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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 the week of Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30, 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: There will be no Press Screenings held on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Press Screening Summary

Monday, May 27th None

Tuesday, May 28th
10 am - Piranhas
12 noon - Them That Follow
2 pm - The Days to Come

Wednesday, May 29th
10 am - Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
12 noon - Greener Grass
2 pm - Midnight Family

Thursday, May 30th
10 am - Watch List (Maria)
12 noon - Ghost Fleet
2 pm - Socrates

Tuesday, May 28

10 am


Festival Screenings:
Saturday, June 1 at 9 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Tuesday, June 4 at 4 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Italy | 2019 (110 min)
Director: Claudio Giovannesi, Dan Madison Savage
Cast/featuring: Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Baldo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellecchia

A harrowing tale of gang violence, based on the novel by Roberto Saviano (GOMORRAH), that tracks a naïve group of teens as they enter the ferocious and unforgiving world of Neapolitan organized crime.

12 noon

Them That Follow

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 31 at 9:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

USA | 2019 (98 min)
Director: Britt Poulton
Cast/featuring: Alice Englert, Lewis Pullman, Jim Gaffigan, Kaitlyn Dever, Olivia Colman, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann

A young woman who belongs to an Appalachian snake-handling cult must hide her pregnancy and forbidden relationship from her community and preacher father.

2 pm

The Days to Come

Festival Screenings:
Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm at Kirkland Performance Hall
Friday, June 7 at 6 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Spain | 2019 (95 min)
Director: Director Carlos Marqués-Marcet
Cast/featuring: David Verdaguer, María Rodríguez Soto

Writer/director Carlos Marqués-Marcet (10.000 KM, Anchor and Hope) completes his loose trilogy about the complications of cohabitation with this drama about a couple grappling with an unexpected pregnancy that will change the dynamics of their relationship.

Wednesday, May 29

10 am

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Festival Screenings:
Friday, May 31 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

USA | 2019 (91 min)
Director: Janice Engel
Cast/featuring: Cecile Richards, Dan Rather, Rachel Maddow, Anne Lamott, Jim Hightower

With a personality as big as her native Texas, political columnist Molly Ivins skewered both right and left (but mostly right) with ferocious wit and equally ferocious devotion to the powerless and to the First Amendment.

12 noon

Greener Grass

Festival Screenings:
Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

USA | 2019 (101 min)
Director: Joycelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
Cast/featuring: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, Janicza Bravo, Neil Casey, Mary Holland, D'Arcy Carden, Jim Cummings

Welcome to a bright, shiny, Skittles-colored suburbia where every resident covets their neighbor's everything in this absurdist, perkily unsettling satire of upward mobility and political correctness from two Upright Citizens' Brigade alumni.

2 pm

Midnight Family

Festival Screenings:
Tuesday, June 4 at 8:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday, June 7 at 1:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Mexico | 2019 (81 min)
Director: Luke Lorentzen
Hop in an ambulance with Mexico City's Ochoa family, a group of civilians who run a private EMT service in a bustling city sorely underserved by the government's limited medical resources.

Thursday, May 30

10 am

Watch List (Maria)

Festival Screenings:
Friday, June 7 at 8:45 pm at AMC Pacific Place
Saturday, June 8 at 3 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Phillippines/USA | 2019 (94 min)
Director: Ben Rekhi
Cast/featuring: Alessandra de Rossi, Jake Macapagal, Arthur Acuna, Jess Mendoza, Angeli Bayani

In this crime thriller out of the Philippines, a widowed mother is forced to enter Manila's dark underworld of cops, criminals, and drugs after her husband is murdered in an extrajudicial killing.

12 noon

Ghost Fleet

Festival Screenings:
Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Monday, June 3 at 4:30 pm at AMC Pacific Place

USA | 2018 (90 min)
Director: Shannon Service, Jeffery Waldron
Cast/featuring: Patima Tungpuchayakul, Tun Lin, Chutima "Oi" Sidasathian, Bustar Maitar

An engrossing and impactful documentary about Thai human-rights activist Patima Tungpuchayakul as she and her team attempt to rescue the enslaved fishermen forced to work the southeast Asian seas.

2 pm


Festival Screenings:
Monday, June 3 at 8:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Wednesday, June 5 at 4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Brazil | 2018 (71 min)
Director: Alexandre Moratto
Cast/featuring: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Rosane Paulo

At-risk Brazilian youth collaborated with director Alexandre Moratto on this no-punches-pulled drama about a homeless, family-less teen struggling to get by in São Paulo's ghetto.

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Much of today was an errand day for me. One errand was a visit to a post office. Because "T" had the day off from school, he came along for the ride. The postal worker saw him, and apparently had some free time, and offered T a brief tour behind the scenes. T enjoyed it. I did too; it brought back memories of when I had a post office tour as an elementary school field trip. The guy said it would probably be his last tour, because he's just a few days from retirement.

Another errand was a trip to Costco with a four item shopping list. I left with a full shopping cart, spending about $200. Costco can be like that. And I still needed two more stops for fuel (which I forgot to buy) and celery, which I couldn't find.

Thanks to the Costco visit, J and I should be mostly set for groceries through the rest of SIFF, which is why I didn't stick to the shopping list.

Later, T and I went to a museum for a while. We met his school friend "A" and A's mother Z. They were pleased to see each other outside school.


Meanwhile, "J" saw three films.

Her early show was Lest We Forget, a documentary collecting stories told by people who survived the Holocaust. Her impression was although the subject is important, as a documentary it wasn't all that good. She contrasted with Shoah, which covers similar material in a better film.

Her mid-afternoon film was Blinded by this Light, about a Pakistan fan of Bruce Springsteen. She found it emotionally manipulative, funny, formulaic, well made, but not something she'd recommend all that strongly.

Her final, early evening film was Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts, a documentary about a transvestite once featured on Ru Paul's Drag Race. She said that the question-and-answer session after the film was more interesting than the film itself, and that the film had been made at request of Trixie Mattel's boyfriend.

There were four shorts series that I would have liked to see: "Going Solo", "This Is America", "Episodic 1, Finding Your Pack", and "Animation for Adults", but we can't get to everything. J had planned to see the "Animation for Adults" shorts series, but decided to head home to get to sleep earlier.

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