SIFF 2015: My Anticipated Films

SIFF 2015: Most Anticipated Films

The 2015 Seattle International Film Festival’s lineup has been announced.  The country’s largest film festival will run from May 14 to June 17 and will feature films from summer blockbusters like Spy and Inside Out, to Sundance favorites such as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, to foreign films possibly never to be seen in the US again.  Sifting through the plethora of options for this year’s festival, I’ve compiled those I’m most anticipating.  Check out the full alphabetical list of films here.

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US Releases

The Automatic Hate – Supposed relative reveals long hidden secrets.

  • May 24, 8:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 25, 11:30 AM: SIFF Uptown

Beach Town – Seattle filmed story of broken down beach town living.

  • June 2, 6:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • June 4, 4:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

Before We Go – Chris Evan’s directorial debut.  Strangers meet at Grand Central for a Manhattan adventure.

  • May 22, 9:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 23, 8:30 PM: Lincoln Square

Boulevard – Robin Williams plays gay and hunts for a younger man, despite his family at home.

  • May 21, 7:00 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 28, 9:30 PM: Harvard Exit

End of the Tour – Journalist interviews author David Foster Wallace on the tail end of his “Infinite Jest” tour

  • May 30, 5:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 31, 2:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

Experimenter – Psychologist Stanley Milgram studies obedience in ways E.L. James wishes she could’ve written.

  • June 4, 6:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • June 6, 1:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Fourth Man Out – Gay mechanic comes out to his small town fmaily.

  • May 30, 7:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 31, 2:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • June 6, 2:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

H. – Strange events occur after supposed meteor strike

  • May 25, 6:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 28, 4:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

I Am Michael – Mixed reviews, but interested in the drama of gay rights activity turning ex-gay.

  • May 22, 6:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 23, 4:15 PM: SIFF Egyptian

I’ll See You in My Dreams – Blythe Danner falls for a smooth Sam Elliott.

  • May 17, 5:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 18, 4:15 PM: Harvard Exit

Krisha – Unstable woman tries to reconnect with her family.

  • May 30, 8:45 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 31, 11:00 AM: Harvard Exit

Manson Family Vacation – Very different brothers tour Manson family sites.

  • May 16, 9:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 17, 4:30 PM: Harvard Exit

Me and Girl and the Dying Girl – Aspiring filmmakers of odd remakes befriend cancer ridden classmate.  Read about my adaptation thoughts

  • May 16, 6:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 17, 2:30 PM: SIFF Cinema Uptown

Mr. Holmes – Aged Sherlock Holmes investigates a 30-year-old mystery.

  • May 29, 7:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 31, 4:00 PM: AMC Pacific Place

Sleeping with Other People – Alison Brie and Jason Sudekis have relationship issues.

  • June 5, 9:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 7, 4:00 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Tangerine – Trans prositutes takes a wild night in L.A.

  • June 4, 7:00 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 7, 6:15 PM: Harvard Exit

Time Out of Mind – Richard Gere plays homeless man reconnecting with his estranged daughter.

  • May 22, 7:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 23, 1:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Unexpected – Teacher and student bond after both discover unexpected pregnancies.

  • May 22, 7:00 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 23, 3:30 PM: Lincoln Square

When Animals Dream

Foreign Releases

1001 Grams (Norway) – Scientist at a conference in Paris finds love.

  • May 15, 4:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 17, 9:30 PM: Harvard Exit

Accused (Netherlands) – “Angel of Death” nurse explores miscarriages of justice.

  • May 15, 4:00 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 17, 7:00 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 22, 3:30 PM: Lincoln Square

Alleluia (Belgium) – Lonely Hearts Killers wind up in messy murders.

  • May 16, 8:30 PM: Lincoln Square
  • May 23, 9:45 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Behavior (Cuba) – Controversial Cuban film.  About teacher under fire for attempting to release troubled student.

  • May 15, 3:30 PM: Lincoln Square
  • May 17, 6:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 19, 3:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

Blind (Norway) – Recently blind woman explores her imagination.

  • May 20, 9:00 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 26, 3:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

The Blue Hour (Thailand) – Gay teen meets stranger online that leads to spookier than expected outcomes.

  • May 30, 9:45 PM: Harvard Exit
  • June 7, 8:30 PM: Harvard Exit

Charlie’s Country (Australia) – David Gulpilil plays an Aboriginal man returning to the outback.

  • May 15, 4:00 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 16, 9:30 PM: Harvard Exit

Chatty Catties – Ever feel like your cat is judging you?  This movie brings their voice to life.

