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SIFFing: Parallax View’s SIFF 2018 Guide

[Updated May 25, 2018]

The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival opens on Thursday, May 17, with the opening night gala presentation of Goya-winning feature The Bookshop with Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy from Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet, and closes 24 days later on Sunday, June 10 with Portland-based filmmaker Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. In between there are (at last count) 168 feature films, 66 documentary features, 10 archival films, and 164 short films among the multimedia presentations. All told: 433 films representing 90 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.

SIFF Week by Week, Day by Day:

SIFF 2018: The best of the fest’s second week (staff, Seattle Times) NEW
SIFF 2018 Picks: Week 1 (Seth Sommerfeld, Robert Horton, and Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly) NEW
The 38 Best Movies To See At SIFF This Week: May 21-27, 2018 (Staff, The Stranger) NEW
12 things to do in Seattle (Michael Upchurch, Crosscut) NEW
SIFF 2018: week two highlights (Michael Bracy, Three Imaginary Girls) NEW
SIFF 2018 Preview: Week Two (Sean Gilman, Seattle Screen Scene) NEW
What’s showing at SIFF (Andrew Hamlin, Northwest Asian Weekly) NEW
SIFF 2018: The best of the fest’s first week (staff, Seattle Times)
SIFF 2018 Picks: Opening Weekend (Seth Sommerfeld and Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly)
The 22 Best Movies To See At SIFF This Weekend: May 18-20 (staff, The Stranger)
SIFF 2018 Preview: Week One (Sean Gilman, Seattle Screen Scene)
9 things to do in Seattle (Michael Upchurch, Crosscut)

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SIFF 2018: Stop me before I screen again!

The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival opens on Thursday, May 17, with the opening night gala presentation of Goya-winning feature The Bookshop with Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy from Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet. As in previous years, it launches at McCaw Hall and is followed by the opening night party.

24 days later, it closes on a local focus with Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, adapted from the memoir of Portland cartoonist John Callahan (played in the film by Joaquin Phoenix) and directed by Portland-based filmmaker Gus Van Sant, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian on Sunday, June 10.

In between, 248 features (including 66 documentaries), 164 short films, and 21 VR/360 works from 90 countries are scheduled to screen across 12 venues in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Shoreline. (These numbers are subject to change as additional films may be added at the last minute, and in rare cases films may be withdrawn or cancelled).

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