Co-presented by Seattle Design Festival
SIFF joins this year’s Seattle Design Festival with an evening of entertaining, informative short films about a variety of design missions and projects: including the work of inspiring designers and craftsmen, the intersection of dance and architecture, the history of iconic public-use structures, and a new feature on the rise of the Maker Movement.
Opening Night Film and Party
USA | 2014 | 100 minutes
Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28-year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) finds herself squarely in an adulthood crisis with no career prospects, no particular motivation to find one and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend. Director Lynn Shelton scheduled to attend.
Director and Subjects in attendance
USA | 2014 | 106 Minutes
From Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal comes a film about second chances as two parents—one in Seattle and one in New York City—navigate the red tape of America’s child welfare system as they fight to regain custody of their children.
Dan Harmon and the Harmontown crew in person!
USA | 221 Minutes
Join Dan Harmon and "Harmontown" regulars–including Erin McGathy, Dungeon Master Spencer Crittendon, and guest comptroller Dino Stamatopoulos (Star-Burns!)–for their first Seattle episode, and a sneak preview screening of Harmontown the documentary, which chronicles their calamitous cross-country tour.
FREE tambourines and gummy bears for all!
USA | 2001 | 95 Minutes
SIFF and the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival team up to for a special midnight celebration of John Cameron Mitchell’s iconic drag-rock movie musical, back on the big screen in this special sing along show–complete with FREE tambourines and gummy bears for all! Dress up in your biggest wigs and craziest heels, bring your back-up group, and join in with The Angry Inch. But for Pete's sake do not put a bra in a dryer. It warps!
With live Quidditch demonstration!
USA | 2014 | 89 Minutes
Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a physically demanding, real-life sport, Quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. Before the film we'll have a live Quidditch demonstration (to show you how it's done), Potter-themed trivia, and a challenging "catch the snitch" competition.
Live, original score performed by James Whetzel
Russia | 1929 | 68 Minutes
After performing at SIFF Cinema in March of this year, musician James Whetzel headed to Kickstarter and successfully raised the funds for a recorded version of his unique and inspiring original soundtrack for one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece The Man With a Movie Camera. He returns for this special encore presentation.