Andy Spletzer's Picks

SIFF Programmer Andy Spletzer picks some of his highlights from the 2018 Festival.

Andy Spletzer

Antonio Lopez 1970 - Sex Fashion and Disco

Antonio Lopez 1970 - Sex Fashion and Disco

The story is more about late-'60s NY art and fashion world than Lopez himself, and that's okay! This loving portrait of the era includes interviews with Jessica Lange and the fantastic Bill Cunningham.

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

I enjoyed the movie Frank, I've enjoyed hearing author Jon Ronson talk about being in Frank's band on NPR, and now I can't wait to see this documentary about the man in the papier-mâché head.

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Godard Mon Amour

Godard Mon Amour

A comedy about Jean-Luc Godard making La Chinoise, falling for lead actress Anne Wiazemsky, and his turn toward political filmmaking. Made by the guy who wrote and directed The Artist and based upon Wiazemsky's book.

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The Greenaway Alphabet

The Greenaway Alphabet

This artfully built portrait of Peter Greenaway manages to dig into his personal life by exploiting the techniques he employs in his own films. It's a playful documentary that works as an effective primer on his work.

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In Praise of Nothing

In Praise of Nothing

62 cinematographers were given the assignment to "shoot nothing," and the footage they returned is narrated-in rhyme-by none other than punk icon Iggy Pop.

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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

It's like an Andy Warhol screen test if Warhol was obsessed with educational tennis films. Here the star is previously unseen footage of John McEnroe at the height of his skills, leading up to his match against Ivan Lendl at the French Open in 1984.

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Prospect

Prospect

This acclaimed sci-fi story was shot in and about Seattle and is yet another movie that shows the beauty and the talent that abides in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sadie

Sadie

A new Megan Griffiths film? Yes, please. She's a filmmaker who puts real people onscreen and makes you care about them in the best possible way.

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Vivien Westwood was the designer who helped define the fashion of punk rock, having dressed the Sex Pistols back in the day, and she has kept that iconoclastic spirit alive in her work. It's another fashion doc that's more about the spirit of the times.

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