Seattle International Film Festival: Movie Week Ahead – 5/20 through 5/26


Upcoming Movies

Week 5/20 through 5/26

Tonight announces the North American premiere of Woody Allen’s new film Cafe Society, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Woody Allen and a bunch of beautiful ladies tripping over themselves to work with the ethically questionable but continuous surprising/disappointing director of classics like Annie Hall (my favorite movie) and Hannah and her Sisters.  This arrival is slating the beginning of the Seattle International Film Festival, where for three weeks Seattlites Uber, bus, bike, and ride those f****kin single-wheeled monstrosities to visit indie films before the sun returns in July.  My week is pretty booked–good luck finding me BOOKED–with theaters SIFF-related and not.  Feel free to reach out if you’d like to attend.


Closet Monster

closet monster

starring: Connor Jessup, Aaron Abram, Isabella Rossellini

dir. Stephen Dunn

writers: Stephen Dunn

Why?: LGBT drama with a hampster version of Isabella Rossellini!

Where?: SIFF Egyptian




starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts

dir. James Schamus

writers: James Schamus

Why?: Read and enjoyed the book.  Logan Lerman is good in my eyes. Ang Lee’s frequent screenwriter directing

Where?: Pacific Place




starring: Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Missi Pyle, Tim Boardman

dir. Nathan Adloff

writers: Nathan Adloff, Justin D.M. Palmer

Why?: Molly Shannon. Why not?

Where?: SIFF Egyptian


Tale of Tales

tale of tales

starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

dir. Matteo Garrone

writers: Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso

Why?: Cannes debut.  Intriguing trailer.

Where?: Sundance Cinemas


A Bigger Splash

bigger splash

starring: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson

dir. Luca Guadagnino

writers: David Kajganich, Alain Page

Why?: Swinton and Schoenaerts make me swoon.  High energy and erotic plot.

Where?: Guild 45th


Little Men

little men

starring: Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina, Greg Kinnear

dir. Ira Sachs

writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Why?: I’ve been loving Ira Sachs, and a family drama from the point of view of the sons seems a good fit for him.

Where?: Majestic Bay Ballard


X-Men: Apocalypse


starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and a ton of others

dir. Bryan Singer

writers: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris

Why?: X-Men is the only series (4 or more films) I’ve seen all in theaters.  Thursday nights releases are a favorite of mine

Where?: Sundance Cinemas


One Comment

  1. ooOOooo….Tale of Tales looks pretty exciting! Of course, X-Men too  thanks for the suggestions!

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