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SIFF press screenings Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24 - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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SIFF press screenings Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MAY 17 – JUNE 10
PRESS SCREENINGS

PRESS SCREENINGS
Monday May 21 through Thursday, May 24

*2:00 PM Screenings Monday and Wednesday 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.


Nona
MONDAY | MAY 21
Press Screening: 10 am

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Michael Polish, Actor Kate Bosworth
Mood: Provocateurs
Guatemala | 2017 (90 min)
Director: Michael Polish
Cast: Sulem Calderon, Jesy McKinney, Giancarlo Ruiz, Kate Bosworth

When a young Honduran woman falls for a handsome traveler and becomes intrigued by his wanderlust, she joins him on a fateful journey to the United States in this harrowing, compassionate thriller that puts a face to Central America's human trafficking industry.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday, May 31 | 6:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday, June 1 | 3:15 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Love, Gilda
MONDAY | MAY 21
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Lisa D'Apolito
Mood: Creative Streak
USA | 2018 (84 min)
Director: Lisa D'Apolito
Featuring: Bill Hader, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short

The inner life and lasting impact of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner is given a touching tribute through revealing newly discovered audiotapes, rare home movies, interviews with friends Lorne Michaels, Martin Short, and Laraine Newman, and her own diaries as read by admirers Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Bill Hader.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday, May 24 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday, May 26 | 1:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place

2:00 PM: PRESS ONLY
MONDAY | MAY 21


Mademoiselle Paradis
TUESDAY | MAY 22
Press Screening: 10 am

Guest Scheduled to Attend: N/A
Mood: Creative Streak
Austria | 2017 (97 min)
Director: Barbara Albert
Cast: Maria Dragus, Devid Striesow, Lukas Miko, Katja Kolm, Maresi Riegner

The true story of a blind 18th century Viennese pianist and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis (Maria Dragus, Graduation) and the remarkable physician who worked to restore her sight despite medical conventions, made with exquisite period detail.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 26 | 1:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday, May 27 | 8:30 PM | Shoreline Community College
Wednesday, May 30 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Marilyn
TUESDAY | MAY 22
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Director Martin Rodriguez
Mood: Provocateurs
Argentina | 2018 (80 min)
Director: Marin Rodriguez
Cast: Walter Rodríguez, Catalina Saavedra, Germán de Silva, Ignacio Giménez, Germán Baudino, Andrew Bargsted

A young gay man starving for connection in rural Argentina is set to escape the confines the countryside for an education, until his father suddenly passes and the immense responsibility of the family ranch falls to him, in this gripping feature based on remarkable true events.

Festival Screenings:
Sunday, May 27 | 8:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Monday, May 28 | 1:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place

Leave No Trace
TUESDAY | MAY 22
Press Screening: 2 pm

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Producer Anne Rosellini
Mood: Love
USA | 2018 (108 min)
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Korber, Dale Dickey

Winter's Bone director Debra Granik returns to SIFF with another sensitive and thrilling portrait of people living on the margins, this time set in the Pacific Northwest, where a troubled veteran (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter (Thomasin McKenzie, in a star-making performance) struggle to re-enter society after living for years off the grid.

Festival Screenings:
Friday, June 1 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday, June 2 | 1:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place


Bee Nation
WEDNESDAY | MAY 23
Press Screening: 10 am

Guests Scheduled to Attend: Director Lana Šlezic
Mood: Open My Eyes
Canada | 2017 (78 min)
Director: Lana Šlezic
Cast: N/A

Like an indigenous version of Spellbound, this empowering documentary showcases the determination of six young participants in Canada's inaugural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee who, with the full support and encouragement of their community, dream of competing in the national championships in Toronto.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 26 | 1:00 PM | Shoreline Community College
Monday, May 28 | 4:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


Sadie
WEDNESDAY | MAY 23
Press Screening: 12 noon

Guest Scheduled to Attend: Director Megan Griffiths, Actor Melanie Lynskey (Afternoon with Melanie Lynskey follows the 5/27 screening)
Mood: Provocateurs
USA | 2018 (96 min)
Director: Megan Griffiths
Cast: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, Danielle Brooks, Tony Hale, John Gallagher Jr.

Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths returns with a compelling family drama focusing on 13-year-old Sadie, played with quiet ferocity by Sophia Mitri Schloss, the troubled daughter of a soldier serving overseas who resorts to extreme measures when her mother begins dating another man. Ages 13+

Festival Screenings:
Sunday, May 27 | 2:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Wednesday, June 6 | 6:45 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian

2:00 PM: PRESS ONLY
WEDNESDAY | MAY 23


Dark River
THURSDAY | MAY 24
Press Screening: 10 am

Guest Scheduled to Attend:
Mood: Thrill Me!
United Kingdom | 2017 (90 min)
Director: Cilo Barnard
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles

Ruth Wilson (The Affair) stars in the latest from British filmmaker Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) as a woman returns home to her family's Yorkshire sheep farm and enters into a bitter dispute with her estranged brother in an atmospheric family drama about old wounds and bitter grievances.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, June 2 | 9:15 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, June 9 | 9:30 PM | AMC Pacific Place

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
THURSDAY | MAY 24
Press Screening: 12 noon

Mood: Provocateurs
France | 2017 (93 min)
Director: Mouly Surya
Cast: Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra, Egi Fedly, Yoga Pratama, Rita Matu Mona

A dark, wickedly funny, feminist revenge western set in Indonesia about a woman who, after making quick work of her would-be attackers, discovers that the rigid rules of her rural island's patriarchal system are hard to break.

Festival Screenings:
Monday, May 28 | 11:00 AM | AMC Pacific Place
Friday, June 1 | 9:15 PM | AMC Pacific Place

McQueen
THURSDAY | MAY 24
Press Screening: 2 pm

Mood: Creative Streak
United Kingdom | 2018 (111 min)
Director: Ian Bonhote, Peter Ettedgul
Cast: Alexander McQueen

Exhilarating yet touching, this vivacious documentary takes an honest look at the life of late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, from his humble beginnings and surge to stardom in the fashion world to his battles with mental illness, in an unflinching ode to one fashion's most original artists.

Festival Screenings:
Tuesday, June 5 | 7:00 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday, June 8 | 4:00 PM | AMC Pacific Place


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