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SIFF 2008

SIFF 2008 film Sita Sings the Blues playing at Central Cinema

One of the biggest surprises I saw last year at SIFF was Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film created by Nina Paley.

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SIFF 2008 recap

SIFF 2008

SIFF 2008

Team TIG covered 17% of the feature-length films screened at SIFF '08.

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SIFF 2008: An interview with Erica Dunton, director of "The 27 Club"

Director Erica Dunton and I discussed her film, music in motion pictures and what may (or may) not be killing rock stars before they see cakes with 28 candles atop them.

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SIFF 2008: An Interview with Julia Sweeney of "Letting Go of God"

Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney

Sweeney and I discussed her film, our own atheism, how the brain works, and what she has on deck.

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Latest comment by: LanceThruster: "I just saw this last night on Showtime. I like her questioning attitude even when the answers (or lack of them) are less comforting than wishful thinking can be. Ms. Sweeney has been a regular at CFI-West and was always warm, personable, and engaging. She ...

SIFF '08: week three (and final weekend!)

Friday, June 13 was a lucky SIFF day, with two live-scored archival films providing a nice break from traditional festival venues and fare.

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Latest comment by: ChrisB: "I agree Chazz Palminteri was the best part of that movie - and he was the only male character that was not entirely a lecherous creep - and he just mostly was. Even creepier about that scene: during the Q&A at the Saturday afternoon screening, Chastain said that ...

SIFF 2008: Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock isn’t as ambitious and, unlike Altman, Miller is too afraid to fail that he relies on the aforementioned cliché and doesn’t take any risks.

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SIFF 2008: Mr. Big: an interview with director Tiffany Burns

Mr. Big screened at the Seattle International Film Festival in early June and Tiffany Burns was kind enough to find time during her commute from Vancouver to talk with me about her movie.

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Latest comment by: Dianna: "To the poster who asked if Burns and Rafay were gay....no. Well, let me restate that, Rafay is questionable. I went to private school with these boys, and even though I didn't "hang" out with them or anything, I did casually talk to them. Sebastian always had ...

SIFF Take: Encounters at the End of the World

It's been a good while since I've encountered such an unironic tribute to sincerity, philosophy, and adventure.

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Latest comment by: josh: "this is my favorite film of the festival to date, by far."

SIFF 2008: Tulia, Texas

If the county bans alcohol, just how do you think they feel about cocaine?

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SIFF '08: week two

I have found a summer obsession and its name is Savage Grace.

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