The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) run at Shoreline continues through this Sat., June 3. Remember to get $2 off the ticket price of screenings at Shoreline when you use promo code: SHORELINE2017 while ordering at www.siff.net
There are some fantastic films still scheduled here at the main campus theater including WOODPECKERS, a hard-hitting but compassionate prison story from Santo Domingo. Shot on location with real inmates, WOODPECKERS tells the love story between two prisoners in neighboring institutions who communicate through an elaborate sign language known as woodpecking. The director, Jose Maria Cabral, is scheduled to attend the screening on Sat., June 3 at 1 p.m.
Check out the lineup of Shoreline’s films and order tickets online here: http://bit.ly/ShorelineSIFF2017
Wed., May 31
6:30 p.m. – PYROMANIAC
Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg (INSOMNIA) returns with a slow-burn psychological thriller based on the true story of a fire chief’s son of who terrorizes his rural community with a series of increasingly dangerous fires over the course of a long, hot summer.
8:45 p.m. – 150 MILLIGRAMS
Emmanuelle Bercot’s powerful social-justice drama is a French ERIN BROCKOVICH story about Dr. Irène Frachon (Sidse Babett Knudsen), who discovers that a state-approved medication has caused suspicious deaths, leading her on a one-woman crusade to reveal the truth.
Thurs., June 1
6:30 p.m. – BECOMING WHO I WAS
After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a beautiful story of faith and unconditional love.
9 p.m. – THE LAST FAMILY
Polish surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski (Andrzej Seweryn) aims his camcorder at his loving wife and troubled son (SIFF 2014 Best Actor winner Dawid Ogrodnik), unfolding a subversive true-life family drama. Winner of four Polish Academy Awards.
Fri., June 2
4 p.m. – GHOLAM
Shahab Hosseini, star of 2016 Oscar®-winner THE SALESMAN, gives a mesmerizing performance as an enigmatic Iranian cab driver in London who strives to live a quiet life on his own terms until his mysterious past threatens to overtake him.
6:30 p.m. – THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
Adapted from the deliciously witty novel by Stephen Fry, Roger Allam gives a wonderfully cantankerous performance as a profane, drunken writer who takes a job investigating a series of unexplained miracle healings at a friend’s country manor.
8:45 p.m. – IN THE RADIANT CITY
Rachel Lambert’s incisive first feature, co-produced by Jeff Nichols (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL), is an intimate drama about a man who testified against his brother for committing a horrendous crime. Twenty years later he returns to his rural Kentucky hometown to face his fractured family.
Sat., June 3
1 p.m. – WOODPECKERS – Director scheduled to attend
This hard-hitting but compassionate prison story from Santo Domingo, shot on location with real inmates, tells the love story between two prisoners in neighboring institutions who communicate through an elaborate sign language known as woodpecking.
4 p.m. – INVERSION
After her mother’s illness worsens due to the air pollution in Tehran, an unmarried female shop owner comes to the suffocating realization that her selfish relatives are trying to control her life, leading to a personal mutiny against male domination.
6:30 p.m. – WINNIE
The absorbing life story of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who fought on the front lines for South African human rights during her husband’s 27-year imprisonment, in focus through archival footage and interviews with both her closest friends and those who hoped to silence her.
9 p.m. – AMERICAN FOLK
Folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth deliver elegant, naturalistic performances as two strangers who take an impromptu cross-country road trip in the days after 9/11, rediscovering the power of music to heal in the wake of an unthinkable national tragedy.