Parties, Galas, and Special Events
At SIFF we do far more than watch films, we celebrate and honor them!
Throughout the festival we present all manner of special events: tributes, galas, live music, and of course films with parties, to all within the SIFF community. Who doesn't like a party with fellow film enthusiasts?
USA | 2018 | 127 minutes | Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke directs this unorthodox dramatization of the remarkable life of burly singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
Sweden | 2018 | 101 minutes | Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson
An eccentric Swedish man decides to put his sleepy town on the map by assembling the world's longest layer cake.
USA | 2018 | 85 minutes | Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher
Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have carefully curated the best of their outrageous video collection to present along with live comedy commentary.
United Kingdom | 1986 | 116 minutes | Russell Mulcahy
Seattle's own DJ NicFit reimagines this cult classic with a decades-spanning all Queen playlist performed live on two turntables.
Italy | 1911 | 71 minutes | Francesco Bertolini, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Adolfo Padovan
Seattle rock band My Goodness provide a live accompaniment to the 1911 Italian silent film.
USA | 2018 | 180 minutes | Megan Griffiths
SIFF will welcome Melanie Lynskey to the stage for an interview featuring film clips from her career, followed by a screening of one of Lynskey's latest films, Sadie, directed by Seattle filmmaker, Megan Griffiths.
USA | 2018 | 120 minutes | Boots Riley
A hilarious satire that follows a black telemarketer who gains magical selling powers to shoot up the corporate ladder.
USA | 2018 | 120 minutes | Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant's sensitive and caustically funny portrait of disabled Portland cartoonist John Callahan.
United Kingdom | 2017 | 110 minutes | Isabel Coixet
A headstrong widow opens a bookstore in a sleepy village and encounters both pride and prejudice from the locals
Ireland | 2017 | 93 minutes | Nick Kelly
A Dublin drummer who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder befriends a 17-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome.
USA | 2018 | 93 minutes | Morgan Neville
Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Documentary | Documentary that focuses on the life and career of Fred Rogers and his inspiring influences on children.