Short Films

Jealousy

France | 2013 | 77 minutes | Philippe Garrel

In this impressionistic black-and-white drama shot by Willy Kurant (Godard’s Masculin Féminin), Louis Garrel (collaborating with his father, director Philippe) stars as a Parisian bohemian struggling with infidelity, parenthood, and fringe theater.

Jimi: All Is By My Side - Opening Night Gala

United Kingdom | 2013 | 118 minutes | John Ridley

May 15 | Opening Night at McCaw Hall

It's Jimi Hendrix before he was Jimi Hendrix. Outkast's André Benjamin gives a magnetic, nuanced performance in this biopic about a rock legend on the verge of making it big. Director John Ridley and actress Hayley Atwell scheduled to attend.

Keep On Keepin’ On

USA | 2014 | 84 minutes | Alan Hicks

2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Documentary

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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This tribute to jazz legend Clark Terry, who taught Quincy Jones and Miles Davis, shows his passionate commitment to mentorship. Now in his 90s, Terry helps blind pianist Justin Kauflin (today a prodigious working artist) realize his dream.

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Denmark | 2013 | 97 minutes | Mikkel Nørgaard

“Cold Case” meets Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this electrifying first chapter in a series of adaptations from Danish crime writer Jussi Adler Olsen. Hardboiled detective Carl Mørck is assigned to a department of dead cases, only to become obsessed with the alleged suicide of a female politician.

Kinderwald

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Lise Raven

This visually stunning drama illustrates the journey of a man who must bring his dead brother’s wife and sons across rural 19th century Pennsylvania. The two boys mysteriously go missing, and the resulting search for them brings out the best and worst in the pioneering community.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

USA | 2014 | 104 minutes | David Zellner

When a lonely Japanese woman believes she knows the location of a buried treasure after watching and re-watching Fargo on an old VHS tape, she leaves her cluttered and mundane life in Tokyo to travel to Minnesota and find it.

Lady Be Good; Instrumental Women In Jazz

USA | 2014 | 80 minutes | Kay D. Ray

“How does it feel to be a woman in a man’s world?” Through archival footage and interviews old (Artie Shaw) and new (Quincy Jones), musician-composer Patrice Rushen narrates the oft-untold history of American women jazz instrumentalists.

Land of Storms

Hungary | 2014 | 105 minutes | Àdám Császi

A closeted, Germany-based soccer player, reeling after a terrible loss on the field, returns to his native Hungary in search of a simpler life, only to encounter complications with lovers old and new.

Land of the Bears 3D

France | 2014 | 90 minutes | Guillaume Vincent

Brown bears share the screen with the breathtaking vistas of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Guillaume Vincent’s exceptional new documentary.

The Last of the Unjust

France | 2013 | 218 minutes | Claude Lanzmann

Claude Lanzmann (Shoah) unravels the tale of the “model” concentration camp, Theresienstadt, through conversations with former rabbi and Jewish Council leader Benjamin Murmelstein, who spent the war years negotiating on a day-to-day basis with Adolf Eichmann.

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