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SIFF press screenings Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MAY 17 – JUNE 10
PRESS SCREENINGS

We hope you're enjoying your time back at SIFF so far. Here is the schedule for week two of Press Screenings. A note this week is that all 2 pm screenings will be press only. I know, I know, but go enjoy some soup dumplings instead. Happy viewing!
-Mike

PRESS SCREENINGS
Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10

*All 2 pm Press Screenings this week are PRESS ONLY.*

Press screenings for SIFF 2018 usually take place at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine Street), Monday through Thursday at 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Screenings are open to passholders on a first-come, first-served basis.

When attending press screenings, please bring your SIFF-issued credentials and check in with SIFF staff before entering the theater. Please arrange to pick up your pass at the SIFF Film Center between the hours of 10 am and 7 pm. SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison Street in Lower Queen Anne.

Theater doors will be locked promptly at showtimes. Late seating is not available.


People's Republic of Desire
MONDAY | MAY 7
Press Screening: 10 am

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Hao Wu
SIFF Publicist: Mark Siano
Mood: Open My Eyes
China | 2018 (95 min)
Director: Hao Wu
Cast/Featuring: Shen Man, Li Xianliang, Jiang Congyong

Take a journey inside China's digital idol-making universe, where individuals morph into on-line celebrities, captivating millions of viewers and earning hundreds of thousands of dollars by soliciting donations in exchange for virtual connection.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 19 | 6:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday, May 20 | 3:30 PM | Lincoln Square

The Return
MONDAY | MAY 7
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Malene Choi
Mood: Show Me the World
Denmark | 2018 (85 min)
Director: Malene Choi
Featuring: Thomas Hwan, Karoline Sofie Lee, Seong In-Ja

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return to their birth country for the first time to find out more about their origins in this immersive drama-documentary hybrid based in part on director Malene Choi Jensen's own personal experiences.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 19 | 6:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place
Sunday, May 20 | 4:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place
Monday, June 4 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian

2 PM: PRESS ONLY
MONDAY | MAY 7


Three Peaks
TUESDAY | MAY 8
Press Screening: 10 am

Mood: Open My Eyes
Germany | 2017 (94 min)
Director: Drei Zinnen
Cast: Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery

One might think the Italian Dolomites are a perfect vacation local, but not in this taut family drama-turned-survival thriller that challenges the presumptive innocence of a precocious child, co-starring Oscar®-nominated actress Bérénice Bejo.

Festival Screenings:
Tuesday, May 22 | 4:30 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas
Tuesday, May 29 | 9:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

That Summer
TUESDAY | MAY 8
Press Screening: 12 noon

Mood: Creative Streak
Sweden | 2017 (80 min)
Directors: Göran Hugo Olsson
Cast: Big Edie, Little Edie, Lee Radziwill, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol

After rejecting high society, mother and daughter pair Big and Little Edie become recluses in their deteriorating East Hampton mansion in a revisit of the 1975 cult classic Grey Gardens.

Festival Screenings:
Monday, May 21 | 9:00 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Tuesday, May 29 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

2 PM: PRESS ONLY
TUESDAY | MAY 8


The Last Suit
WEDNESDAY | MAY 9
Press Screening: 10 am

Mood: Show Me the World!
Argentina | 2017 (92 min)
Director: Pablo Solarz
Cast: Miguel Angel Solá, Ángela Molina, Martín Piroyansky, Natalia Verbeke, Olga Boladz

A heartfelt journey begins when Abraham, a spry octogenarian tailor and Holocaust survivor played by Argentine actor Miguel Ángel Solá, leaves his Buenos Aires home on a one-way trip across Europe in search of the man who once saved his life.

Festival Screenings:
Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday, May 25 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday, June 3 | 6:00 PM | Kirkland Performance Center

After the War
WEDNESDAY | MAY 9
Press Screening: 12 noon

Mood: Provocateurs
France | 2017 (92 min)
Director: Annarita Zambrano
Cast: Giuseppe Battiston, Barbora Bobulova, Charlotte Cétaire

An Italian insurgent living in France discovers that he no longer has political asylum, and the family he left behind in Italy are forced to answer for his past sins, in this drama illustrating the fallout that can come from radical idealism.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 18 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, May 19 | 12:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, May 26 | 5:45 PM | Shoreline Community College

2 PM: PRESS ONLY
WEDNESDAY | MAY 9


Looking for Oum Kulthum
THURSDAY | MAY 10
Press Screening: 10 am

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Director Shirin Neshat
Mood: Creative Streak
Germany | 2017 (90 min)
Director: Shirin Neshat
Cast: Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Kais Nashif

The parallels between an Iranian filmmaker and the legendary Egyptian diva Oum Kulthum—who both struggle to achieve their artistic visions in male-dominated societies—are explored through a film-within-a-film structure by visual artist Shirin Neshat.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 19 | 6:00 PM | Lincoln Square
Sunday, May 20 | 11:00 AM | AMC Pacific Place

We the Animals
THURSDAY | MAY 10
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Screenwriter: Daniel Kitrosser
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA | 2018 (90 min)
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Cast: Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel

Justin Torres' acclaimed autobiographical novel comes to life in this quietly evocative film about two volatile parents and their three wild boys in upstate New York, the youngest, most sensitive of whom is on the cusp of exploring his homosexuality.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 25 | 7:00 PM | AMC Pacific Place
Saturday, May 26 | 12:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

2 PM: PRESS ONLY THURSDAY | MAY 10


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