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Seattle International Film Festival press screenings

Welcome to the 45th Seattle International Film Festival press screenings email. This email is scheduled to be sent out on Friday mornings now until the end of the festival.

Please find below the films press screening this week, Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Press screenings for SIFF 2019 usually take place at AMC Pacific Place (600 Pine Street), Monday through Thursday at 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Your credentials can be picked up May 6 through June 9 from 10 am to 7 pm at the SIFF Film Center.

When attending press screenings, please bring your SIFF-issued credentials and check in with SIFF staff before entering the theater. Screenings are open to all passholders on a first-come, first served basis.

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

Please note the 2 pm screenings Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14 are press only.


Press Screening Summary

Monday, May 13th
10 am - Emma Peeters
12 noon - Le Chocolate de H
2 pm - PRESS ONLY

Tuesday, May 14th
10 am - 3 Faces
12 noon - David Crosby: Remember My Name
2 pm - PRESS ONLY

Wednesday, May 15th
10 am - Running with Beto
12 noon - Kifaru
2 pm - Official Secrets

Thursday, May 16
10 am - The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
12 noon - Brittany Runs a Marathon
2 pm - Sauvage/Wild


Monday, May 13

10 am

Emma Peeters

Festival Screenings:
Tuesday, May 28 at 8:45 pm at Shoreline Community College
Wednesday, May 29 at 8:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday, May 31 at 4 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Belgium/Canada | 2018 (87 min)
Director: Nicole Palo
Cast/featuring: Monia Chokri, Fabrice Adde, Stéphanie Crayencour, Andréa Ferréol, Anne Sylvain

Convinced "35 is the expiry date for actresses," aspiring actress Emma decides to wrap it up on that birthday, one week away. Her life, that is, not just her career plans. But fate takes a hand when she encounters handsome, love-shy, and trés eccentric funeral director Alex.

12 noon

Le Chocolate de H

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 17 at 7 pm at AMC Pacific Place 11
Saturday, May 18 at 3 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, June 1at 3:30 pm at Kirkland Performance Center

Japan | 2019 (84 min)
Director: Takashi Watanabe
Cast/featuring: Tsujiguchi Hironobu

Think of chocolate-producing nations, and Japan may not spring to mind—but one award-winning patissier seeks to expand its possibilities by incorporating traditional Japanese ingredients in this mouth-watering doc.

2 pm

Press Only

Tuesday, May 14

10 am

3 Faces

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, May 18 at 6 pm at Lincoln Square Cinemas
Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Iran | 2018 (100 min)
Director: Jafar Panahl
Cast/featuring: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei

Internationally renowned filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon) co-stars in this richly layered metafiction as he and a famous TV star go on a road trip to save the life of an aspiring actress desperate to escape her provincial life.

12 noon

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 24 at 6 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, May 25 at 1:30 pm at AMC Pacific Place 11

USA | 2019 (95 min)
Directors: A.J. Eaton
Cast/featuring: David Crosby, Jan Crosby, Roger McQuinn, Henry Diltz

Producer Cameron Crowe and director A.J. Eaton craft an aggressively honest portrait of musician David Crosby, now 77, framed around a multi-day interview with the controversial legend about his illustrious past and the transformative nature of music.

2 pm

Press Only

Wednesday, May 15

10 am

Running with Beto

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 17 at 6:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday, May 18 at 12:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

USA | 2019 (95 min)
Director: David Modigliani
Cast/featuring: Beto O'Rourke

Go behind the scenes of Texas' 2018 senatorial campaign as newly minted Democratic star Beto O'Rourke rises from obscurity to nearly unseat the hyper-conservative Ted Cruz and turn a red stronghold purple.

12 noon

Kifaru

Festival Screenings:
Tuesday, May 21 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Wednesday, May 22 at 4 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Monday, June 3 at 4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

USA | 2019 (81 min)
Director: David Hambridge
Cast/featuring: James Mwenda, Joseph "JoJo" Wachira

Sudan, a northern white rhino, is the very last male of his subspecies; Jojo and Jacob are two new keepers at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy tasked with his care.

2 pm

Official Secrets

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, June 1 at 6 pm at Kirkland Performance Hall
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

USA | 2019 (112 min)
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast/featuring: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun, who in 2004 went on trial in the UK for leaking a memo that revealed a U.S. espionage plan to gain support for the Iraq War.

Thursday, May 16

10 am

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 17 at 6 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm at Ark Lodge Cinemas
Monday, May 20 at 4 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Canada/USA/Kenya/South Africa | 2018 (83 min)
Director: Alison Reid
Cast/featuring: Anne Innis Dagg, Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber, Mary Dagg

Think the Jane Goodall of giraffes and you’d get Canadian zoologist and feminist trailblazer Anne Innis Dagg, whose unprecedented work and scholarship on South African wildlife was stonewalled by institutional chauvinism.

12 noon

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm at Shoreline Community College
Sunday, May 26 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

USA | 2019 (103 min)
Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo
Cast/featuring: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock

A game ensemble cast shines in this Sundance-winning romantic comedy, starring Jillian Bell as a New York slacker who reluctantly takes up running, hoping to put her life back on track one block at a time.

2 pm

Sauvage/Wild

Festival Screenings:
Monday, May 20 at 9:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

France | 2018 (99 min)
Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Cast/featuring: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel

A young Strasbourg hustler is content to transgress many social norms—though he never stops seeking tenderness and affection—in this graphic and provocative, moody, and intimate character study.


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