Category Archives: SIFF

KEXP Q&A: Phillip Peterson of Tennis Pro

For years, Phillip Peterson has been around Seattle composing music, producing music and mixing for bands like the Seattle Symphony and, recently, Shaprece. Now, his band, Tennis Pro, is screening a movie at SIFF, Big in Japan, about touring Japan, and is preparing to play Capitol Hill Block Party. KEXP caught up with Phillip toRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Preview: Razing the Bar

Razing the Bar (Directed by Ryan Worsley, USA, 2014) Festival screenings: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown [ director in attendance at both screenings ] It’s hard to be unbiased towards a documentary about Seattle’s beloved punk club TheRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Directed by Mike Myers, USA, 2013, 84 minutes) He had been in Los Angeles and got punched out twice in 24 hours. Kick-started in the business by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin while on LSD trying to separate them from having sex poolside at his hotel (he thought itRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Preview: Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory (Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, USA, 2013, 74 minutes) Festival Appearances Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00AM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Monday May 19, 2014 7:00PM at AMC Pacific Place 11 Think back to the first song you ever slow danced to, or that nursery rhyme that helpedRead more…

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SIFF 2014: It’s Time To Face The Music

The 40th Annual Seattle International Film Festival is upon us, and this year’s SIFF is probably the best one for fans of the KEXP-sponsored Face The Music series. Seriously, if you’ve found the festival has been a little light on the music movies before, this year will change your head. In the official SIFF 2014Read more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2014: Kick It with Jimi and Much More

It’s our happening and it freaks us out! The 2014 Seattle International Film Festival is upon us, and this year is probably the best one for fans of its phenomenal Face The Music series. Seriously, if you’ve found SIFF a little light on the music movies before, this year will change your head around. InRead more…

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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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