SIFF SIFF 2008: Recommendations for Day 4
posted by May 25 at 1:45 AMon
Wow, there are lots of equally good alternative schedules today.
You could go to the Egyptain for the Ben Kingsley appearances (Elegy with an onstage Q&A at 2 pm, then the still-great Sexy Beast at 6 pm) and stay for the new Patti Smith doc (Patti Smith: Dream of Life, which is being distributed by Palm Pictures and should return to Seattle in late summer or fall, at 9 pm).
Or you could start off with the excellent Heavy Metal in Baghdad (technically has distribution, but might not make it back to Seattle, 11 am at SIFF Cinema), then scoot over to Sita Sings the Blues (no distribution, 1:30 pm at the Uptown), The Last Mistress (has distribution, 4 pm at the Uptown), and The Fall (opens next week, 6:30 pm at the Uptown).
I kinda like this option. Head to Pacific Place for Head-On (11 am), which is always worth seeing again, and then catch Fatih Akin’s new film, The Edge of Heaven (has distribution, 1:30 pm). I loved the film and thought its many tonal shifts were beautifully handled, but some critics hold that it’s too busy. You should see it so you can weigh in. From there, tromp up Capitol Hill and see either the experimental architecture film Loos Ornamental—which Jen Graves loved—at Northwest Film Forum (no distribution, 5 pm), or the archival presentation of It Always Rains on Sunday at my favorite SIFF venue, the Harvard Exit (4 pm). Then find dinner and return to the Harvard Exit for the awesome South Korean omnibus film Fantastic Parasuicides (no distribution, 9 pm).
Other movies worth seeing throughout the day include Chris & Don: A Love Story (has distribution, 1:15 pm at Harvard Exit), Up the Yangtze (has distribution, 7:15 pm at Pacific Place), and The 3 Little Pigs (no distribution, 9:45 pm at Pacific Place).