Northwest Connections

Each year, SIFF honors the many ways in which the Puget Sound region contributes to the world of cinema, whether it acts as an evocative location for outside filmmakers or as inspiration for local filmmakers ready to strut their stuff.

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USA | 2021 | 93 minutes | J. Rick Castañeda

April 8 - 18, 2021

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In a comedy that could only have come out of the Pacific Northwest, a lonely data entry clerk discovers a secret door in the office and stumbles upon the world of competitive champion folder filing.

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All Those Small Things

USA | 2021 | 107 minutes | Andrew Hyatt

April 8 - 18, 2021

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In this strong character piece from Rebel Kat Productions, James Faulkner ("Game of Thrones") stars as a British game show host who, reeling from the death of a close friend, journeys to the Pacific Northwest in search of meaning.

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East of the Mountains

USA | 2021 | 93 minutes | SJ Chiro

April 8 - 18, 2021

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Local filmmaker SJ Chiro directs Tom Skerritt in this heartrending tale, based on the novel by David Guterson ("Snow Falling on Cedars"), about a terminally ill, retired heart surgeon who journeys back to Eastern Washington to end his life.

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Potato Dreams of America

USA | 2021 | 95 minutes | Wes Hurley

April 8 - 18, 2021

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From Wes Hurley, the creator of famed local webseries “Capitol Hill,” comes an autobiographical coming-of-age dark comedy about a young closeted Russian boy in the disintegrating USSR who moves to Seattle with his prison doctor-turned-mail-order bride single mother.

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Super Frenchie

USA | 2020 | 77 minutes | Chase Ogden

April 8 - 18, 2021

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This thrilling documentary delves into Matthias Giraud’s personal and professional lives, where he juggles his passion for extreme sports with his duties as a devoted husband and father.

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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

USA | 2021 | 117 minutes | Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

April 8 - 18, 2021

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Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, ACLU deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

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A Tribute to Tom Skerritt

April 15, 2021

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SIFF 2021 Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award Presented by Wells Fargo Private and Commercial Bank

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