Category Archives: SIFF

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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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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