SIFF SIFF 2008: Day 11 Recommendations
posted by June 1 at 7:50 AMon
Fairly easy choices, this time around.
Kung Fu Panda opens in theaters next week and will be hard to dislodge till, say, midsummer, so don’t drop $11 on a SIFF ticket. Try the cheerily titled Polish film Time to Die (11 am at Pacific Place) instead.
Next up, a very rare chance to check out Josef von Sternberg’s über-bizarre final film, The Saga of Anatahan (1:30 pm at the Harvard Exit).
Then stick around for the equally ambitious local film Great Speeches from a Dying World (4 pm at the Harvard Exit), a somewhat-experimental doc by Stranger Genius Award winner Linas Phillips about lofty language and lowly circumstances.
The evening belongs to the Jordanian film Captain Abu Raed (6:30 pm at Pacific Place), which is, according to Brendan Kiley, “just as sweet and slow as molasses.”