Michael Ward on Tuesday, May 22
And here we are on Tuesday, May 22, with SIFF rolling through the city, with award-winning international fare, some thrilling and unbelievable documentaries, and groundbreaking, cutting edge cinema you can only see at the Festival!
Day Six 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:
FIRST REFORMED | 113 Minutes - Some have called Ethan Hawke's performance here the finest of his career, as he portrays a conflicted chaplain struggling with his faith as he encounters a series of difficult situations.
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.
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.
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.
STREAKER | 93 Minutes - This absurd comedy from Switzerland tells the story of a part-time teacher and barber who create a team of streakers to interrupt soccer matches, and create a betting ring - not on the teams, but on how long the streakers can stay on the field.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS | 98 Minutes - An extraordinary true story of three triplets who discover they were separated at birth, while in college in 1980. And that is only the beginning of the story.
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
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 | SIFF 2018 PODCASTS
TODAY'S 21 FILMS (all images courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival, or film distributors)