Thursday, June 12, 2014

Best of SIFF

June 12, 2014

The Seattle International Film Festival’s 2014 edition has come to an end, which means that TVOR’s brain is filled with images from the many films she saw at the festival.  Fortunately, a few of these films will be showing up on screens soon.

First up for Seattleites is Best of SIFF, when audience favorites and award winners from the festival get an extra showing. They'll only have only one screening each at Best of SIFF, so act soon if you’re interested. Here are a few that TVOR has seen and can recommend.

In Order of Disappearance:  This was one of TVOR’s favorites of the festival, and she wasn’t the only only one.  Stellan Skarsgard is the avenging father in this Norwegian crime thriller, which is both bloody and hilarious.

Boyhood:  Richard Linklater’s latest is an amazing work, filmed over a twelve-year period, which tracks the life of a boy from first grade through high school in moments both big and small.

Borgman: Evil creatures vs. suburbia, and it’s basically no contest.  Funny, dark, and creepy, with some social satire mixed in.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: Very entertaining and absurd story about an old guy who really gets around.

Dior and I: Knowledge of or interest in fashion is not necessary to enjoy this documentary about a new designer’s first collection as the head of the House of Dior.

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story: He’s Oscar the Grouch too, and if you like Sesame Street, you need to see this documentary.

Keep on Keepin’ On: A valentine to jazz great Clark Terry, who has mentored musicians from a young Quincy Jones to Miles Davis to his current protegee, a subject of this documentary.

And there are more movies playing at Best of SIFF, ones TVOR hasn’t seen yet, so she’ll be there, in her seat in the audience.  Please turn off your cell phone and don’t talk during the movie.