Category Archives: SIFF

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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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death Directed by Jeff Howlett (USA, 2012, 98 minutes) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 18, 3:00 PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 28, 9:00 PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown If you’re craving a newly-rediscovered musical artist story as rocking, surprising, exciting, and heart-pouncing as last year’s Searching for Sugar Man, this SIFFRead more...

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SIFF 2013: Hearing What’s On Screen for Face The Music

The Seattle International Film Festival has had a succulent series of movies based on sounds for a while, sponsored by KEXP and called Face The Music. Whether they be documentaries or fictional narratives or band concerts or somewhere in between, up to a dozen independent and/or international films are presented every year along with one-of-a-kindRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America

The Savoy King and the Music That Changed America Directed by Jeff Kaufman (USA, 2012, 88 minutes) Festival Screenings: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. at Harvard Exit In Baltimore, about a century ago, little Chick Webb busted out running to see his beloved grandmother and fell downRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Preview by Masa Charles Bradley: Soul of America Directed by Poull Brien (USA, 2012, 75 minutes) Festival Screening: June 6, 2012 9:15 PM @ AMC Pacific Place 11 Charles Bradley: Soul of America is the story of one man who never gave up on his dreams, and after sixty years of struggles and hardships, madeRead more...

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