SIFF 2018 - DAY 11 - MAY 27, 2018
Michael Ward on Sunday, May 27
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 11 has to offer you!
Day Eleven finds a jam-packed 25 feature films, 1 special program 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:
AFGHAN CYCLES | 90 Minutes - A fantastic. emotional, and inspiring documentary about the first Afghanistan Women's Cycling Team. See our review below!
AN AFTERNOON WITH MELANIE LYNSKEY | SADIE SCREENING - The fantastic Melanie Lynskey comes to SIFF, live and in person, for "An Afternoon with Melanie Lynskey." A career retrospective will take place, Lynskey will take part in an interview and audience Q&A, and her new movie Sadie, shot in Everett, Washington, and directed by Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths, will be screened during the presentation.
LET THE SUNSHINE IN | 84 Minutes - Legendary filmmaker Claire Denis crafts a story around Juliette Binoche, who plays a Parisian woman, recently divorced, who is looking for new love and new beginnings.
The Kids Are Alright? showcases 7 short films sharing a vast array of the teenage and childhood experiences facing today's youth, from breaking down walls, finding a voice, and building resilience.
Post-Gay Everyday offers 5 shorts documenting the LGBTQ+ community as the films explore themes of family bonds, starting new relationships, and finding love in unique places.
Through Her Indigenous Eyes shares 8 films with an emphasis on viewing life through the eyes of indigenous women from around the globe.
WTF?! delivers 10 strange and far-ranging stories that almost defy description. These short films push boundaries, think outside the box, and offer experimental, audacious stories that have to be seen to be believed.
SUPA MODO | 74 Minutes - If you see it, you cannot forget it. Supa Modo tells the story of a young girl, faced with a terminal illness, who has her community rally around her and give her the dream she has of being a real-life superhero.
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
MAKING THE GRADE
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
SARA MICHELLE FETTERS, MOVIEFREAK.COM | SIFF 2018 COVERAGE
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 25 FEATURE FILMS, 1 EVENT, AND 4 SHORT FILM PRESENTATIONS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)