8/28/2018 |
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A special weekend program featuring some of the world's best films - a unique combination of family favorites, recent arthouse hits, and new films.

Coming Attractions: Issaquah International Film Festival, September 15 & 16, 2018

Seattle - August 28, 2018 - SIFF, the largest film festival in the United States, is joining forces with the City of Issaquah Arts Commission to present the fifth annual Issaquah International Film Festival. The festival returns September 15 through 16, 2018, at Cinebarre Issaquah, 1490 11th Ave. N.W.

Admission is free! Reserve your tickets at The special weekend program features some of the world's best films - a unique combination of recent arthouse successes and new films - presented in the "Trailhead City" of Issaquah.

Saturday, SEP 15
1:00 PM
Supa Modo
In this beautiful, bittersweet, and profound film from Kenya, a town comes together to make the wishes of a terminally ill young girl come true-to help her achieve her dreams of becoming a superhero through the magic of cinema. (d. Likarion Wainaina, Kenya, 2018, 74 min)

3:00 PM
Dobara Phir Se
The unlikely love story of soulmates who just can't seem to be in the right place at the right time for the right reasons. (d, Mehreen Jabbar, Pakistan 2016, 127 min) This film is being presented in partnership with TASVEER South Asian Film Festival.

6:00 PM
The Guilty
Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this innovative, claustrophobic thriller takes place in an emergency call center, where a dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading to a frantic rescue mission with a phone as the only resource. (d. Gustav Möller, Denmark 2018, 85 min)

8:30 PM
On a remote moon, a teenage girl and her father search for elusive alien gems. But they aren't the only ones roaming the moon's toxic forest in this lean, locally made sci-fi western about survival and wanting to get home. (d. Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell , USA 2018, 100 min)

Sunday, SEP 16
1:00 PM
An exciting selection of award-winning and audience favorite short films curated specifically for the Issaquah International Film Festival.

3:30 PM
Ulam: Main Dish
In this delicious documentary, director Alexandra Cuerdo charts the rise of the Filipino food movement and the critically-acclaimed chefs bringing it to American tables. (d. Alexandra Cuerdo, USA 2017, 90 min)

6:00 PM
Place Publique
A famous TV host must survive a party where the guests include his ex-wife, current girlfriend, and his daughter. (d. Agnès Jaoui, France 2018, 98 min)


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 longest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 145,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 90 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 363 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 10,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year. # # #

Issaquah 2018