Michael Ward on Monday, May 21
With the opening weekend in the books, SIFF hits his first full week running, with award-winning international fare, some thrilling and unbelievable documentaries, and groundbreaking, cutting edge cinema you can only see at the Festival!
Day Five finds us with 21 films across 7 different locations.
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.
BEAST | 107 Minutes - Mystery surrounds a drifter arriving in an island town and a quiet, neglected young woman who takes an interest in him.
DISOBEDIENCE | 114 Minutes - Oscar-winning director Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman) already has Oscar buzz swirling around Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams' performances, portraying two women falling in love in an orthodox Jewish community.
I AM NOT A WITCH | 93 Minutes - The multiple BAFTA nominee arrives stateside with a powerful story of a 9-year-old Zambian girl kept in a "witch camp" following an accident.
MOUNTAIN | 74 Minutes - Stunning visuals, Willem Dafoe's poetic narration, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra's outstanding score give us an essay on people's fascinations with conquering mountains.
THAT SUMMER | 80 Minutes - The legendary documentary Grey Gardens is revisited with new vintage footage, believed to be lost, giving us another glimpse into Big and Little Edie as they toil away in the East Hamptons.
OUR SIFF REVIEWS:
CATWALK: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW CIRCUIT
FREAKS & GEEKS: THE DOCUMENTARY
HEARTS BEAT LOUD
I MISS YOU WHEN I SEE YOU
ON CHESIL BEACH
THE RUSSIAN FIVE
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 |
TODAY'S 21 FILMS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)