Festival Tease: Explore the Next 6 Titles

Friday, March 31, 2023

Festival Tease

Take another peek into the movieverse with more Seattle International Film Festival titles just announced including a baroque puppet animation wuxia epic, heartfelt drama starring Penelope Cruz, special screening in honor of longtime Seattle Times critic John Hartl, and more.

Passes are on sale now and individual tickets go on sale to SIFF Members on April 26 and to the general public on April 27. The Festival takes place in person May 11–21 at venues across Seattle, followed by a week of select films streaming on the SIFF Channel May 22–28.

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Dir. Emanuele Crialese, Italy/France 2022

International megastar Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) leads this heartfelt, semiautobiographical drama (the first film in 11 years from acclaimed filmmaker Emanuele Crialese) as the mother of a gender-questioning young teenager amidst the shifting social landscape of 1970s Rome.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Dir. Jack Arnold, USA 1957
Sunday, May 14

When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Screening on May 14 in honor of longtime Seattle Times critic and SIFF supporter John Hartl.

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry: Underrated

Dir. Peter Nicks, USA 2023

Stephen Curry is one of the most influential, dynamic, and unexpected players in the history of basketball. Intimate cinematic video, archival footage, and on-camera interviews reveal Curry’s rise from an undersized college player to a four-time NBA champion.

Other People’s Children

Other People’s Children

Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski, France 2022

What does it mean to care for another person’s child? A single 40-year-old middle school teacher must ask herself this question when she falls in love with Ali and especially his four-year-old daughter in the latest from Rebecca Zlotowski (An Easy Girl).

Demigod: The Legend Begins

Demigod: The Legend Begins

Dir. Chris Huang Wen-Chang, Taiwan 2022

An ace acupuncturist and martial arts apprentice decides to treat the ailing Lord of the Five Mountains, landing instead in a deadly palace intrigue, in this baroque puppet animation wuxia epic that moves at breakneck pace, featuring swashbuckling warriors, scheming vassals, and benign demigods. And yes, there will be blood.

- Best Animation at the Taipei Film Awards

Food and Country

Food and Country

Dir. Laura Gabbert, USA 2023

Documentarian Laura Gabbert (City of Gold) and chef/writer/editor Ruth Reichl chronicle the plight of the American food industry in the wake of greedy conglomerates and the COVID-19 pandemic, talking to independent farmers, ranchers, and restaurant owners alike.

  • Date: March 31, 2023
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