SIFFing: Parallax View’s SIFF 2016 Guide

The 42nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival opens on Thursday, May 19, with the opening night gala presentation of Woody Allen’s Café Society (in its North American premiere), and closes 24 days later on Sunday, June 12 with Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker. In between there are (at last count) 181 feature films, 75 documentary features, 8 archival films, and 153 short films. All told: 421 films representing 85 countries (as of opening night).

Here is Parallax View’s coverage and guide to SIFF resources from around the web. We will update a few times a week.

* Updated Sunday, June 12 *

SIFF Week by Week, Day by Day:

SIFF 2016: Audiences give ‘Captain Fantastic’ the Golden Space Needle Award (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View) NEW
Selections for the Fourth Week of the Seattle International Film Festival (Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly) NEW
SIFF 2016: Highlights of the final weekend (Moira Macdonald and John Hartl, Seattle Times) NEW
The 11 Best Films to See During SIFF’s Closing Weekend (staff, The Stranger) NEW
Recommended SIFF: Viggo, Viggo, Viggo AND Viggo! (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls) NEW
SIFFtings 2016: Final Weekend (June 10-June 12) (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View) NEW
Some short SIFF reviews, part four (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak) NEW

SIFF 2016: Picks for Centerpiece Weekend (June 3-June 5) (Tony Kay, The SunBreak)
Some short SIFF reviews, part 3 (June 1-June 7) (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
Selections for the Third Week of the Seattle International Film Festival (Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly)
SIFF 2016: Highlights of week three (Moira Macdonald and John Hartl, Seattle Times)
SIFF 2016: Picks for Week Two (May 31-June 2) (The SunBreak)
SIFF 2016: Picks for Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) (The SunBreak)
Selections for the Second Week of SIFF
(Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly)
SIFF 2016: Highlights of week two (Moira Macdonald and John Hartl, Seattle Times)
The 26 Films You Should See at SIFF Over Memorial Day Weekend (staff, The Stranger)
SIFFtings 2016 Week 2 (May 27-June 2) (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View)
Some short SIFF reviews, part duex (May 25-May 31) (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
SIFF 2016 Picks: Week One (May 23-May 30) (Seth Sommerfeld, Seattle Met)
Seattle Weekly’s SIFF Selections (Week 1) (Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly)
SIFF 2016: 17 Highlights of week one (Moira Macdonald and John Hartl, Seattle Times)
Some short SIFF reviews, part 1 (May 19-May 24) (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
SIFFtings 2016 – Week One (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View)
SIFF 2016: Picks for Opening Weekend (The SunBreak)
SIFF 2016: Week One Highlights (Three Imaginary Girls)
Recommended SIFF: three picks for this weekend (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)

Spotlight Features and Commentary:

Lou Diamond Phillips embraces serial killer mentality for ‘The Night Stalker’ (Tom Tangney, MYNorthwest) NEW
Imaginary SIFF Interview: 5 questions with Lou Diamond Phillips (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls) NEW
SIFF Sitdown: Q&A with Lou Diamond Phillips (Joe Veyera, Queen Anne & Magnolia News) NEW
SIFF Interview: The Mads are Back (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak) NEW
Spencer Haywood (Tom Tangney, MYNorthwest)
SIFF interview: Behind the scenes with the Pistol Shrimps (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
SIFF interview: Streetwise director Martin Bell (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max (Tiffany Ran, Northwest Asian Weekly)
Megan Griffiths: A fascination with ‘The Night Stalker’ (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View)
The frightening origins of director Megan Griffiths’ new film, premiering at SIFF (Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times)
Megan Griffiths Premieres ‘The Night Stalker’ at SIFF (Tony Kay, CityArts)
Imaginary SIFF Interview: Megan Griffiths (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)
SIFFX Dares Seattle to Get Real About Virtual Reality Right Now (Charles Mudede, The Stranger)
Interview – Xu Haofeng – The Final Master – SIFF 2016 (Tim Hall, Seattle PI)
Nick Terry’s ‘Finding October’ at SIFF (Tony Kay, CityArts)
Empathy Device: The first-ever SIFFX arrives
(Jonathan Zwickel, CityArts)
Reel Grrls puts SIFF and Woody Allen under the microscope (Daniel Nash, City Living Seattle)
SIFF Interview: If There’s a Hell Below director Nathan Williams (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)
Why SIFF should not be celebrating Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society’ (Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times)
Portrait of a Survivor: Big Sonia (Tony Kaye, CityArts)
SIFF Interviews: Sonics legend Spencer Haywood (Chris Burlingame, The SunBreak)

