SIFF SIFF 2008: Day 21 Recommendations
posted by June 11 at 12:22 PMon
This afternoon, we unreservedly recommend Momma’s Man (4:30 pm at Uptown), but if you saw that yesterday, you should probably opt for the first-person Hurricane Katrina doc Trouble the Water (4:30 pm at the Harvard Exit), where I’ll be, since I failed to make it to the press screening yesterday. Manohla Dargis called it “one of the best American documentaries in recent memory.”
Next up is a drama Charles Mudede loved about race relations in Singapore: It’s called Salawati (7 pm at Pacific Place), and the director is scheduled to attend. Or you could chat up Variety film critic Todd McCarthy, who’ll be in attendance at his debut documentary, Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (6:45 pm at SIFF Cinema), about Cannes Film Festival’s ultimate publicist.
Last, we recommend American Son (9:30 pm at Pacific Place), a drama about being deployed to Iraq. Or if you want to follow up on the Katrina theme, you might think about The Order of Myths (9:30 pm at the Harvard Exit), a documentary about racial segregation in a Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile, Alabama.