Michael Ward on Saturday, May 26
SIFF moves into its second weekend with Short Films playing alongside feature-length ones, all weekend long. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the ShortsFest integrates into SIFF events and festivities, unleashing over 150 short films over the course of four days. The films will be packaged together in feature-length presentations and, like the rest of SIFF, represent bold and innovative ideas from all corners of the globe.
The feature films also continue to give audiences much to laugh, cry, and shake their heads at. A big slate arrives this weekend and below, you'll see what Day 10 has to offer you!
Day Ten finds a jam-packed 27 feature films and 4 short film programs today.
Here at Should I See It, we will try and see as much as we can, and share coverage from members of the Seattle Film Critics Society linked below. We are trying to make these Daily Journals one stop shopping for your SIFF experiences for 2018!
A FEW CAN'T MISS OPTIONS FOR TODAY:
BEE NATION | 78 Minutes - This inspiring documentary tells the story of six students competing in Canada's first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee, hoping for a chance to participate for the first-time ever in the National Championships in Toronto.
LOVE, GILDA | 84 Minutes - This highly anticipated and talked about documentary, regarding legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, arrives at SIFF with a touching tribute, told through archival footage, interviews, and audio recordings.
MAKING THE GRADE | 96 Minutes - From Ireland, this documentary showcases the rigorous exams that piano students take and the relationships they make with their teachers..
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST | 90 Minutes - Desiree Akhavan's second feature stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, and Forrest Goodluck as three gay teenagers sent to a gay conversion therapy camp in the 1990s. The film won the 2018 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Adventures in the Unknown showcases 7 short films from around the world, focusing on stories of people stepping outside of their comfort zones and taking risks.
The Family Picture Show offers 14 shorts combining live action, animation, and documentary filmmaking, with films suitable for all audiences.
¡Tapas! shares 6 films from Spain, which explore topical issues and fantastical premises, all documenting stories from all facets of Spanish culture.
Terror Internationale delivers 7 horror movie shorts, mixing the macabre, the suspenseful, and the absurd.
SUMMER 1993 | 97 Minutes - Our review is below, but Summer 1993 is a powerful story of a 6-year-old girl forced to live with her aunt and uncle, following the death of her mother to the AIDS virus. Autobiographical, though this did not successfully land a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at last year's Oscars, director Carla Simón draws a memorable performance from young actor Laia Artigas.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? | 93 Minutes - Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville returns to SIFF with a look at the legacy of the beloved children's television icon, Fred Rogers - "Mr. Rogers." Receiving near unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike, some feel the Best Documentary Feature Film Oscar race for this year may already be over.
SHOULD I SEE IT'S SIFF 2018 REVIEWS:
CATWALK: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW CIRCUIT
DEATH OF A POETESS
FREAKS & GEEKS: THE DOCUMENTARY
HEARTS BEAT LOUD
I MISS YOU WHEN I SEE YOU
ON CHESIL BEACH
PICK OF THE LITTER
THE RUSSIAN FIVE
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
COVERAGE FROM MEMBERS OF THE SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY!
WARREN CANTRELL, SCENE STEALERS | SIFF 2018 REVIEWS
PAUL CARLSON, ESCAPE INTO FILM | SIFF 2018 CAPSULE REVIEWS
SEAN GILMAN & THE SEATTLE SCREEN SCENE TEAM
BRENT MCKNIGHT, THE LAST THING I SEE | SIFF 2018 REVIEWS
MATT OAKES, SILVER SCREEN RIOT | SIFF 2018 REVIEWS
MOIRA MACDONALD, BRENT MCKNIGHT & JR KINNARD, THE SEATTLE TIMES
RENE SANCHEZ, CINE SIN FRONTERAS | SIFF 2018 REVIEWS
AARON WHITE, FEELIN' FILM | SIFF 2018 CAPSULE REVIEWS | SIFF 2018 PODCASTS
TODAY'S 27 FEATURE FILMS AND 4 SHORT FILM PRESENTATIONS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)