SIFF SIFF 2008: Two Days Left!
posted by June 14 at 10:00 AMon
Technically this is the closing night of the festival (meaning you get to “enjoy” the silly and blithely jingoistic (verging on racist) closing-night gala selection Bottle Shock [6:30 pm at the Cinerama]), but never fear—there’s another full day of programming tomorrow.
In the early matinee slot, we recommend The Fairytale of Kathmandu (11 am at Pacific Place). If you’ve already seen that, you might try The Island of Lost Souls, because if you’re going to see a Danish kids’ adventure film on a Saturday morning, it might as well be at the Cinerama (noon).
Next, head directly to the inspirational (and tremendously depressing) education doc Accelerating America (1:30 pm at SIFF Cinema). Already seen it? Try Days and Clouds (1:30 pm at Uptown) or Dan Ireland’s new movie, Jolene (2:30 pm at Cinerama). I haven’t seen it because I can’t bear to face a road trip movie called Jolene that doesn’t have Dolly Parton on the soundtrack.
Next, you should probably eat dinner and discuss (“What’s Yr Take on Cassavetes”: Best Le Tigre song ever?). There are OK movies in this slot, but nothing stunning, unless you have tickets to Alexander Nevsky (8 pm at Benaroya Hall).
Finally, head back to SIFF Cinema for Emmanuel Jal: War Child (9 pm). It’s another world politics doc, but compared to the stunning Trouble the Water, which I saw last night (Trouble My Dreams is more like it), War Child is downright upbeat.
Skip Donkey Punch (midnight at the Egyptian). Seriously? Who calls their movie Donkey Punch?