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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: 808

808 United Kingdom | 2015 | 107 minutes | Alexander Dunn May 23 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 25 | 1:00PM | Neptune Theatre Distortion. The beats of the world-converting, endlessly genre-inventing, generation-banging Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer were never, ever meant to duplicate those of real drummers. The voice of their sounds wasRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | John Pirozzi May 23 | 2:15PM | Renton IKEA Performing Arts Festival June 2 | 3:15PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown June 3 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown A stunningly told and peerlessly edited documentary about the Phnom Penh-basedRead more…

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SIFF Face The Music 2015 Preview: Itsi Bitsi

Itsi Bitsi Denmark | 2014 | 107 minutes | Ole Christian Madsen May 21 | 9:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown May 27 | 8:30PM | Lincoln Square Cinemas May 31 | 9:30PM | AMC Pacific Place 11 I think it was Julian Cope (Teardrop Explodes), musician-connoisseur and critical master of the psyche-rock arts, who putRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2015: Face The Music

Each year, we’re excited to see what musical subjects and evocative themes the Seattle International Film Festival explores in their Face The Music series. This year, the films delve into myths of popular music genius, reach across margins of the economic side of music affairs, expand the histories of dark social scenes, and tantalize viewersRead 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 “Face the Music” Preview: Surrogate Valentine

A San Franciscan singer/songwriter (Goh Nakamura) is hired to teach an over-the-top actor how to play the guitar for a film and ends up taking him on tour in Dave Boyle’s Surrogate Valentine. Festival Screenings: May 29 – 9:30 PM – Harvard Exit May 30 – 3:30 PM – Admiral Theater Buddy movies have enjoyedRead more…

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SIFF “Face The Music” preview: Flamenco, Flamenco

Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 22 – 7 pm – SIFF Cinema Friday, May 27 – 4:30 pm – Everett Monday, May 30 – 11 am – Egyptian Make no mistake about it, Flamenco, Flamenco is not a documentary on the Spanish musical style, not in the traditional sense anyway. Over the course of the film’sRead more…

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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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