SIFF SIFF 2008: The End
posted by June 15 at 10:10 AMon
It’s the very last day of the festival and I, for one, cannot muster a tear. Thanks for reading, anyway. There are no new films today (unless you count Head-On [9:15 pm at Pacific Place], which is making up for the gay Australian-Greek movie of the same name that mistakenly screened in its place earlier in the festival), but you can’t have possibly seen all the good stuff, so I’m still doing a slate of recommendations.
Next is your last chance to see Alexander Nevsky (2 pm at Benaroya Hall) accompanied by the Seattle Symphony. Don’t miss.
In the early matinee slot, we recommend Julia Sweeney’s Letting Go of God (4 pm at SIFF Cinema). She should be in attendance.
Feel free to stay at SIFF Cinema for… what I assume is the Golden Space Needle audience award winner for narrative film. (That’s usually what they fill the final TBD slots with, but the official press release hasn’t yet gone out.) Let’s hope, at least, it’s something as unembarrassing as Frozen River (7 pm at SIFF Cinema).
I’m not quite so psyched about the presumptive doc winner, The Wrecking Crew (9 pm at SIFF Cinema). Better than Be Like Others? Better than Trouble the Water? But it isn’t a terrible movie by any means.
Still, we’d suggest that you head to Pacific Place to see that replacement screening of Head-On. Wrap up your festival with a fantastic movie—even if it’s not exactly “new” in the starburst sense.