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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SIFF 2008: Day 13 Recommendations

posted by on June 3 at 9:37 AM

If you’re a John Waters groupie, you’ve already taken off work to see him introduce the matinee of Cecil B. DeMented (4:30 pm at the Egyptian) and have tickets lined up to see him speechify at Benaroya Hall tonight. (Who cares about Hillary Clinton, anyway?)

If not so much, here’s what’s on:

In the matinee slot, we reommend the gloomy and wonderful Moby Dick prequel Captain Ahab (4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema), starring Denis Lavant of Beau Travail and Tuvalu.

Next, you might like to stick around for a meditation on Christopher Columbus by the 98-year-old filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira: Christopher Columbus, the Enigma (7 pm at SIFF Cinema). It looks pretty:

Christopher Columbus, the Enigma

But we also liked Mr. Big (7 pm at the Harvard Exit), about the shady doings of the Mounties.

Next, the “delicious” midnighter Mirageman (9:15 pm at the Egyptian) gets a slightly earlier showing for sleepy genre fans. And Brendan was telling me that he disagrees with Christopher’s assessment of Linas Phillips’s Great Speeches from a Dying World (9:30 pm at the Harvard Exit). I’ll let him fill you in.

We’re over halfway there! Just 12 more days to go. For complete listings and a convenient collection of all SIFF Slog posts, see

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I care more about Uwe Boll than John Waters.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 3, 2008 9:51 AM

Go John Waters!
And if you haven't bought a ticket to the Benaroya event yet but have purchased your Cecil B. DeMented ticket, you can use it to get $10 off at the door at Benaroya tonight.

Posted by sorryroger | June 3, 2008 9:52 AM

I'm seeing Cecil B. Demented, Mirageman, and a far superior (5 out of 5 by a friend) film Captain Abu Raed.

I don't recommend Captain Ahab, but the first half is wonderful.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 3, 2008 10:18 AM

Quite a few people I know want to see the Christopher Columbus film too, and I'm hoping to catch it, but not sure if I can. I've heard good things about Mr. Big.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 3, 2008 10:22 AM

Oh my, Mirageman is a glorious bit of gonzo. See it before it's gone!

P.S. I wish John Waters was my dad.

Posted by rbnorton | June 3, 2008 12:53 PM

..and if we want to have drinks with mr waters where do we go later ?
liberty, smith, quinn's,the crescent or the doubleheader ?

Posted by reverend dr dj riz | June 3, 2008 2:15 PM

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