SIFF 2018 - DAY 15 - MAY 31, 2018

Michael Ward on Thursday, May 31

SIFF pushes forward, with a busy week of guest appearances, North American and World Premieres, and the Centerpiece Gala screening of Boots Riley's Sorry To Bother You on June 2, a live score presentation at The Triple Door on May 31, featuring the classic film L'inferno, and the Opening Night presentation and gala at the Kirkland Performance Center, featuring The Drummer and the Keeper, on May 31.

It is going to be a busy week! 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 post Daily Journals to help enhance and inform your SIFF experiences for 2018!

Come back and visit our daily journals, see additional SIFF coverage from members of the Seattle Film Critics Society, and look for more and more reviews from us as we move through the remaining days of SIFF 2018.

At all times, you can purchase tickets at the online SIFF box office.
The sortable online film guide and daily schedule is always a click away.

Day Fifteen finds 19 feature films and one Opening Night Gala this evening, for you to ponder and consider.

A FEW CAN'T MISS OPTIONS FOR TODAY:

THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER | 93 Minutes - SIFF concludes their presentations at Lincoln Square in Bellevue tonight, while introducing the slate of films playing at the Kirkland Performance Center. From Ireland, the Opening Night film is The Drummer and the Keeper, sharing the story of a drummer in a rock band, rocked by a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. As he struggles to come to terms with his condition, he becomes friends with a 17-year-old, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. 

EVERY ACT OF LIFE | 94 Minutes - Terrence McNally gets the big screen documentary treatment in a wonderful look at the multiple-time Tony Award winning playwright, whose life is as colorful and fascinating as the productions he has written for the stage

NONA | 90 Minutes - A searing, visceral drama, Nona tells the story of a Honduran woman who falls for a man, who is headed to the United States. Nona joins him with the hopes of reconnecting with her mother, however she soon finds herself caught up in a journey that she never anticipated possible.

RUST | 100 Minutes A girl's missing cell phone changes the lives of a number of high school students in Rust, a Brazilian film that becomes a sobering, cautionary tale of school dynamics, politics, and bullying in the age of social media and smartphones.

SHOULD I SEE IT'S SIFF 2018 REVIEWS:

AFGHAN CYCLES 
AMERICAN ANIMALS
BEAST
CATWALK: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW CIRCUIT
THE CHARMER
DEATH OF A POETESS
FIRST REFORMED
FREAKS & GEEKS: THE DOCUMENTARY
HEARTS BEAT LOUD
HOT MESS
I MISS YOU WHEN I SEE YOU
MAKING THE GRADE
THE MOST DANGEROUS YEAR
MOUNTAIN
ON CHESIL BEACH
PICK OF THE LITTER
REVENGE
THE RUSSIAN FIVE
SADIE
STREAKER
SUMMER 1993
TEAM HURRICANE
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
CINEMASQUABBLE PODCASTS
KATHY FENNESSY | SIFF BLOG
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 KINNARDTHE SEATTLE TIMES 
RENE SANCHEZ, CINE SIN FRONTERAS | SIFF 2018 REVIEWS
AARON WHITE, FEELIN' FILM | SIFF 2018 CAPSULE REVIEWS | SIFF 2018 PODCASTS

TODAY'S 19 FEATURE FILMS PRESENTATIONS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)