2013 SIFF Picks 5/30: The Kings Of Summer, Unfinished Song

Lindsey Scully / May 29, 2013

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!

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SSG Music’s SIFF Picks for May 30:

The Kings Of Summer | 4:00pm | AMC Pacific Place 11


When teenager Joe Toy tires of his condescending parents and their restrictive house rules, he decides to build his own home in the woods with two friends. The Kings Of Summer is a fantastic coming-of-age story telling how three teenage boys find themselves all while trying to be independent from their parents. The film toes the line of comedy and drama with numerous story lines toying with various emotions, from jealousy to heartbreak and anger to happiness. Lead actor Nick Robinson is scheduled to appear at the screening.


Unfinished Song | 7:00pm | Egyptian Theater


When brash, old Arthur learns his wife, Marion, has a terminal illness he becomes even more unbearable and rude. It is when Marion’s health steeply declines that he is forced to take her place in their local senior’s choir group, and Arthur learns that perhaps having fun and making friends isn’t so bad after all. Unfinished Song has several laughs (including the choir group singing Salt-N-Peppa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex”) but is balanced with numerous scenes that will tug at your heart strings. Be prepared for a roller-coaster of emotions.


Additional Suggestions:

Thérèse | 4:30pm | Harvard Exit

A Song Still Inside | 8:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown 

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