Seattle Office of Film + Music

May 9, 2011, 12:47 pm
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SIFF begins next Thursday, May 19, and film buffs all over the city are already compiling their must-see lists. So what films should you make time for at SIFF? A good start would be to give some local love to films with a Northwest connection. This year’s festival boasts 17 feature films with roots in our own backyard. Be it the scenery (South Korean film Late Autumn was shot all over Seattle), the talent behind the camera (Steven Schardt and former Harvey Danger frontman Sean Nelson directed Treatment), or the subject of the film (If A Tree Falls… documents the Earth Liberation Front movement in the PNW, and Hit So Hard tells the life story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel, who was grew up in Marysville), there are definitely some compelling cinematic ties to the Northwest. Below is full list of films considered part of SIFF’s “Northwest Connections” program:

The Catechism Cataclysm, directed by Todd Rohal (USA, 2011)
Do You See Colors When You Close Your Eyes?, directed by Caleb Young (USA, 2011)
Hit So Hard, directed by David Ebersole (USA, 2011)
Holly Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, directed by Bryan Storkel (USA, 2011)
How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson (USA, 2011)
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, directed by Marshall Curry (USA, 2011)
John Carpenter’s The Ward, directed by John Carpenter (USA, 2010)
Late Autumn, directed by Kim Tae-yong (South Korea, 2010) US PREMIERE
A Lot Like You, directed by Eliaichi Kimaro (Tanzania, 2010) WORLD PREMIERE
Marrow, directed by Matt Wilkins (USA, 2011)
Norman, directed by Jonathan Segal (USA, 2010)
The Off Hours, directed by Megan Griffiths (USA, 2011)
Old Goats, directed by Taylor Guterson (USA, 2010)
Surrogate Valentine, directed by Dave Boyle (USA, 2011)
Treatment, directed by Sean Nelson and Steven Schardt (USA, 2011)
Winds of Heaven, directed by Michael Ostroff (Canada, 2010)
Without, directed by Mark Jackson (USA, 2011)

Visit the link above to read more about these Northwest films and where to see them during SIFF.

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