Category Archives: SIFF

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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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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