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

Film News

SIFF 2014 Announces Its Full Lineup

From big stars to Brony docs, there's something for everyone at 40th edition of the film fest.

05/02/2014 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

Film

(Socialist) Spring in the City at Northwest Film Forum

Red Renewal: Seattle's Socialist Spring brings political action to the big screen

03/19/2014 By Josh Feit

Reel World

How to Write an Oscar-Nominated Screenplay

Whidbey Island's Bob Nelson wrote the Oscar nominated film Nebraska—and he has only his time on Seattle’s Almost Live! to blame.

02/24/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Article

SIFF Brings Back David Sedaris Movie ‘C.O.G.’

The 2013 SIFF Grand Jury Prize winner is the first on-screen adaptation of the humorist’s work.

09/03/2013 By Laura Dannen

Article

'Sleepless in Seattle' Turns 20

'Sleepless in Seattle', every bad headline writer’s go-to inspiration, turns 20 in June. Let’s celebrate with some of the worst (best?) it wrought.

05/22/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Star Wars’ Lando Calrissian Is Still One Smooth Space Rogue

A Q&A with Billy Dee Williams, who will appear at Emerald City Comicon.

01/23/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Article

Timothy Tau Discusses His Short Film About Keye Luke

A Q&A with the director, whose movie comes to the 2013 Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

12/19/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Article

The Met Poll

Your holiday movie habits

11/28/2012 Research by Karen Taylor Quinn

67 Ways to Stay Sane

5 Oscar-Bait Films We Won’t Miss

We’re tired of talking to our families. Escape to the cinema when these blockbuster films debut.

11/14/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Article

100 Years of Movies

As Universal Pictures celebrates its centennial, watch The Birds, Jaws, The Sting, and more at Northwest Film Forum.

10/12/2012 By Laura Dannen

Article

Ski Movie Mogul Warren Miller Refuses to Go Downhill

Warren Miller inspired legions of skiers with his goofy, self-narrated ski-bum films. After the sale of his company—and a lawsuit—Miller agreed to never appear in, narrate, or direct another ski film. But now, nearing 90, he refuses to go down

11/23/2011 By Neal Thompson

Article

The Bootlegger’s Right-Hand Man

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s upcoming PBS documentary Prohibition turns the lens on a Kirklander whose rum-running father never forgot his strangely scrupulous boss.

09/21/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Article

Seattle Summer Events Guide: Film

A guide to the best outdoor films all summer long.

06/21/2011

Article

The Observer

The Off Hours, a film by Megan Griffiths screens at SIFF.

05/20/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Article

North by Northwest

Seattle connections abound in several films screening at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival.

04/22/2011 By Laura Dannen

Article

Spring Arts Preview: Top Seven Strategies Seattle Arts Should Copy

We proudly salute arts organizations around the world using creative approaches to reach new audiences.

01/21/2011 By Laura Dannen

Article

Spring Arts Preview

A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen

Article

Spring Arts Preview: 21 Can’t-Miss Events

We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen, Clancey Denis, and Sarah Hirsch