SIFF HONORS LOCAL LEGEND QUINCY JONES WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Rachel Eggers | 206.315.0683 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SEATTLE -- June 2, 2014 -- This week, the Seattle International Film Festival honors onetime Seattleite and legendary artist, musician, producer, conductor, arranger, and composer Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Three incredible events will take place to celebrate the many ways - often more than we are aware - in which our lives have been touched by his monumental creativity and masterful craftsmanship.
Over the course of three evenings, SIFF will present three events in honor of Jones. On June 3, SIFF presents an archival presentation of Sidney Lumet's searing 1964 drama The Pawnbroker, featuring a famous score by Jones. Then, on June 4, SIFF presents An Evening with Quincy Jones, with the Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute presentation, conversation with Jones, and screening of the SIFF 2014 Official Selection documentary Keep On Keepin' On, a candidly emotional look at jazz trumpeter Clark Terry (one of Jones' mentors) and Terry's latest protegé, Justin Kauflin. Finally, on June 5, we invite our guests to experience a thrilling evening of music at the Triple Door, featuring the Justin Kauflin Trio. Quincy Jones will be in attendance at all three events. Keep on Keepin' On director Alan Hicks, producer Paula DuPré Pesman, and subject Justin Kauflin will be in attendance on June 4 & 5.
Schedule of Events:
Tuesday, June 3
7:00 PM Screening of The Pawnbroker at Harvard Exit Theatre
Wednesday, June 4
6:30 PM Red Carpet for Keep On Keepin' On at SIFF Cinema Uptown
7:00 PM Tribute presentation and screening of Keep On Keepin' On at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Thursday, June 5
7:00 PM "An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio" performance at The Triple Door
Friday, June 6
4:00 PM Screening of Keep On Keepin' On at SIFF Cinema Uptown - no guests in attendance
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 450 features, short films, and documentaries from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 120,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.