Seattle International Film Festival
More titles. More venues. Just plain more. Seattle's annual movie overload is about to begin. An introduction.
In the SIFF Spotlight
17 must-see titles, surveyed by our critics.
SW Picks for SIFF
Our 36 sight-blind choices for the festival, not otherwise covered in this guide. In addition to a few repertory titles, inclusion here means (a) the film has great buzz, (b) a trusted colleague has seen it, or (c) it has incredible locations or someone incredibly sexy in it.
How a neophyte Seattle director stumbled into making a surefire, lump-in-your-throat sports documentary. But would you give up seven years of your life for a deal with Miramax?
We meet some of the local figures and explore area connections at SIFF.
Old Master, Fresh Ears
Radio, theater, movies—there's not much difference to America's great cinematic champion of the human voice.
Britons Behind Bars
Whether innocent or guilty, this arresting post-9/11 docudrama shows, one size of orange-jumpsuit justice fits all.
Mr. Franken Goes to Washington?
A Q&A with the comic turned author turned documentary subject ... and now, possible senator?
Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway, 206-324-9996); Egyptian (801 E. Pine St., 206-781-5755); Harvard Exit (807 E. Roy St., 206-781-5755); Lincoln Square (700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-450-9100); Neptune (1303 N.E. 45th St., 206-781-5755); Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave., 206-267-5380); Pacific Place (600 Pine St., 206-652-2404).
Regular screenings are $10, with discounts ($5–$8) for matinees, midnight screenings, and SIFF members. Gala screenings and special events are priced separately. Numerous passes in different configurations are available.
www.seattlefilm.com or 206-324-9996. Or visit one of SIFF's two box offices from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–6 p.m. Sun. Main box office: Pacific Place (600 Pine St., second floor), for single tickets or SIFF passes. Satellite box office: Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway), for single tickets only. This year, will-call tickets may be picked up at any venue. Less than 30 minutes to showtime, tickets are available at the screening venue only.
www.seattlefilm.com or 206-324-9997.