SIFF 2019 Highlights
The 45th Annual Seattle International Film Festival runs May 16 - June 9, 2019 with 410 films from 86 countries, and 46% are women filmmakers! Women in Film Seattle is a proud community sponsor of SIFF 2019, sponsoring the SIFF Local Filmmaker Meet & Greet and a number of WIF members’ films! We have some highlights below. For more information, including ticketing and passes, visit siff.net.
SIFF Local Filmmaker Meet & Greet, presented by WIF Seattle
Monday, May 7, 5:30-7:30 PM
Venue: St John’s Bar and Eatery
What a great way to kick off SIFF 2019: come and hang out with local filmmakers and toast our friends at SIFF! Join WIF Seattle as we raise a glass or two!
THE LONG HAUL: THE STORY OF THE BUCKAROOS
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Saturday, June 2, 1:00 PM Shoreline Community College
Directed by Amy Enser
Seattle’s all-male, country-Western-themed, slightly parodistic burlesque dance troupe uncovers their secrets and bares their soul (and plenty else) in this up-tempo doc.
Sunday, May 27, 2:30 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Wednesday, June 6, 6:45 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Directed by Wendy Jo Carlton
Hoping to add a little spice to their two-year romance, Seattleites Jenna and Kate open up their relationship to an alluring and enigmatic stranger, only to expose the cracks in their foundation.
OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS
Sunday, May 20, 6:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Monday, May 21, 4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Sunday, May 27, 1:00 PM Shoreline Community College
Directed by Jan Haaken
The daily lives of abortion providers who ensure that women have access to skilled, compassionate care is chronicled in this intimate documentary that goes behind the scenes of reproductive health centers.
PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE
Directed by Andrew Elizaga, Tia Young
The story of the indefatigable Patrinell Wright and her Total Experience Gospel Choir, an internationally recognized Seattle institution, told against the backdrop of the Central District’s gentrification and our city’s racial history.
STORIES OF US: CAMP SECOND CHANCE
Directed by Melinda Raebyne
Director Melinda Raebyne embeds herself at one of Seattle’s homeless camps over one winter, challenging public ignorance and humanizing a population that locals would rather neglect.
Directed by Tifa Tomb
An unseen force kills travelers stranded on a broken-down bus near Seattle. Biases ratchet up the tension when they suspect the murders aren’t random.
Directed by Norma Jean Straw
This narrative short follows two strangers as they undergo breast removal operations for very different reasons.