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An Afternoon with Laura Dern

May 17 | Tribute and Screening of Wild at Heart – May 17

Join acclaimed actress, director, and producer Laura Dern for a special tribute followed by a screening of David Lynch's Wild at Heart. Dern will be honored with the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting, and a Q&A before the screening.

Boyhood

USA | 2014 | 164 minutes | Richard Linklater

2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Patricia Arquette)

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 15.
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Richard Linklater (Slacker, Before Sunrise trilogy) makes a triumphant return to his independent roots with this dazzling micro-epic, shot over the course of 12 years, that tracks the evolution of a single American family through the eyes of young Mason.

Dior and I

France | 2014 | 89 minutes | Frédéric Tcheng

May 17 | Saturday Night Film and Party

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 14.
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J’adore Dior! This elegant glimpse into artistic director Raf Simons’ entry into the House of Christian Dior, and into the creation of his first haute couture collection, sparkles as an homage to the iconic house.

An Evening with Chiwetel Ejiofor

May 19 | Tribute Screening and Reception

Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the modern acting world's most treasured and versatile performers. Prior to the evening's screening of Half of a Yellow Sun, Ejiofor will receive the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. A Q&A with the actor will follow.

An Evening with Quincy Jones

June 4 | Tribute Event and Screening

Join acclaimed artist Quincy Jones for a special screening of his film Keep On Keepin' On, featuring the jazz-legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. Mr. Jones will be honored with the Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award before the screening, and will take part in a conversation following the film.

An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio

100 minutes |

June 5 at The Triple Door, with introduction by Quincy Jones.

Enhance the experience of the film Keep On Keepin' On by spending the evening with one of its star subjects: the exciting blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, with his Trio composed of drummer Billy Williams, and bassist Christopher Smith. With introduction by Quincy Jones.

The Fault In Our Stars

USA | 2014 | 125 minutes | Josh Boone

May 16 | Special Presentation Screening and Reception

Oblivion may be inevitable, but love is more than a shout into the void for Hazel and Gus, in this twinkling adaptation of the bestselling John Green novel.

Finding Fela

USA | 2014 | 120 minutes | Alex Gibney

June 6 | African Pictures Film and Party

Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti's magnetism reverberates through time. The social and political significance of his life's work is considered through historic clips and scenes from the Broadway musical "Fela!"

The Grand Seduction

Canada | 2013 | 115 minutes | Don McKellar

May 29 | Kirkland Opening Night | Reception precedes the screening

Rollicking humor and whimsical moments anchor this droll comedy about some Newfoundland villagers, led by Brendan Gleeson’s wily fisherman, who must convince a big-city doctor (Taylor Kitsch, “Friday Night Lights”) to save their community by settling in it. SIFF-Kirkland Opening Night!

Helicopter Mom

USA | 2014 | 100 minutes | Salomé Breziner

June 4 | Gay-La Film and Party | Party at Q Nightclub follows the screening.

Maggie Cooper (Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) is a loving but overbearing mom, who hovers over her teenaged son, Lloyd. She thinks Lloyd may be gay, so she supports him by setting up dates with boys, and submitting an application for a gay student college scholarship. But Lloyd is not so sure, and his mom’s meddling is making things worse. Actors Jason Dolley and Kate Flannery in attendance.

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