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SIFF press screenings Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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SIFF press screenings Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MAY 17 – JUNE 10
PRESS SCREENINGS

PRESS SCREENINGS
Monday May 14 through Thursday, May 17

*Tuesday and Thursday 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.


Hearts Beat Loud
MONDAY | MAY 14
Press Screening: 10 am

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Brett Haley
Mood: Creative Streak
USA | 2018 (98 min)
Director: Brett Haley
Cast/Featuring: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Toni Collette, Sasha Lane

A widowed hipster father (Nick Offerman) goads his talented daughter (Kiersey Clemons, Dope) into forming an unlikely, and incredibly catchy, pop band during her final summer before college in director Brett Haley's (The Hero) sweet, harmonious family fable.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 19 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday, May 20 | 1:00 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas

Pick of the Litter
MONDAY | MAY 14
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guests Scheduled to Attend: N/A
Mood: Love
USA | 2017 (80 min)
Director: Don Hardy Jr, Dana Nachman
Featuring: N/A

It's puppies galore and a ruff'n good time as we watch five Labrador siblings undertake guide dog training, from basic manners to the intensive 10-week course after their first birthday. If only everyone could graduate; not that there's anything wrong with being a fluffy civilian.

Festival Screenings:
Wednesday, May 23 | 4:30 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas
Monday, June 4 | 7:00 PM | AMC Pacific Place

On Chesil Beach
MONDAY | MAY 14
Press Screening: 2 pm

Guests Scheduled to Attend: N/A
Mood: Love
UK | 2017 (110 min)
Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough

Three-time Academy Award®-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan and rising star Billy Howle play young newlyweds whose honeymoon becomes a comedy of sexual errors in this funny and heartbreaking period drama about the fragility of human relationships.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 25 | 7:30 PM | Shoreline Community College
Saturday, June 2 | 3:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


Fake Tattoos
TUESDAY | MAY 15
Press Screening: 10 am

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Director Pascal Plante
Mood: Love
Canada (Québec) | 2017 (87 min)
Director: Pascal Plante
Cast: Rose-Marie Perreault, Anthony Therrien

A touching millennial love story unfolds on the streets of Montreal when introverted punk rocker Theo meets beautiful, free-spirited Mag after an ear-exploding concert on his 18th birthday and their one-night stand blossoms into a meaningful, music-tinged romance that is threatened by an incident from Theo's past.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 18 | 9:00 PM | Lincoln Square
Sunday, May 20 | 3:30 PM | Ark Lodge Cinemas
Monday, May 21 | 9:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

A Kid Like Jake
TUESDAY | MAY 15
Press Screening: 12 noon

Mood: Love
USA | 2018 (92 min)
Director: Silas Howard
Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker

Claire Danes and Jim Parsons star in an emotional and nuanced look at modern parenting as a married couple whose precocious, creative four-year-old begins to exhibit gender-expansive behavior. Directed by Silas Howard ("Transparent") and with an impressive supporting cast that includes Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 26 | 7:00 PM | AMC Pacific Place
Sunday, May 27 | 1:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place

2 PM: PRESS ONLY
TUESDAY | MAY 15


Warrior Women
WEDNESDAY | MAY 16
Press Screening: 10 am

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Christina King, Producer Beth Castle, Actor Madonna Thunder Hawk, Actor Marcella Gilbert, Anna Marie Pitman
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA | 2018 (67 min)
Director: Elizabeth A. Castle, Christina D. King
Cast: Marcella Gilbert, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Famed Indigenous and women's rights activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella are highlighted in this uplifting yet heart-rendering documentary about an indomitable spirit undeterred by age or government apathy.

Festival Screenings:
Monday, May 21 | 7:00 PM | Majestic Bay Cinemas
Saturday, May 26 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday, May 27 | 1:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
WEDNESDAY | MAY 16
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Actor Forrest Goodluck
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA | 2018 (90 min)
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr, Jennifer Ehle, Emily Skeggs, Owen Campbell

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in Desiree Akhavan's poignant indie drama about three gay teens who meet at a dubious conversion therapy camp in the 1990s, where they refuse to "pray the gay away" and instead accept themselves for who they are. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 25 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, May 26 | 3:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Skate Kitchen
WEDNESDAY | MAY 16
Press Screening: 2 pm

Mood: Open My Eyes
USA | 2018 (105 min)
Director: Crystal Moselle
Cast: Rachelle Vinberg, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Kabrina Adams, Ajani Russell, Jules Lorenzo, Brenn Lorenzo, Hisham Tawfiq, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jaden Smith

A suburban teenager discovers a newfound freedom when she meets a subculture of girl skateboarders on New York's Lower East Side in the newest from director Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack), a streetwise celebration with a cast populated by the real-life titular skaters and Jaden Smith as the love interest from a rival crew.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday, May 27 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Tuesday, May 29 | 3:45 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


The Song of Scorpions
THURSDAY | MAY 17
Press Screening: 10 pm

Mood: Show Me The World!
India | 2017 (119 min)
Director: Anup Singh
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, Kritika Pande, Sara Arjun, Shefali Bhushan, Tillotama Shome

The gorgeous swirling sands of the Thar Desert provide the backdrop for this emotional revenge saga about a scorpion singer, famed shamanistic healers that could supposedly cure scorpion bites by chanting, who has lost her grandmother after suffering an assault.

Festival Screenings:
Monday, May 21 | 9:00 PM | Lincoln Square
Monday, May 28 | 8:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Let the Sunshine In
THURSDAY | MAY 17
Press Screening: 12:15 pm

Mood: Love
France | 2017 (94 min)
Director: Claire Denis
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

Juliette Binoche gives a luminous performance as a divorced Parisian searching for love but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life, in master filmmaker Claire Denis' deliciously witty and sensuous romance about the profound mysteries of love.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 26 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday, May 27 | 6:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place

2 PM: PRESS ONLY
THURSDAY | MAY 17


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