SIFF SIFF 2007: Wednesday Highlights
posted by June 6 at 12:19 PMon
We’re officially halfway there—only twelve days (4 to 6 movies per) left to go! The Stranger’s recommendations for every damn slot in the festival continue below and at www.thestranger.com/siff.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 6
Skip the early afternoon matinee—the awkward Almost Adult—and eat something.
Egyptian, 4:15 pm. Your last chance to see the nutso Dasepo Naughty Girls.
Early evening. This is one tough choice, with a lot of seemingly ordinary movies that break the rules. Do you see the delicate and absorbing Israeli film Sweet Mud (Neptune at 7 pm), about coming of age in the ’70s on a suffocating kibbutz?
… or the excellent sports movie White Palms (Pacific Place at 7:15 pm), which addresses the pervasive influence of coaches from former Communist countries on Western gymnastics clubs today?
Then there’s Tugboat Annie (SIFF Cinema at 7 pm), the only showing of the MGM blockbuster from 1933 that was shot on location in Seattle (including extensive footage of the Pike Place Market back in the day). Decisions, decisions.
Late evening. For urbanites: Agua (Pacific Place at 9:30 pm), another sports movie, this time about a doping scandal in swimming. For those who sleep on the Eastside: Northern Light, a simple but beautiful film set in Amsterdam. Charles loved it.