RARA NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE CHILE/ARGENTINA 2016 Festival Screenings: Tue June 7 | 6:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Wed June 8 | 3:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Director Pepa San Martín scheduled to attend both screenings This is a movie that I like more a few hours later than I did while watching it. Rara, a… Continue reading RARA


TANNA AUSTRALIA 2015 Festival Screenings: Fri May 20 | 1:30pm | AMC Pacific Place Mon May 23 | 8:30pm | Majestic Bay Theatres Tanna is a tiny island in the Vanuatu archipelago near Australia. This is a beautiful movie, beautifully made, which I highly recommend. This is a movie movie, not a documentary. First movie… Continue reading TANNA


SONITA IRAN 2015 Festival Screenings: Thu May 26 | 6:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Sat May 28 | 1:00pm | Lincoln Square Cinemas Sat June 4 | 3:30pm | Shoreline Community College An amazing documentary. We are introduced to Sonita, a teen-aged refugee from Afganistan barely getting by in Tehran, who wants to be a… Continue reading SONITA


THE LAST KING NORWAY 2015 (100 min) Festival Screenings: Fri May 20 | 7:00pm | Majestic Bay Theatres Mon May 23 | 9:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian An epic. More accurately, a saga, based on the Saga of Haakon Haakonsson, an unusually well documented account of the life of the most successful Norwegian king of… Continue reading THE LAST KING


HORIZONS Switzerland/Cuba 2015 Festival Screenings: Fri May 20 | 3:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Tue May 24 | 7:00pm | AMC Pacific Place Set in the world of ballet in Cuba. It focuses on three generations of dancers, a grand dame luxuriating in the fame of her past accomplishments, the Big Star of the moment,… Continue reading HORIZONS


PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW Israel 2015 Festival Screenings: Fri May 20 | 7:00pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian Sat May 21 | 1:00pm | AMC Pacific Place Princess Shaw (Samantha Montgomery) scheduled to attend both screenings This is likely to be a big deal movie at SIFF, the more so because the subject of the documentary will… Continue reading PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW


HOW MOST THINGS WORK ARGENTINA 2015 (93 min) Sat May 21 | 5:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Sun May 22 | 3:30pm | Majestic Bay Theatres Mon June 6 | 3:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown Director Fernando Salem scheduled to attend May 21 and 22 screenings Recommended. My favorite scene in the movie is basically… Continue reading HOW MOST THINGS WORK


TRUMAN SPAIN/ARGENTINA (108 min) Sun May 29 | 4:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian Mon May 30 | 6:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian Fri June 3 | 9:00pm | Shoreline Community College Director Cesc Gay scheduled to attend May 29 and 30 screenings I did not see this one, but Marion did and liked it very… Continue reading TRUMAN