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Thursday, June 7, 2007

SIFF 2007: Thursday Highlights

posted by on June 7 at 10:30 AM

If you haven’t seen the print edition of this week’s paper, there’s a sweetened and condensed “SIFF Picks” for week 3 of the festival on page 95. Check it out online here. Daily recommendations for the festival continue below and at

But first, a correction: I promised that Tugboat Annie would contain “extensive footage of the Pike Place Market back in the day.” Actually, the cumulative footage of the Pike Place Market in Tugboat Annie amounts to approximately three seconds. If that. Lots of Seattle waterfront, though. More about that imperfect but highly enjoyable film later, if I get the chance.


Pacific Place, 2 pm. This movie sounds completely absurd. But the most memorable part of every SIFF is seeing ridiculous movies from countries you’ve barely heard of. Hence, I give you Tajikistan’s To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die, about a novel cure for impotency.

Neptune, 4:30 pm. I really like the unusual Israeli coming-of-age movie Sweet Mud. It’s understated and beautiful. But if you want to keep up with the cinephiles, you should probably put your time in at Syndromes and a Century (SIFF Cinema at 4:30 pm), the new film by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Neptune at 6:30 pm. Charles Mudede fell hard for Sakuran.


Late evening. Two crowd pleasers: the mockumentary American Shopper (Harvard Exit at 9:30 pm) and Hula Girls (Egyptian at 9:30 pm), a Full Monty ripoff with pretty girls in place of fat men.

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I watched Tugboat Annie, but all I saw were the docks and buildings of Secoma.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 7, 2007 10:46 AM


Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 2:10 PM

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