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SIFF 2014: The Stunt Man
It wouldn't be a proper celebration of SIFF's 40th anniversary without a little history lesson. Richard Rush's The Stunt man looked dead in the water before screening as the closing film at the fifth incarnation of SIFF. The film—about a powerful film director (Peter O'Toole) who shelters a man on the run from the police (Steve Railsback) and manipulates him as a stunt man—couldn't find studio distribution before coming to Seattle. After its screening was heralded it got picked up and went on to earn three Oscar nominations (Best Director, Best Actor for O'Toole, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It's a testament to how impactful SIFF truly can be on the movie industry.
Event Categories: Film
June 1, 2014 at 1:30pmShow more...