SIFF SIFF 2008: Day 13 Recommendations
posted by June 3 at 9:37 AMon
If you’re a John Waters groupie, you’ve already taken off work to see him introduce the matinee of Cecil B. DeMented (4:30 pm at the Egyptian) and have tickets lined up to see him speechify at Benaroya Hall tonight. (Who cares about Hillary Clinton, anyway?)
If not so much, here’s what’s on:
In the matinee slot, we reommend the gloomy and wonderful Moby Dick prequel Captain Ahab (4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema), starring Denis Lavant of Beau Travail and Tuvalu.
Next, you might like to stick around for a meditation on Christopher Columbus by the 98-year-old filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira: Christopher Columbus, the Enigma (7 pm at SIFF Cinema). It looks pretty:
But we also liked Mr. Big (7 pm at the Harvard Exit), about the shady doings of the Mounties.
Next, the “delicious” midnighter Mirageman (9:15 pm at the Egyptian) gets a slightly earlier showing for sleepy genre fans. And Brendan was telling me that he disagrees with Christopher’s assessment of Linas Phillips’s Great Speeches from a Dying World (9:30 pm at the Harvard Exit). I’ll let him fill you in.
We’re over halfway there! Just 12 more days to go. For complete listings and a convenient collection of all SIFF Slog posts, see thestranger.com/siff.