Promotional poster from the web series Rocketmen

Recommended SIFF: Rocketmen

Standing on a rooftop in downtown Seattle, for decades untold (well, somewhat told—since the 30s anyway), a squadron of patriots has stood/sat/played badminton, awaiting the signed triplicate forms that would ever-so-occasionally launch them into duty. They are brave. They are dapper. They are… The Rocketmen! Yeah! More specifically, the Department of Municipal Rocketry. Founded as […]

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Infinity Baby

SIFF Review: Infinity Baby

Honestly I’m still turning Infinity Baby over and over in my mind because I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, it’s biting satire about a not-so-distant future where abortion has been made illegal {augh! too close to home!!!} and advancements in stem cell research have produced a genetic goof: […]

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Mr. Long

SIFF 2017: week three highlights

A deeply moving feature about a hitman who makes noodles, a documentary about a bumbling made-for-TV president, and a quietly effective supernatural tale are among your can’t-miss options during the final days (thru 6/11) of SIFF 2017. DON’T MISS: A Dragon Arrives! {6/3 12:30p Uptown} A tough film to summarize, but an easy one to […]

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TIG EXCLUSIVE: NEW TRACK PREMIERE FROM PICKWICK + TICKET GIVEAWAY!

We’ve got a delicious treat for your Tuesday! We’re excited to have an exclusive track premiere from Seattle’s own Pickwick, called “Light It Up (Let It Burn).” The track features a spooky organ and a low riff with a sinister bent, joined by a dancing, delicate chorus in falsetto from singer Galen Disston. It’s definitely a departure from Pickwick’s previous […]

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Without Name

SIFF Review: Without Name {May 28, June 2, June 4}

I’ve never heard of “hallucinogenic eco-terror” before, but it’s definitely the perfect way to describe Without Name. Surveyor Eric {Alan McKenna. He has such a nice face! I really like his face} heads out into the middle of an Irish forest to escape his falling-apart marriage and try to save his business. The forest is […]

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Activist Dolores Huerta speaking into a megaphone

Recommended SIFF: Dolores {May 29, June 3}

“You can’t make change if you’re not willing to give something up.” –Dolores Huerta Profoundly inspirational. Profoundly. Dolores is a moving and fascinating documentary chronicling a seminal and currently all-too-relevant time in our country’s history through the story of one of its principle architects, the should-be-but-isn’t-legendary activist and mother of 11, Dolores Huerta. In the […]

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SIFF TAKE: Dean {May 27}

Demetri Martin makes his directorial debut with Dean, a spiritual descendent of Wes Anderson and mumblecore rom-coms that sways gamely between tentative and confident before ultimately settling on a sort of quirky but lovely sincerity. Kevin Klein and Mary Steenburgen burnish their reputations as national treasures, giving it with both barrels apiece, and Briga Heelan […]

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