Film Fest

SIFF Releases Its Full 2016 Lineup

Viggo Mortensen, Kate Winslet, Werner Herzog, and more: let the annual cinematic indulgence begin.

05/04/2016 By Scott Johnson


Fremont Outdoor Cinema Loses Its Home

The family behind Seattle's oldest summer outdoor movie series tries to figure out a way to keep the neighborhood tradition alive.

04/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld


Young Vision: A NFFTY 2016 Guide

Picks for the best of this year's National Film Festival for Talented Youth.

04/26/2016 By Scott Johnson


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


Cinerama Screens the 2016 Oscar Nominees

'Eight Days of Oscar' lets patrons cinematically cram before the big award show.

02/12/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld


Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions Doesn't Want to Conquer Hollywood

But with documentaries like ‘Body Team 12,’ it does want to change the world.

01/14/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival's Jason Plourde

The executive director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema discusses SLGFF's 20th anniversary.

10/06/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


How Jason Segel Identifying with David Foster Wallace Led to 'The End of the Tour'

The actor discusses being drawn to Wallace's expression of depression, and finding himself in a similar place post–'How I Met Your Mother.'

08/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2015

Plan out a summer of open-air cinema.

06/09/2015 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

Movie Review

Dream a Little Dream, QB

Or how Russell Wilson is the soul of 'Entourage'

06/03/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Film Fest

SIFF 2015 Picks: Week 2 (May 28–31)

Ian McKellen plays an elderly Sherlock Holmes, Evel Knievel rides again, Jason Segel becomes acclaimed author David Foster Wallace, and more must-see films.

05/28/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film Fest

SIFF 2015 Picks: Week 1 (May 20–25)

Check out a French take on the superhero genre, Jemaine Clement's latest comedy, and uplifting African documentaries.

05/20/2015 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

Film Fest

SIFF 2015 Picks: Opening Weekend (May 14–17)

This year's festival kicks off with Sundance winners, Afghan photographers, France's response to 'The French Connection', and Melissa McCarthy.

05/13/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Descending to Heck with Brett Morgen

The director discusses the creation of the documentary 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.'

05/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with STIFF's Will Chase

We talk with STIFF's programming director as the event reinvents itself as the Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival.

04/30/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film News

Seattle International Film Festival Unveils Its 2015 Lineup

This year's offerings include big comedies, Pixar, foodie flicks, David Foster Wallace, and SIFF degrees of separation with Kevin Bacon.

04/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


SIFF 2015 Opens with Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'

The latest pairing of actress Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig ('Bridesmaids,' 'The Heat') kicks off this year's festivities.

04/15/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Film

The Future of Washington Film Is in the Legislature’s Hands

Senate Bill 6027 would not only bring more productions here but also keep local ones from leaving.

04/10/2015 By Bernard Ellouk