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SIFF Press Screenings May 8-11 - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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SIFF Press Screenings May 8-11

Dear Passholders,

And we're off with week two of Press Screenings! As always, we've got some incredible titles for you to enjoy. Excited to see you all there!

Best,
Mike D

Press screenings for the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival take place Monday through Thursday at 10 AM, 12 noon, and 2 PM (unless otherwise noted) at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine St). Screenings will also take place on Friday, May 5th and will not take place on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). Screenings are open to all credentialed press on a first-come, first-served basis.

When attending press screenings, please bring your SIFF-issued press credentials and check in with SIFF staff before entering the theater. Late seating is at the discretion of theater management and subject to availability.


MONDAY, MAY 8

NOWHERE TO HIDE
US Distributor: East Village
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Open My Eyes

NORWAY 2016 (85 min)
Director: Zaradasht Ahmed

Filming over a five-year period, an Iraqi medic keeps an intimate record of the turbulent daily life for residents in the dangerous "triangle of death," turning the camera on his own family when they are forced to flee their home city due to approaching ISIS forces.

Festival Screenings:
Friday May 19 | 9:00 PM | SIFF Film Center
Saturday May 20 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Film Center

GHOLAM
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Show Me The World!

UNITED KINGDOM 2017 (94 min)
Director: Mitra Tabrizian
Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Nasser Memarzia, Behrouz Behnejad, Corinne Skinner Carter

Shahab Hosseini, star of 2016 Oscar®-winner The Salesmen, gives a mesmerizing performance as an enigmatic Iranian cab driver in London who strives to live a quiet life on his own terms until his mysterious past threatens to overtake him.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday May 25 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday May 26 | 6:30 PM | Lincoln Square
Friday June 2 | 4:00 PM | Shoreline Community College Director Mitra Tabrizian scheduled to attend

HEDI
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Love

TUNISIA 2016 (89 min)
Director: Mohamed Ben Attia
Cast: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumessoudi, Ombia Ben Ghali

The week before his wedding, a quiet Tunisian salesman meets a free-spirited adventurer who inspires him to stage a personal rebellion in this understated drama, produced by the Dardenne brothers and winner of Best First Feature and Best Actor awards at the Berlin Film Festival.

Festival Screenings:
Wednesday May 24 | 9:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday May 27 | 1:00 PM | Shoreline Community College
Sunday June 11 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

TUESDAY, MAY 9

HEAL THE LIVING
US Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Show Me The World!

FRANCE, BELGUIM 2016 (104 min)
Director: Katell Quillévéré
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri,

Director Katell Quillévéré assembled a gifted ensemble cast for this heart-wrenching, compassionate medical drama connecting three seemingly unrelated stories about the moment when tragedy meets hope. Adapted from Maylis de Kerangal's internationally acclaimed 2014 novel.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday May 21 | 8:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Tuesday May 23 | 4:30 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas

TWO IRENES
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Open My Eyes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

BRAZIL 2016 (89 min)
Director: Fabio Meira
Cast: Priscila Bittencourt, Isabela Torres, Marco Ricca, Inês Peixoto, Susana Ribeiro, Teuda Bara, Maju Souza, Ana Reston

After 13-year-old wallflower Irene discovers a confident, independent girl living nearby, who also happens to be named Irene, they form an instant bond that is founded upon a shocking secret in this delicate tale of friendship and identity.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday May 25 | 9:00 PM | Lincoln Square
Tuesday May 30 | 6:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Wednesday May 31 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Actress Priscila Bittencourt scheduled to attend

GOLDSTONE
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Thrill Me!

AUSTRALIA 2016 (110 min)
Director: Ivan Sen
Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Pei Pei Cheng, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Jacki Weaver

Rugged Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen), previously seen in Australian director Ivan Sen's Mystery Road, returns for a new round of Outback noir, this time investigating the disappearance of a Chinese migrant worker from a frontier mining town.

Festival Screenings:
Friday May 19 | 4:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Monday May 22 | 7:00 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas
Wednesday May 24 | 8:45 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

MOKA
US Distributor: Film Movement
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Thrill Me!

FRANCE/SWITZERLAND 2016 (89 min)
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, Diane Rouxel, Samuel Labarthe, David Clavel

Emmanuelle Devos stars in a suspenseful psychological thriller about a mother determined to track down the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes that struck her son and ruined her life. Once she has a suspect in her sights, she waits for her moment of revenge.

Festival Screenings:
Friday May 19 | 6:30 PM | Lincoln Square
Saturday May 20 | 9:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Open My Eyes

USA 2016 (96 min)
Director: Sarah Mondale
Featuring: Matt Damon

Matt Damon narrates this incredibly timely warning about America's public schools, which have fallen into a growing, greedy, and woefully under-regulated system of privatization that is having a heartbreaking impact on our most vulnerable children.

Festival Screenings:
Friday May 19 | 3:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Tuesday June 6 | 7:00 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Wednesday June 7 | 4:30 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Director Sarah Mondale scheduled to attend

2:00 pm - PRESS ONLY

THURSDAY, MAY 11

10:00 am - PRESS ONLY

THE HERO
US Distributor: The Orchard
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Love

USA 2017 (96 min)
Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross

Sam Elliott re-teams with director Brett Haley (I'll See You in My Dreams) in a tailor-made showcase role as an aging Western actor and "sad old pothead" whose cancer diagnosis leads him to re-examine his past, contemplate his legacy, and maybe make a few new friends.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday May 27 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday May 28 | 1:45 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Director Brett Haley and actor Sam Elliott scheduled to attend

AFTER THE STORM
US Distributor: Film Movement
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Love

JAPAN 2016 (117 min)
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Kilin Kiki

Japanese auteur Hirozaku Kore-eda (Our Little Sister) returns with a gentle, complex domestic drama about a ne'er-do-well father attempting to reconnect with his estranged family when a typhoon traps them together in an all-night emotional journey.

Festival Screenings:
Friday May 19 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday May 20 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Director Horikazu Kore-eda scheduled to attend


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