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SIFF Press Screenings May 29 - June 2 - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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SIFF Press Screenings May 29 - June 2

Dear Passholders,

Here is the schedule for week five of press screenings. It just keeps getting better and better!

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 Street). 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 festival pass and check in with SIFF staff before entering the theater. Late seating is at the discretion of theater management and subject to availability.


TUESDAY, MAY 30

MR LONG
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Show Me the World!

JAPAN 2017 (129 min)
Director: Sabu
Cast: Chang Chen, Shô Aoyagi, Yiti Yao, Runyin Bai

Yojimbo meets Tampopo in maverick director Sabu's surprisingly tender modern fable about a taciturn sword-wielding hitman who hides out in a Japanese village, makes friends, and cooks surprisingly tasty noodles, until his past comes back to haunt him.
[Correction: There are no swords in this film. The protagonist wields a knife. — Steve]

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 2 | 9:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Thursday June 8 | 9:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday June 10 | 9:15 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian

LANE 1974
US DISTRIBUTOR: N/A
Press Screening: 12:15 PM
Mood: Provoke Me

USA 2017 (80 min)
Director: SJ Chiro
Cast: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Katherine Moennig, Annette Toutonghi, Sara Coates

Based on Clane Hayward's memoir The Hypocrisy of Disco and director SJ Chiro's own experiences, this authentic diary of girlhood follows a 13-year-old whose 1970s communal life is upended as her mother moves them from one dubious situation to another.

Friday June 2 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday June 3 | 2:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director/Screenwriter SJ Chiro and Producer Jennessa West scheduled to attend all screenings

AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Thrill Me!

SPAIN 2016 (120 min)
Director: Rodrigo Grande
Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Federico Luppi, Clara Lago, Pablo Echarri, Uma Salduende

Wheelchair user and computer geek Joaquin is thrust into a dangerous game of survival, double-cross, and redemption when he discovers his new neighbors, including a single mother whom he has feelings for, are planning a bank heist by tunneling under his home.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 2 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday June 3 | 9:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday June 4 | 8:00 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Director Rodrigo Grande scheduled to attend all screenings

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

DEVIL'S FREEDOM
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Open My Eyes
US PREMIERE

MEXICO 2017 (74 min)
Director: Everardo González

In an effort to understand the epidemic of violence caused by Mexico's ongoing drug war, director Everardo Gonzalez conducts a series of chilling interviews with eyewitnesses, their faces fully covered by colorless wrestling masks in order to protect their identities.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 3 | 8:30 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Sunday June 4 | 4:00 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Director Everardo González scheduled to attend all screenings

DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Open My Eyes

USA 2017 (96 min)
Director: Dave O'Leske

A gruff 94-year-old Northwest native, Fred Beckey is the quintessential “dirtbag”―a breed of rebellious, fearless mountain climbers. Director Dave O'Leske spent 10 years shadowing Beckey throughout the world as he searched for the next peak to conquer.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday June 4 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday June 10 | 6:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Dave O'Leske and producers Andrew McDonough & Jason Reid, and Editor Darren Lund scheduled to attend June 4 screening
Producers Andrew McDonough, Jason Reid, Adam Brown, & Colin Plank and Editor Darren Lund scheduled to attend June 10 screening

2PM: PRESS ONLY

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

THE LANDING
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: WTF

USA 2016 (86 min)
Director: Mark Dodson, David Dodson

Astronauts, scientists, and conspiracy theorists all weigh in on the 25th anniversary of the controversial end to NASA's final mission to the moon, when the Apollo 18 space capsule landed in the Chinese desert―an event so mysterious that history has never even heard of it.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday June 4 | 6:00 PM | Kirkland Performance Center
Friday June 9 | 9:15 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday June 11 | 3:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Mark Dodson and actor Jeff McVey scheduled to attend June 4 screening
Directors David Dodson and Mark Dodson scheduled to attend June 9 screening
Directors David Dodson, Mark Dodson and actors Craig Stepp, Arlene Hughes-Martinez scheduled to attend June 11 screening

ZOOLOGY
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Provoke Me

RUSSIA 2016 (87 min)
Director: Ivan I Tverdovsky
Cast: Natalia Pavlenkova, Alexander Gorchilin, Dmitriy Groshev, Irina Chipizhenko, Maria Tokareva, Anna Astashkina

After middle-aged introvert Natasha discovers a tail growing from the bottom of her spine it sparks a newfound femininity and hunger for life that leads her to a handsome X-ray technician in this whimsical, romantic tale of transformation.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 3 | 8:45 PM | Kirkland Performance Center
Tuesday June 6 | 8:45 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Saturday June 10 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

WHAT LIES UPSTREAM
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Open My Eyes

USA 2017 (87 min)
Director: Cullen Hoback
Cast: Dr Marc Edwards, Dr Rahul Gupta, Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback, Randy Huffman, Dr David Lewis, Maya Nye, Dr Andrew Whelton

Investigating a massive chemical spill in West Virginia that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months, filmmaker Cullen Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply) uncovers government and corporate collusion with frightening nationwide public-health implications.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday May 28 | 3:30 PM | Lincoln Square
Saturday June 3 | 5:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday June 4 | 11:00 AM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Director Cullen Hobeck scheduled to attend June 3 and 4 screenings


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