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Thursday, June 5, 2008

SIFF 2008: Day 15 Recommendations

posted by on June 5 at 9:25 AM

I have to run to a screening, so I’m going to try to make this snappy. There are a lot of good movies today—check out our full recommendations at

In the 4 pm slot, we recommend Call Me Troy (4 pm at the Egyptian) or Mr. Big (4:30 pm at SIFF Cinema).

Next, both Alexandra (7 pm at SIFF Cinema) and Brick Lane (7 pm at Uptown) are wonderful, but they’re opening in Seattle later this year. As an alternative, try Derek (7 pm at the Harvard Exit), about the experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman.

In the late slot, we’ve revised our opinion on Choke (9:15 pm at the Egyptian)—our in-house reviewer Paul Constant was not enthusiastic—so we’re sending you to Anvil! The Story of Anvil! (9:15 pm at SIFF Cinema) instead.

Sounds like you could spend all day at Seattle Center. Not the worst thing that could happen—that new Metropolitan Market has tasty sandwiches.

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Choke was awful. I never finished the book, either. I stopped at, I believe it was chapter sixteen, but it was when the nurse took him in the church and if I recall they started going at it. That book was all kinds of suck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 5, 2008 9:45 AM

So Brick Lane is coming here later? Neat. I read the book once and was vaguely bummed that I couldn't make any of the screenings. Now, I just have to wait.

Posted by Abby | June 5, 2008 9:47 AM

Top pics for today are:

Mr. Big
Brick Lane
La France

it's a great day!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 5, 2008 9:49 AM

Call Me Troy was fun and informative, but flawed. Informative, but not informative enough. The filmmakers had whole sections of the film taken out for fear of being too about the MCC (and, thus, not getting into schools or universities) yet had a lot of repetitive sound bites.

Still, the information in it almost trumps the lack of style/quality editing.

Posted by TheMisanthrope | June 5, 2008 10:45 AM

Choke is sold out, so no point in sending people to go see it :p

Posted by Chris | June 5, 2008 1:39 PM

@5: Some of our readers have passes, so--unlike in Stranger Suggests, say--I'm occasionally going to list events that are already sold out. Sorry!

Posted by annie | June 5, 2008 2:22 PM

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