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My Last Year With the Nuns

USA | 2014 | 77 minutes | Bret Fetzer

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 12.
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Seattle writer-director Bret Fetzer's debut feature is the story of local monologist Matt Smith as a young teenager, exploring the nooks and crannies of the heavily Catholic Capitol Hill neighborhood in an era of racial tensions.

Not My Type

France | 2014 | 111 minutes | Lucas Belvaux

Can love be sustained between opposite types? This across-the-tracks romance between a Parisian philosophy teacher sent to a small-town university and a local karaoke-obsessed hairdresser is punctuated by music that expresses the characters’ yearnings.

Obvious Child

USA | 2014 | 83 minutes | Gillian Robespierre

27-year-old Brooklynite Donna is dumped, fired, and impregnated in quick succession. Truth-telling works in her comedy, but can she do the same in her personal life? Hilarious turns from an ensemble cast meet Slate’s own in a swirl of biting wit, raw honesty, and sweet romance.

Of Horses and Men

Iceland | 2013 | 81 minutes | Benedikt Erlingsson

The relationship between man and beast is shown against stunning Icelandic landscapes in this offbeat comedy and North Country romance. The debut feature by celebrated stage director Benedikt Erlingsson is a symbiosis between horses, humans, and nature.

One Chance

United Kingdom | 2013 | 103 minutes | David Frankel

The crowd-pleasing true story of Paul Potts, a shy shop assistant who went from undiscovered opera enthusiast to superstar when chosen to compete on “Britain’s Got Talent.”

The One I Love - Encore Screening

USA | 2014 | 91 minutes | Charlie McDowell

June 8 | Closing Night Gala | Party at MOHAI follows the screening.

On the recommendation of their therapist, a married couple spends a weekend away at a vacation home, where their romantic rekindling takes a turn for the surreal. This sophisticated blend of relationship drama and "Twilight Zone" twists features outstanding performances from Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men").

Our Sunhi

South Korea | 2013 | 88 minutes | Hong Sang-soo

Sunhi is a smart, artistic-minded girl. At least that’s what the three men who fall for her think. This clever, upbeat film follows the effect charming film student Sunhi has on all the flustered, smitten men she comes into contact with, as she tries to get a recommendation letter out of her former professor.

A Patriotic Man

Finland | 2013 | 97 minutes | Arto Halonen

Sad-sack 50-something Toivo isn’t much of a physical specimen—or so he thinks. It turns out that his blood, rich in red blood cells, is a secret weapon that the Finnish Olympic Ski Team is bent on exploiting in the name of patriotism.

Pierrot Lunaire

Germany | 2014 | 51 minutes | Bruce LaBruce

Queercore provocateur Bruce LaBruce smashes Arnold Schoenberg’s titular melodrama—a cycle of 21 poems in a female narration—with Expressionistic visuals of a trans man lost in a world of symbolic fantasies and desires. Screens with Abigail Child’s Vis à Vis (USA 2013, 25 min).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

United Kingdom | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

May 16 | 40th Anniversary Special Presentation

The longest-running theatrical release in history, which premiered at the first Seattle International Film Festival, returns for a special interactive celebration that includes goodie bags, subtitled lyrics, and more. Don’t dream it, be it.

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