  • May 30, 9:30 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 31, 11:30 AM: SIFF Uptown

Circle – Scifi thriller where captives must decide the fate of the others in an ominously guarded death game.

  • May 28, 9:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 29, 1:15 PM: SIFF Uptown

Cub (Belgium) – Cub scouts get snared in traps in a seemingly normal camping trip.

  • May 29, 11:55 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 3, 9:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place

The Dark Horse (New Zealand) – Chess instructor Genesis Potini inspires thousands of Maori kids with the game.

  • May 30, 6:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • June 3, 4:00 PM: Harvard Exit

Deathgasm (New Zealand) – Heavy metal bands battles satan.  Gory absurdity.

  • May 15, 11:55 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 7, 9:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Elephant Song (Canada) – Xavier Dolan kills his mom again, but someone else wrote it for once.

  • May 22, 3:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 28, 9:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

Free Fall (Hungary) – Defying death, an elderly woman explores the life of her neighbors.

  • May 17, 11:00 AM: Harvard Exit
  • May 22, 6:30 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 26, 9:00 PM: Lincoln Square

Guidance (Canada) – Former child star fakes being a guidance counselor.

  • May 15, 9:30 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 16, 3:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

The Hallow (Ireland) – Couple must save themselves and newborn from creatures in the woods.

  • May 16, 11:55 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 20, 8:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

I Kissed a Girl (France) – Gay man unexpectedly falls for mysterious woman.

  • May 29, 6:00 PM: Lincoln Square
  • June 6, 9:45 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 7, 1:30 PM: Harvard Exit

In the Grayscale (Chile) – Architect on break from his marriage falls for a man in Santiago while researching his next project.

  • May 18, 9:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 26, 9:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place

Love at First Fight (France) – Boot camp leads to intense romance.

  • June 4, 4:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 5, 9:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart (France) – Police officer/serial killer investigates his own crimes.

  • May 31, 9:45 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 2, 9:45 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 3, 8:30 PM: Kirkland Performance Center

Paris of the North (Iceland) – Elderly father interupts son’s fresh start.

  • May 15, 11:30 AM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 19, 9:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 21, 3:30 PM: Lincoln Square

Short Skin (Italy) – Teen tries to lose virginity despite the pain his penis experiences when touched.

  • May 25, 6:00 PM: Lincoln Square
  • May 31, 7:00 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • June 1, 4:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

When Animals Dream (Denmark) – Coming of age turns into a werewolf nightmare for young woman.

  • June 5, 11:55 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • June 6, 9:30 PM: Harvard Exit

When Marnie Was There (Japan) – Shy teen befriends otherworldly girl.

  • May 16, 10:00 AM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 20, 7:00 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Xenia (Greece) – Gay teen and his fame desiring brother take surreal roadtrip.

  • May 23, 9:45 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 26, 3:30 PM: Harvard Exit

Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

Animated, Documentary, and Shorts

Animation4Adults – Just what it sounds like.

  • May 24, 9:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

Best of Enemies – Gore Vidal/William F. Buckley debates during 1968 political conventions.

  • May 16, 6:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 17, 1:30 PM: AMC Pacific Place

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – Animated adaptation of the classic Eastern poem.  Contender for Animated Oscar

  • May 21, 7:00 PM: AMC Pacific Place
  • May 25, 2:00 PM: Harvard Exit

Different Strokes – Varied shorts of the different ways relationships work for others

  • May 24, 6:00 PM: SIFF Uptown

The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor – Academy Award winner and activist’s life explored.

  • June 5, 6:00 PM: Kirkland Performance Center
  • June 6, 12:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

The Nightmare – Documentary about sleep paralysis.

  • May 22, 11:55 PM: SIFF Egyptian
  • May 25, 7:30 PM: SIFF Uptown

Racing Extinction – Director of The Cove covers human effect on extinction.

  • May 24, 2:30 PM: Renton Performance Center
  • May 29, 7:15 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • May 30, 2:30 PM: SIFF Egyptian

Tab Hunter Confidential – 50’s heartthrob hides his sexuality from his adoring fandom.

  • May 15, 7:00 PM: Harvard Exit
  • May 16, 11:00 AM: Harvard Exit

The Wolfpack – Boys locked away from the world live through cinema.

  • June 5, 7:00 PM: SIFF Uptown
  • June 6, 11:00 AM: SIFF Egyptian

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One Comment

  1. Hi there! Thanks for listing Beach Town as an anticipate film at SIFF! Hope to see you there at one of the shows!
    Best regards
    Erik Hammen – director – Beach Town

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