FILM Seattle International Film Festival will open this year (May 19) with heartwarmer The First Grader, about an 84-year-old man who takes advantage of a new education initiative in Kenya to go back to school. Director Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) will be in house on opening night. (SIFF )
BOOKS & TALKS Richard Hugo House is looking for a few new writers-in-residence; authors and teachers have until June 6 to apply. (Hugo House )
RIP, Kim Ricketts.