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

The Rant

Your Outdoor Movie Etiquette Guide

Tips for how to make the most of the summer cinema season.

05/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2016

Make the most of the cinematic season.

05/26/2016 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 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