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Sunday, June 1, 2008

SIFF 2008: Day 11 Recommendations

posted by on June 1 at 7:50 AM

Fairly easy choices, this time around.

Kung Fu Panda opens in theaters next week and will be hard to dislodge till, say, midsummer, so don’t drop $11 on a SIFF ticket. Try the cheerily titled Polish film Time to Die (11 am at Pacific Place) instead.

Next up, a very rare chance to check out Josef von Sternberg’s über-bizarre final film, The Saga of Anatahan (1:30 pm at the Harvard Exit).

Then stick around for the equally ambitious local film Great Speeches from a Dying World (4 pm at the Harvard Exit), a somewhat-experimental doc by Stranger Genius Award winner Linas Phillips about lofty language and lowly circumstances.

The evening belongs to the Jordanian film Captain Abu Raed (6:30 pm at Pacific Place), which is, according to Brendan Kiley, “just as sweet and slow as molasses.”

Captain Abu Raed

And finally—assuming you’ve already seen the “Don’t Miss!” entry Bad Habits (9:15 pm at the Egyptian)—we recommend the distressing Blind Mountain (9 pm at Pacific Place).

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Kung Fu Panda was amazing from beginning to end - including credits!

5 out of 5!

The shorts today, sadly, were not as good as the Strange ones on Saturday. Even if the company was better.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 1, 2008 11:36 PM

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