SIFF SIFF 2008: Day 9 Recommendations
posted by May 30 at 10:52 AMon
Early this afternoon, we’ve got another three-way contest between Kiss the Bride (4:30 pm at the Egyptian) (“horrible,” a reader wrote me, though see also Adrian’s gay-Morm-orrific interview with the director), Ask Not (4:30 pm at the Harvard Exit), and Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (4:15 pm at Pacific Place). Another friendly reminder: Avoid SIFF Cinema. They’re playing stunted movies—I mean, “short films”—through Sunday evening.
Later, the decision is between the high-school nostalgia trip American Teen (7 pm at the Egyptian)—it’s opening in Seattle in August, but on the other hand, it should be a juicy Q&A with director Nanette Burstein—and the saturnine French Moby Dick prequel Captain Ahab (7 pm at Uptown), which is without U.S. distribution.
In the late evening slot, Time to Die (9:30 pm at Pacific Place) is definitely your best bet. Yes, it’s Polish; yes, it’s about an old lady and her doggie; but it’s still awesome. Your other options are a creepy Julianne Moore vehicle that’ll be out in Seattle theaters promptly, an undoubtedly tedious Bill Plympton feature, and a stupid Flemish bullying tale.
And for once we like the midnight! Proceed to the Egyptian for Mirageman.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Disappeared, which was supposed to be the midnight tomorrow night, has been swapped out for Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone, a sci-fi anime remake.