Cory Rodriguez's Picks

SIFF Programming Coordinator Cory Rodriguez picks some of his highlights from the 2018 Festival.

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Brewmaster

Brewmaster

So you want to know how to work your way into the craft brewery scene? Grab an ice-cold beer (or several) and come find out.

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Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Relive your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days of middle school with this charming dramedy from comedian Bo Burnham. Come for the laughs, stay for the awkwardness.

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

The GuiltyAn Austrian folk tale of witchcraft that creeps along with enough dread to fill the void left after The Witch came off the big screen.

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L'Inferno with Live Score by My Goodness

L'Inferno with Live Score by My Goodness

Experience an impressive 1911 depiction of Dante’s nine circles of hell, fittingly accentuated by some local garage rock.

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Looking For?

Looking For?

What do guys really find on apps like Grindr and what does that say about those who go searching? This thoughtful documentary from Taiwan strives to answer these questions.

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Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter

A heartwarming look at guide dogs in training to become man's best friend and his eyes/ears. Prepare for the collective "Awww"s from the audience during the entire film.

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Queerama

Queerama

If you're fan of Collide-O-Scope here in Seattle and you're interested in LGBTQ history (British in this case), then boy do I have the perfect mash-up for you!

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Revenge

Revenge

The only thing better than a revenge tale is one led by a woman and told by a woman. Thankfully that is the case here with this bloody and unforgiving manhunt.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

A gorgeous musing on the beautifully rendered music that Oscar®-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant) has graced the world with over the years.

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Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

This is going to be the wildest Centerpiece Gala ever! Don't miss director Boots Riley's insanely entertaining debut.

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