It’s been an entire year since we were last privy to the great offerings of the Seattle International Film Festival – 25 amazing days of films! Tonight SIFF is offering its members a first look at what’s in store for this year’s festival and we are incredibly excited!
I hope to see Robert Egger’s The Witch, the story of a banished Puritan family in New England, 1630. They live on the outskirts of a large forest that is inhabited by a witch.
I had expected to see Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, but since it comes out on June 12th, it likely won’t make an appearance at the fest. But who knows, The Fault in our Stars premiered during last year’s fest on the early side and it saw a release date shortly after.
Another standout from this year’s Sundance that I hope we get to see is Crystal Moselle’s documentary The Wolfpack. Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, ‘The Wolfpack,’ the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.
Here is an excellent interview with Crystal Moselle courtesy of the LIP TV
What about you? What are you hoping to catch at this year’s festival? Let us know in the comments section and we hope to see you at SIFF 41!!!!