?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
SIFF Press Screenings June 5-9 - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
Steve's Livejournal
steve98052
steve98052
SIFF Press Screenings June 5-9
Dear Passholders,

Here we are at the final week of press screenings. It's been a wild ride and I'm thrilled to present the coming week's list to cap it all off. A huge thank you goes out to Keith, Jeff, and Ramsey who have been our stellar press screening volunteers week after week, year after year. I hope you all enjoy week six!

Best,
Mike D

Press screenings for the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival take place Monday through Thursday at 10AM, 12PM, and 2PM (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.


MONDAY, JUNE 5

GOOK
US Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Provoke Me

USA 2017 (94 min)
Director: Justin Chon
Cast: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, David So, Curtiss Cook Jr, Sang Chon, Ben Munoz

Two Korean brothers spend the day hanging out in their father's South Central shoe shop on the first day of the 1992 Rodney King riots in a racially charged indie comedy that blends the social commentary of Spike Lee with the visual and comedic style of Clerks.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 2 | 6:30 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Thursday June 8 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday June 9 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Justin Chon scheduled to attend June 8 and 9 screenings

IN THE RADIANT CITY
US Distributor: The Orchard
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Provoke Me

USA 2016 (95 min)
Director: Rachel Lambert
Cast: Michael Abbott, Jr, Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston, Jon Michael Hill, Paul Sparks, Deirdre O'Connell

Rachel Lambert's incisive first feature, co-produced by Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special), is an intimate drama about a man who testified against his brother for committing a horrendous crime. Twenty years later he returns to his rural Kentucky hometown to face his fractured family.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 2 | 8:45 PM | Shoreline Community College
Thursday June 8 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday June 10 | 12:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Rachel Lambert scheduled to attend June 8 and 10 screenings

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Creative Streak
US PREMIERE

USA 2017 (84 min)
Director: Anthony&Alex
Featuring: Susanne Bartsch, David Barton, Bailey Barton, RuPaul

Meet the irrepressible driving force behind New York City's nightlife scene for the past 30 years: event promoter and muse Susanne Bartsch, whose lavish, theatrical, trend-setting parties have embraced all walks of life and attracted a who's-who of the fashion underground.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday June 8 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Friday June 9 | 4:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Directors Anthony&Alex scheduled to attend all screenings

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Creative Streak

USA 2016 (96 min)
Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas
Featuring: Frank Linn, Aaron Silverman, Kate Diamond, Michel Richard, Danny Meyer, Mike Isabella

Two innovative young chefs from Washington DC work hard to confront their challenges and, above all, stay fresh as they chase their dreams to open a restaurant, with the camera capturing each step from the signing of the lease to opening night.

Festival Screenings:
Monday May 22 | 6:30 PM | Lincoln Square
Friday June 9 | 6:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday June 10 | 11:30 AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Dustin Harrison-Atlas scheduled to attend June 9 and 10 screenings

KALUSHI
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Open My Eyes

SOUTH AFRICA 2016 (107 min)
Director: Mandla Dube
Cast: Thabo Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Welile Nzuza, Jafta Mamabolo, Pearl Thusi, Gcina Mhlophe

South African director Mandla Dube tells the dramatic and tragically short life story of activist and freedom fighter Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, a young man from the impoverished Mamelodi township who was beaten and executed by the apartheid regime for a crime he did not commit.

Festival Screenings:
Wednesday June 7 | 6:30 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Friday June 9 | 3:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Actor Thabo Rametsi scheduled to attend all screenings

BETTER WATCH OUT
US Distributor: Well Go USA
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: WTF

AUSTRALIA 2017 (99 min)
Director: Chris Peckover
Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Dacre Montgomery, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton

Home Alone meets Funny Games in a true nightmare before Christmas, as a disturbed home invader menaces a quick-witted babysitter and her cunning 12-year-old charge who is harboring a rabid age-inappropriate crush.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 10 | 12:00 AM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday June 11 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

KNIFE IN THE CLEAR WATER
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Show Me the World!

CHINA 2016 (93 min)
Director: Wang Xuebo
Cast: Yang Shengcang, Yang Shengcang, Zhou Jinhua, Yang Fan, Yang Xue

The hauntingly beautiful fable of an elderly farmer in China's primarily Muslim Ningxia province who finds that affection for his beloved bull makes it impossible to sacrifice the animal in a religious ceremony―until the bull inexplicably stops eating.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 9 | 1:30 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Saturday June 10 | 7:00 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Director Wang Xuebo and Executive Producer Zhao Yihan scheduled to attend all screenings

AMERICAN FOLK
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Creative Streak

USA 2017 (99 min)
Director: David Heinz
Cast: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, Bruce Beatty

Folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth deliver elegant, naturalistic performances as two strangers who take an impromptu cross-country road trip in the days after 9/11, rediscovering the power of music to heal in the wake of an unthinkable national tragedy.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 3 | 9:00 PM | Shoreline Community College
Friday June 9 | 9:30 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas
Saturday June 10 | 3:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director David Heinz and Actor Amber Rubarth scheduled to attend June 9 and 10 screenings

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P JOHNSON
US Distributor: The Film Collaborative
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Open My Eyes

USA 2017 (105 min)
Director: David France
Cast: Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Victoria Cruz

Academy Award® nominee David France (How to Survive a Plague) uncovers never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of courageous black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P Johnson.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 9 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday June 10 | 3:45 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Producer LA Teodosio scheduled to attend all screenings

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

QUEST
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 10:00 AM
Mood: Creative Streak

USA 2017 (98 min)
Director: Jonathan Olshefski
Cast: Christopher Rainey, Christine'a Rainey, Patricia Rainey, William Rainey

The 10-year journey of a "progressive and proud" African-American working-class family in North Philadelphia illuminates issues of race and class in Jonathan Olshefski's outstanding documentary, a testament to love, healing, and hope.

Festival Screenings:
Friday June 9 | 8:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday June 11 | 11:30 AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 12:00 noon
Mood: Love

UNITED KINGDOM 2017 (100 min)
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones

An isolated young sheep farmer in Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge-drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker ignites an intense relationship in this heart-stirring gay romance, winner of the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 10 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday June 11 | 1:30 PM | Pacific Place Cinemas

SANTA & ANDRES
US Distributor: N/A
Press Screening: 2:00 PM
Mood: Open My Eyes

CUBA 2016 (105 min)
Director: Carlos Lechuga
Cast: Lola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, George Abreu, Luna Tinoco, Cesar Dominguez

This political odd-couple story set in 1980s Cuba introduces a dissident homosexual novelist and the local woman assigned by the government to monitor his house arrest, who slowly come to discover that they have more in common than expected.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 10 | 8:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday June 11 | 2:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


Copyright © Seattle International Film Festival, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Tags: , ,

Leave a comment