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SIFF 2024

It's a wrap! The SIFFTY-th (sort of 50th) Seattle International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night. Even though the festival is relatively truncated these days, running for a week and a half (un…
I noticed a recurring theme in several of the films I saw at SIFF: the preservation of art, culture, and ideas in a rapidly changing world. Whether inspiring, thought-provoking, or heartbreaking, thes…
Art can come from a source of joy, pain, or strife, as shown in these wildly different portrayals of creators... Rainier: A Beer Odyssey (6/8) Anyone who grew up or lived in the Pacific Northwest …
It's refreshing to see a variety of films about aging, where older actors are front and center, not relegated to supporting role. It's a no-brainer that people with a few years under their belts have …
What to see? What to see? The pared-down Seattle International Film Festival is shorter and leaner, but still filled with so many intriguing-looking movies hard it's hard to narrow things down. There …
Part of the fun of going to film festivals is enjoying the unique treat of watching a movie before anyone else... but fests also offer a terrific opportunity to see movies that are building buzz on th…
Sure, the math is a little squishy, calling this year's celebration the 50th Seattle International Film Festival. The first SIFF was in 1976, but founders Dan Ireland and Darryl Macdonald were superst…