Reviews and capsules:

SIFF 2016: Festival Roundtable (Week Two) (staff, The Sun Break) NEW
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: We Are X (Janice Headley, KEXP) NEW
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Red Gringo (Janice Headley, KEXP) NEW
SIFF 2016: Festival Roundtable (Week One) (staff, The Sun Break)
At SIFF: A New High (Tony Kay, City Arts)
SIFF Take: Tag (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: The Austin City Limits Story (Masa, KEXP)
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Yo-Yo Man and the Silk Road Ensemble
(Janice Headley, KEXP)
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Contemporary Color (Janice Headley, KEXP)
SIFF 2016 Mini-Reviews: ‘Weiner,’ ‘ The Last King,’ ‘Tickled’ (David Chen, /Film)
NWAW at SIFF (staff, Northwest Asian Weekly)
17 Films You Must See at SIFF 2016 (Staff, The Stranger)
Tom’s top 10 picks for SIFF 2016 (Tom Tangney, MYNorthwest)
The Stranger Says (Staff, The Stranger)
7 great old films you can see at SIFF (Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times)
SIFF Face the Music 2016 Preview: Presenting Princess Shaw (Masa, KEXP)
SIFF Face The Music 2016 Preview: Concerto – A Beethoven Journey (Janice Headley, KEXP)
A film about eating bugs might be the best thing you see at SIFF this year (Bethany Jean Clements, Seattle Times)
The Stranger’s SIFF Notes (Staff, The Stranger)

Previews:

SIFFting Through SIFF (Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly)
SIFF 2016: Woody’s latest, Viggo Mortensen in person, and 421 movies (at last count) (Sean Axmaker, Parallax View)
SIFF 2016: The SIFF 42 Floodgates are Open (Tony Kaye, The SunBreak)
SIFF 2016 Preview: Face the Music (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)
SIFF 2016 Preview: Northwest Connections (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)
Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Face The Music (KEXP)
SIFF wants you to party all the time (party all the time, party all the time) (Amie Simon, Three Imaginary Girls)
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Announces Rich African Pictures Program Lineup of Features and Shorts (Tambay A. Obenson, Indiewire)

How to SIFF:

How to make your way around SIFF 2016 (Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times)
SunBreak SIFF Pro Tips for 2016 (Tony Kaye, The SunBreak)

Official sites:

SIFF 2015 homepage
SIFF calendar
SIFF Films A to Z
SIFF 2015 Box Office
SIFFtv (video shorts and interviews from the festival)
Updates and schedule changes

And other resources:

The Stranger’s SIFF Notes
Three Imaginary Girls
The Sunbreak
City Arts
KEXP

A few blogs at SIFF

Should I See It?
Seattle Screen Scene
Den of Cinema
The Last Thing I See
A Classic Movie Blog

Schedule updates:

ADDED FILM AND TBA SLOTS ANNOUNCED!

NEW FILM:
The Love Witch – A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a vivid tribute to ’60s Technicolor thrillers.
(d: Anna Biller c: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, USA 2016, 120 min)
Screens Saturday June 11, 9:00pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
FRIDAY JUNE 10
The Night Stalker, 3:30pm, Pacific Place Cinemas
SUNDAY JUNE 12
SIFF Closing Night Gala The Dressmaker, 6:30pm, Pacific Place Cinemas
As You Are, 8:00pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown
The Pistol Shrimps, 9:00pm, SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Slash, 9:00pm, Pacific Place Cinemas


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