Culture Fix

What to Do This Weekend June 15–17

Those naked Fremont cyclists are back, along with a SIFF encore.

06/15/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Fiendish Conversation

SIFF Directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell Talk Sci-Fi in Seattle

The guys behind Prospect are Seattle locals and want to keep it that way.

05/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Festival Guide

SIFF Tickets Go On Sale Thursday May 3

Programmers announced the sprawling schedule today. Here's how to navigate.

05/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culinary Cinema

SIFF Lines Up Food and Drink Films for the Coming Festival

An ode to the scotch whisky industry. A Bavarian barman visits the most prestigious bars in the world. A look into the universe of Michelin stars. The annual...

03/22/2018 By Rosin Saez

Film File

Ciao, Cinephiles! SIFF's Cinema Italian Style Starts This Week

The annual mini festival of films from the Appennine Penisula returns November 9. Here are some picks to keep on your radar.

11/08/2017 By Rosin Saez

Ticket Alerts

The Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Lineup Has Arrived

With 400 films on the docket, you'll need time to plan out your fest before grabbing tickets.

05/03/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alert

See Val Kilmer as Mark Twain This Thursday Because Life Is Short

The veteran actor rolls into town with a filmed version of 'Citizen Twain,' the one-man show in which Val Kilmer is Mark Twain. What else do you need to know?

05/02/2017 By Darren Davis

Film

Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Opens with 'The Big Sick'

The Judd Apatow–produced comedy tells the real story of Kumail Nanjiani ('Silicon Valley') falling for his wife as she was falling ill.

04/10/2017 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

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week May 16–22

Celebrate a new season with the Storm, prepare for SIFF's cinematic overload, and drink up during Seattle Beer Week.

05/16/2016 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld By Scott Johnson

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week April 18–24

Celebrate Shakespeare, groove with Fly Moon Royalty, and pay tribute to one of the greatest female film directors.

04/18/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week April 11–17

Check out the Pacific Northwest's best new music videos on the big screen, explore space at Pivot, and honor the memory of Noah Davis at the Frye.

04/11/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Butch Blum

Slide Show: The True Cost

On September 21st, as a cap to SIFF’s Women in Cinema week, BUTCH BLUM screened Livia Firth’s documentary “The True Cost.”

09/22/2015

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

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: February 23–March 1

A belated symphonic celebration of the Chinese New Year and writing on (and about) the Metro: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

02/23/2015 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: December 2014

Stevie Wonder and Deck The Hall Ball come to KeyArena, and see Willy Wonka in Smell-O-Vision at SIFF.

12/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film

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

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: September 15–21

Popup parks liberate parking spaces around town, and Lynn Shelton's star-studded flick 'Laggies' premieres locally: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

09/15/2014 By Conor Romack

Film

Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' To Premiere Locally at SIFF's Women in Cinema

The local director's biggest feature to date kicks off SIFF's yearly celebration of female filmmakers in September

08/26/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Film News

Scarecrow Video Becomes a Non-Profit and SIFF Lays Out Egyptian Theatre Reopening Plans

Scarecrow turns to Kickstarter, while SIFF Cinema Egyptian targets a fall revival

08/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld