Meanwhile, SIFF Cinema brings back a couple movies that screened in this year's festival. Cienna Madrid greatly appreciated Pink Ribbons, Inc.
This documentary examines the disturbing commercialization of breast cancer and the public’s willingness to pink-wash and prettify a deadly disease instead of asking tough questions about how Komen spends its research money. Buying pink Yoplait yogurt isn’t going to cure your sister or mom—pressuring Komen to explore prevention measures and the environmental causes of the disease just might.
I did not appreciate the Danish squirm comedy Klown:
Move over, Hangover 2—there's an even crappier movie inspired by the freakish success of The Hangover. Denmark's Klown aims to take the from-bad-to-worse comedy genre—in which wit is replaced with dread—to the next level. Within the first 15 minutes, our hapless soon-to-be-a-father schmuck has mistakenly ejaculated all over his mother-in-law's face and "accidentally" been accused of child molestation. It proceeds from there. It's perfectly flat and never funny.
Elsewhere, there are a ton of outdoor cinema events, including the Elvis Presley extravaganza Viva Las Vegas tonight at Cal Anderson Park, the ABBA-meets-Meryl Streep extravaganza Mamma Mia! tomorrow night at Fremont Outdoor Movies, and the first two HarryPotter movies this weekend at the Seattle Center Mural Stage. (Sorcerer's Stone 9 pm Sat, Chamber of Secrets 9 pm Sun.)