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SIFF 2007 film scorecard

405 films. Record ticket sales and a 5% year-over-year revenue increase. And one very tired imaginary boy. SIFF '07: it's a wrap.  This page lists each of the 107 non-archival, feature-length titles screened by the accredited TIG SIFF review staff (of one). The "»" symbol ahead of a title indicates a SIFF award winner. Brief […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Viva Voce, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Siberian at Neumo's

Speaking of popcorn(!) and music… we love it when folks combine our favorite things (movies and music) into one night of fun. The super-cool SIFF folks have taken their pledge to Find True Film out of the theater and into the rock club with their Face the Music program. As SIFF's site describes it, tonight's […]

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SIFFlog, days 16-20: the century mark

Whoa. I just updated my SIFF '07 scorecard and realized that I passed the 100-film mark last night! If my calculations are correct, my hundredth was the trashy-licious 1950 Joan Crawford flick The Damned Don't Cry, part of an excellent (and surprisingly well-attended) evening of archival films noirs at SIFF Cinema. Quoting Joan's character, who […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: "Out of Time" at Pacific Place Cinema

The title may seem better suited to a big-bux Michael Bay summer actioner, but Out of Time is definitely not that. A lovely, moving, melancholy little Austrian documentary about four old-world businesses struggling to survive gentrification, it's my favorite non-fiction flick of SIFF '07. The Vienna businesses in question are a butcher shop, a pharmacy, […]

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SIFFlog, days 11-15: feeling animated

Last night, while Police fans jammed Key Arena, I was in another packed house nearby: SIFF Cinema, which hosted the most amazing animated shorts package I've seen in all of my six SIFF-going years. It was a stellar lineup of mostly CGI animation, plus the latest works by two usual hand-drawn ani suspects: Bill Plympton […]

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SIFF 2007 highlights: week 3

Highlight films from Germany, Greece, Iran, France, Japan, Austria, and the Philippines put the "I" in SIFF's final week/ends (6/8-17). Don't miss 'em: The Bet Collector (6/15 6:45p Lincoln Square, 6/17 1:30p Pacific Place)Micro-budget Filipino drama about a slum-dwellin' gossip-mama (Gina Pareno, in an amazing performance) working a nefarious Quezon City numbers racket as a […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Sean Nelson and Julien Temple @ SIFF Cinema

Musician, critic, and all-around Renaissance man Sean Nelson chats with director Julien Temple about The Clash's Joe Strummer at this Face the Music event tonight at SIFF Cinema. From the press release: Part of SIFF's special Face the Music screening and discussion events is the intimate portrait of legendary Clash frontman Joe Stummer. Director Julien Temple captures […]

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