Category Archives: SIFF

SIFF “Face the Music” preview: The Child Prodigy

The Child Prodigy is a biopic directed by French-Canadian filmmaker Luc Dionne that follows the real-life story of Andre Mathieu, a young piano-playing prodigy from Montreal whose promising career was derailed by alcoholism and depression. Festival Screenings: Friday, May 20 - 7 pm - Pacific Place Sunday, May 22 - 3:30 pm - Pacific PlaceRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” Review: Stephin Merritt plays 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

SIFF’s Face the Music series continued on Wednesday night when Stephin Merritt came to the Paramount Theatre to perform music to the 1916 silent film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Accompanying Merritt was Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), for whom Merritt wrote songs to accompany Handler’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, as well asRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae directed by Stascha Bader ( Canada, 98 minutes) Festival Screenings: June 11, 9:30 PM, Uptown Cinemas June 13, 11:00 AM, SIFF Cinema Somewhere between the driven mod soul of ska in the early 1960s and the deep vibes and protest of reggae by the 1970s in Jamaica was a happy,Read more...

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SIFF previews: Disco and Atomic War; Behind the Bizarre Life of a A Beat Icon; and Sexy Surrealism from Omar of Mars Volta

Even though we’ve covered a lot of the Seattle International Film Festival’s Face The Music films already on the KEXP Blog, still coming up is the live scoring of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt and Lemony Snicket at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, June 9; and the soulfully nectarousRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields

Strange Powers directed by Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara (USA, 85 minutes) Festival Screenings: June 6, 9:30 PM, SIFF Cinema June 7, 4:00 PM, SIFF Cinema

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SIFF preview: Turn It Loose

Turn It Loose directed by Alastair Siddons (United Kingdom/France, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: May 30, 7:15 PM, SIFF Cinema June 8, 9:20 PM, SIFF Cinema June 11, 9:30 PM, Kirkland

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Interview: Jason Dodson of The Maldives on scoring Riders of the Purple Sage

After Seattle band The Maldives performed their live soundtrack to the 1925 silent western Riders of the Purple Sage Tuesday night at the Triple Door as part of SIFF’s Face the Music series (read the review here), KEXP blog contributor Leigh Bezezekoff talked to Jason Dodson, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band:

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SIFF Review: The Maldives perform Riders of the Purple Sage @ The Triple Door 5/25

When The Maldives provided a live soundtrack to the 1925 silent western Riders of the Purple Sage Tuesday night at the Triple Door as part of SIFF’s Face the Music series, it wasn’t what one might typically expect from a Maldives show at, say, the Tractor Tavern.  Patrons were seated by candlelight, sipping on clear-liquoredRead more...

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SIFF “Face the Music” reviews: Beyond Ipanema

Beyond Ipanema directed by Guto Barra (Brazil, 90 minutes) Festival Screenings: May 30, 2010 9:00 PM, SIFF Cinema May 29, 2010 1:00 PM, SIFF Cinema May 31, 2010 5:00 PM, Kirkland Performance Center

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SIFF “Face the Music” preview: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls directed by Leanne Pooley (NZ, 84 minutes) Festival Screenings: May 30, 2010 7:00 PM, Egyptian Theatre May 30, 2010 7:00 PM, Egyptian Theatre

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