Michael Ward on Monday, May 28
SIFF wraps up Memorial Day weekend with the conclusion of ShortsFest weekend, as more than 150 short films have played the festival over the course of the last four days. Several short film package presentations will take place throughout the afternoon and evening.
The feature films also continue to give audiences much to laugh, cry, and shake their heads at, with diverse perspectives, stories, themes, and topics.
Day Twelve finds 25 feature films for you to check out 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.
BELLE DU JOUR | 100 Minutes - Luis Buñuel's classic 1967 drama about a wife who works as a high-class prostitute while her husband is away at work, made Catherine Deneuve a star, and has become one of the French filmmaker's most acclaimed films, being named one of the "100 Best Films of World Cinema" by Empire magazine in 2010. The film is presented in a fantastic 4K restoration and screens one night only at SIFF 2018.
THE BLEEDING EDGE | 99 Minutes - Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering return to SIFF with the powerful The Bleeding Edge which analyzes the billion dollar medical industry, and looks at how innovation prospers and makes the impossible seem possible. Then asks, what are the real costs?
Legends of the PNW showcases 10 short films spotlighting the unique stories emanating from the Pacific Northwest.
FutureWave Shorts offers 15 shorts made by filmmakers 18 years of age and younger, with films presented from around the world
Fly Filmmaking Challenge shares 6 films where directors were told to make a documentary film, only 7 minutes long, about an artist and the art they create.
ShortsFest Closing Night presents 6 short films programmers chose as the best of the best, which properly reflect the importance of the short film medium.
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
THE MOST DANGEROUS YEAR
ON CHESIL BEACH
PICK OF THE LITTER
THE RUSSIAN FIVE
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
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 26 FEATURE FILMS AND 4 SHORT FILM PRESENTATIONS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)