This week: SIFF Cinema May 3-5

By Michele Costanza…bringing you a humorous view on consumer topics in an all-too-serious world


We are so fortunate to have the SIFF Cinema in Seattle, which presents films, unique events, special guests, and festival presentations at  two locations: the Uptown and the Film Center. If watching high-quality films is your thing, SIFF offers them year-round, with FREE PARKING! Who doesn’t love THAT?

Check the listings below to see if anything catches your eye for this weekend….

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Located at 511 Queen Anne Avenue North.

SIFF Film Center

Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms (formerly the Alki Room) just south of the Seattle Repertory Theater and next to the Vera Project.

Tickets, showtimes, and information: 206-324-9996

Free Parking:
414 First Avenue West
19 Republican Street (corner of First and Republican)

Monday – Friday
6:00PM – 2:00AM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
10:00AM – 2:00AM

Show your ticket stub to collect your parking pass at the Box Office and place it on your dash. 60 passes available each day.



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May 3 – May 9, 2013


Director Megan Griffiths shines a light on a sinister corner of the American experience with this highly emotional and harrowing true-life story, winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress at SIFF 2012.


A masterful creation, engaging our deepest emotions without ever toeing the line of exploitation.” - David Schmader, The StrangerCompulsively watchable. If only all issue movies were this entertaining.” - IndiewireFeaturing post-film panel discussions with filmmakers (including Director Megan Griffiths) and other special guests on Fri, May 3 and Sat, May 4!
May 3 – 15
at SIFF Uptown


Friday, May 3: Source Family members Makushla, Omne, and
Rain Aquarian in person!

A radical experiment in ’70s utopian living, the Source Family featured an experimental rock band, beautiful young people, an organic vegetarian restaurant favored by the stars, and a magnetic, white-bearded leader named “Father Yod.”


Climb inside Father Yod’s Rolls Royce for a zealous and hypnotic trip with intimate home video, photos, and interviews with the surviving members who reveal how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways

Opens May 3
at SIFF Uptown




Opens May 3 | Uptown
In his twilight years, Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of old age, and the news that his son has been wounded in action. When a young girl enters his world, the painter is filled with a new, unexpected energy.

Opens May 3 | Uptown
The latest film from Ken Loach is an off-kilter comedy about a group of petty criminals from Glasgow who hatch a plan to steal valuable whisky from a Highland distillery.

May 3 – 5 | Film Center
A look at Rittenberg’s turbulent years in China, which were like no other foreigner’s in Chinese history. He rose to prominence, called by Mao “an international communist fighter,” only later to be condemned by Mao as an “imperialist spy” and imprisoned.


SIFF 2013


2013 Festival Box Office  
The 2013 Festival box office is now open to everyone! Check out the complete Festival program and buy tickets online here.
Tickets are also available in person at the following box office locations:
Pacific Place  600 Pine St, 2nd Floor
Mon-Sat: 12pm-7pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm


SIFF Cinema Uptown  511 Queen Anne Ave N
Mon-Thurs: 9am-9pm
Fri-Sun: 3pm-9pm

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