Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 18–24

Noir City takes over the Egyptian, Tracy Rocca's paintings soak up the sun, and 'Daisy' dramatizes one of America's most famous political ads.

07/18/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Final Week (June 8–12)

Finish off SIFF 2016 with Mike Birbiglia, a comedic women's rec league basketball team, Buster Keaton, and a historic charlatan.

06/08/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Week One (May 23–30)

Werner Herzog examines technology, David Byrne accompanies color guards, and a lost Orson Welles masterpiece returns to the big screen.

05/24/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2016 Picks: Opening Weekend (May 19–22)

Start the festival out right with street cats, disgraced politicians, Cuban ballerinas, and more.

05/19/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld


Woody Allen's Amazon Studios Film 'Café Society' Opens SIFF 2016

The movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Carell makes its American premiere on May 19.

04/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2015 Picks: The Final Weekend (June 4–7)

A strong slate of documentaries and comedies— featuring Adam Scott, Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, and Tig Notaro—closes out this year's Seattle International Film Festival.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

Yesler Terrace Comes to the Big Screen in SIFF's 'Hagereseb'

Zia Mohajerjasbi's short film explores memories of friendship in late-'90s Yesler.

05/20/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


The Egyptian Theatre Reopens with a Weekend of Free Screenings

The Capitol Hill theater returns as SIFF Cinema Egyptian with showings of 'Risky Business,' 'Amélie,' 'Enter the Dragon,' 'Pan's Labyrinth,' and more.

10/02/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Megan Griffiths

The director discusses bringing Seattle—and its music scene—to life in 'Lucky Them.'

06/12/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2014 Picks: May 15–19

André 3000 becomes Jimi Hendrix, Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor visit, and more start of SIFF selections.

05/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

Seattle Event Picks: May 2014

SIFF turns 40, Ira Glass delights in the afternoon, and Mobile Food Rodeo expands.

04/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film News

SIFF 2014 Opens with Jimi Hendrix Biopic

'Jimi: All Is By My Side' begins the fest's 40th edition on May 15 at McCaw Hall.

04/21/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld