SIFF SIFF 2007: Audience Awards
posted by June 17 at 13:23 PMon
I’ve always advocated the embarrassing/not embarrassing strategy for voting in the Golden Space Needle Awards: vote 5 on any movie you’d be OK with winning the audience award; vote 1 on any movie you couldn’t stand winning the audience award. Unfortunately, this strategy is difficult to stick to. Everyone wants to register his or her precise opinion, blind to the fact that any careful discernment is going to mashed into an indifferent mean.
Yet again, the Golden Space Needle Award winner is kind of embarrassing. This morning at the Skyline level of the Space Needle (where I, coincidentally, had my high school prom), SIFF announced that Outsourced—a fairly mediocre romantic comedy distinguished only by the fact that it’s locally produced—is this year’s top vote-getter. Thanks so much, Seattle, for demonstrating to the rest of the world that we’re a bunch of dopey partisans. Outsourced plays again at the Egyptian tonight at 9:30 pm.
The Golden Space Needle for best documentary is less embarrassing, though it probably proves mostly that Seattle is full of gays who like documentaries. For the Bible Tells Me So will play again tonight at the Harvard Exit at 6:30 pm.