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Kristen Schaal and Vera Farmiga in Shana Feste's feature Boundaries

SIFF Take: Boundaries

In Boundaries, writer and director Shana Feste introduces us to Laura (Vera Farmiga): a woman working through some serious family boundary issues, and a rescuer of animals with special needs. Like, a LOT of them. Just when she’s feeling ready to be more independent, two things happen: her son, Henry, (Lewis MacDougall) gets kicked out […]

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Sophia Mitri Schloss in Megan Griffiths' Sadie. Photo by: TJ Williams Jr.

SIFF 2018 Preview: Northwest Connections

Who’s ready for another batch of films connected to the Puget Sound region? SIFF’s Northwest Connections program celebrates cinema filmed in and around Seattle, as well as homegrown filmmakers, cinematographers, and local actors. Y’all know I’m a big fan of Megan Griffith’s films, and I am SUPER excited to finally see Sadie, her dark drama […]

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the beguiled

The Beguiled

The plot of The Beguiled is a recipe for the perfect Gothic thriller: drop a wounded soldier from the North into the laps of seven bored and lonely Southern women stranded in a girl’s school during the Civil War, mix in a shitload of jealously, and see what happens. Young Amy {Oona Laurence – goodgod […]

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Lane 1974

SIFF 2017 Preview: Northwest Connections

Get your calendars out and get ready to plan your screenings of NW films this year! Northwest Connections at SIFF honors films that are connected to the Puget Sound region—celebrating cinema filmed in and around Seattle, local filmmakers, and local actors. Helmed by The Stranger Genius Award winner Webster Crowell, Rocketmen looks like a fun time. […]

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Viggo Mortensen SIFF 2016 red carpet Captain Fantastic

Imaginary SIFF Interview: Viggo Mortensen and Matt Ross

TIG got to hang out on the red carpet again last night for the Viggo Mortensen Tribute program, which included Viggo receiving SIFF’S Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award and a screening of Captain Fantastic (the winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film this year!). Two awards! Count them, two! After SIFF Festival Director and […]

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Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic, screening at SIFF 2016

Recommended SIFF: Viggo, Viggo, Viggo AND Viggo!

Closing weekend of SIFF 2016 (What? ALREADY?) brings us A Tribute to Viggo Mortensen: a conversation with Viggo on stage at the Egyptian, followed by a screening of his latest film, Captain Fantastic. Along with Viggo (DUH), Director Matt Ross and Producer Lynette Howell Taylor are scheduled to attend. I bought my tickets almost as soon as they […]

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Burn Burn Burn SIFF 2016

SIFF Take: Burn Burn Burn

“Essentially this is Thelma & Louise with Casper the friendly ghost.” The above quote is the one Dan sends his friends Seph {Laura Carmichael} and Alex {Chloe Pirrie} off on a road trip with in Burn Burn Burn — from a pre-recorded video on a laptop, since he’s no longer on this earth. For his dying wish, Dan leaves […]

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