaches, Germany 2012, 80 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, May 25 9:30 PM at the Egyptian Theater Monday, May 27 9:00 PM at the Egyptian Theater I remember the first time I heard “Fuck The Pain Away” at a bar on Cap Hill in 2000. It jolted me as much asRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer Directed by Sini Anderson (USA, 2013, 80 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 24, 9:30 PM at Harvard Exit Sunday, May 26, 1:30 PM at Harvard Exit The Punk Singer, director Sini Anderson’s first feature-length film, is based on stories of Kathleen Hanna, feminist, activist, multimedia artist and performer, and band member ofRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face the Music Preview: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Directed by Drew DeNicola (USA, 2012, 100 minutes) Festival Screenings: Tuesday, May 21, 9PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Wednesday, May 26, 8:30pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown Last year’s Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman shined a spotlight on an artist who, despite obvious talent and critical acclaim, somehow slippedRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: Mistaken For Strangers, a documentary (sort of) about The National (somewhat)

Mistaken For Strangers Directed by Tom Berninger (USA, 2013, 92 minutes) Festival Screenings: Monday, May 20, 7 PM at The Egyptian Tuesday, May 21, 4 PM at The Egyptian “You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends,” goes the lyric in The Nationals’ song “Mistaken For Strangers.” The first verse of the track fromRead more...

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