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The Night Stalker

SIFF 2016 Preview: Northwest Connections

I really, really love that we have such an amazing local film scene in the Pacific Northwest, and I really, really, REALLY love that SIFF programs with this in mind. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Northwest Connections section of this year’s fest. First up, the latest from Seattle genuis Megan Griffiths: The Night Stalker, starring Lou […]

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A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF 2016 Preview: Face the Music

We’re all VERY excited about SIFF o’er here in TIG-land, and most especially excited about the 2016 Face the Music screenings! The theme of this year is the all-mighty “Documentary,” featuring eight films that span genres from hip-indie tunes to ’60s hits, hard rock, and classical piano. Check out the history behind the longest-running music program in television history […]

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SIFF Take: Cartel Land


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A documentary about a Mexican vigilante group fighting drug cartels! And: a documentary about the Arizona Border Recon fighting drug cartels! And: a story about how hopeless it is to fight drug cartels! It’s really hard to take your eyes off Cartel Land—even when you might need to (re: graphic images of cartel victims). The […]

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SIFF 2015 Preview: Face the Music


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Forgive me for chiming in a little late on ALL THE SIFF THINGS, but [I could insert many, many excuses here – but let’s just chalk it up to go old procrastination] better late than never, right?! This year’s Seattle International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night and I wanted make sure y’all had a […]

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Beyond the Fest: SIFF films that will (hopefully) open soon


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With over 400 films playing the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, there was NO WAY I was going to be able to watch and write about what got me into those theater seats before the festival was over—or, more importantly, before they screened for the last time during it. Here’s a quick list of films […]

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SIFF 2014: Week Three Highlights


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SIFF 2014 is lurching along into its final week, and there’s still time to catch up on your cinema (over)consumption if you’ve yet to partake. I can’t protect you from the well-meaning but terrible pre-film bumpers imposed on audiences at each screening — the membership and Egyptian ones are particularly egregious, more so when viewed more than one time […]

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SIFF double take: Muse of Fire and The Search for General Tso


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Examine, if you will, two documentaries very similar in tone and structure: upbeat, pleasant, and curious. One asks a very large question: How do you make Shakespeare relevant to contemporary audiences? The other asks a small one: Where did General Tso’s chicken come from? One is populated with some of the most talented actors of […]

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SIFF Review: Mirage Men


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You may want to believe – but in what exactly? That aliens are among us and engineered the creation of our species through DNA experiments on early primates? Or maybe that the government has been running a focused disinformation campaign to spread stories of UFO’s to distract the public, flummox the Soviets, cover up advanced […]

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SIFF 2014 Preview: Face the Music

Hello, Imaginaries! I can’t believe that the 40th Seattle International Film Festival starts THIS THURSDAY! (what. the. what.) Anyway, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the Face the Music line-up this year, let me moonwalk you through it, because there’s a lot of really rad stuff I don’t want you to miss! […]

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