The 39th annual Seattle International Film Fest runs May 16 to June 9. With over 400 films, there’s a little something for everyone. But 400 is a HUGE number. So, lucky for you, SSG Music has sifted through the fixin’s to bring you a handful of film suggestions for each day of SIFF. Be sure to check back each day for the suggestions of the day ahead!
SSG Music’s SIFF Picks for May 28:
Shadowed | 7:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
As a group of friends go out on a camping trip to help mourn the anniversary of their friend, tragedy strikes again and everyone turns into a suspect. Tensions run high when everyone’s past and dirty little secrets are revealed. This thriller was filmed in the Cascade Mountains and captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest scenery. Shadowed stars numerous local actors, including Tara Simmons, Conner Marx, and Sean Nelson (front man for Harvey Danger). Director Joey Johnson is scheduled to be in attendance.
A Band Called Death | 9:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
While most people in Detroit were listening to Motown soul during the 70s, three brothers decided to create punk like no one had ever heard before. A Band Called Death documents the history of punk-rock band called just that. The film captures the struggles the band went through during a time when black musicians were only signed on to a major label if they created soul or funk music. The band’s recordings were hidden away until 30 years later when it is discovered that Death’s albums are highly sought after. Following other recent revivals, like Rodriguez and Donnie & Joe Emerson, Death is having a resurgence of their music career. This is the last chance at SIFF for you to be able to see this extraordinary documentary.