SIFF SIFF 2008: Day 19 Recommendations
posted by June 9 at 9:56 AMon
Shocking! There’s only a week left in the festival.
Assuming you didn’t see it yesterday, the matinee slot is all about Baghead (4:30 pm at the Egyptian). If you already saw that or are willing to wait for it to come out in theaters, you might try the well-acted Encarnacíon (6:30 pm at Pacific Place)—but avoid the cheery Disney tribute Walt and El Grupo (4:30 pm at the Uptown) like the plague.
Only free after work, like us normal people? Head to Queen Anne for Momma’s Man (7:15 pm at the Uptown), a family drama directed by the son of experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs, with dear old dad in a leading role.
There’s a repeat screening of the excellent Tulia, Texas (7 pm at the Harvard Exit)—which will also be airing on PBS in the upcoming season of Independent Lens.
We’ve only reviewed two films in the late slot, and can’t recommend either whole-heartedly, but neither are they terrible: Sukiyaki Western Django (9:45 pm at Uptown), by Takashi Miike, and Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (9:15 pm at SIFF Cinema), by Hana, the other daughter of Iran’s beloved Mohsen Malkmalbaf. I’m sort of intrigued by Combalimon (9:15 pm at the Harvard Exit), a doc about an old French farmer.