SIFF A Few Notes on the Opening Night Gala
posted by May 23 at 17:24 PMon
I was surprised to see Mayor Nickels effectively applauding the WTO protesters during Michael Seiwerath’s wonderful acceptance speech.
This was a bad, bad movie. It was very, very bad. If it didn’t have local interest, I seriously doubt if it would even be considered for SIFF at all.
I was so happy when the crowd booed and hissed at the archival footage of Howard Schultz talking about how much money Starbucks was going to lose thanks to the protests. It was simply lovely.
Fake Gary Locke’s accent was completely inexcusable, much moreso than the shots of Safeco and Seahawks Stadium in the opening shots of the film.
The dialogue was worse-than-TV-movie bad. The actor who had to refer to motherhood as “The greatest adventure of all” should get an Oscar for keeping a straight face.
Also: He did a fine job with a shit part, but instead of Django, Andre 3000’s character should have been named Jar Jar.
I will watch Woody Harrelson in anything for ever and ever.
Similarly, I would like Ray Liotta to be Seattle’s for-real mayor right now, please. As an aside: Does anyone know if he wears eyeliner, or if he has the world’s thickest eyelashes?
Mayor Liotta’s first law as mayor should be a ban on Seattle Q&A’s. The beret-wearing woman who told the cast of this schlockfest that they accurately depicted “the heart of an activist” should be ashamed of herself.
The party was beyond lame, but the non-VIP party was better than the VIP party.