Day 15 of the Seattle International Film Festival makes the festival more accessible to folks living in Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond and other eastside locations with the Kirkland Opening Night. SIFF films will screen at the Kirkland Performance Center starting May 29 through June 1.
"The Grand Seduction" -- This whimsical tale of a small town trying to impress a big-city doctor - so he will start a practice in their small villiage - is the featured film of the Kirkland Opening Night. (watch the trailer)
A pre-screening reception at Volterra starts at 6 p.m. PT, with the featured screening set to start at 8 p.m. PT at the Kirkland Performance Center.
"In Order of Disappearance" -- Stellan Skarsgard ("Good Will Hunting," "The Avengers") stars in this dark crime comedy described as a Norwegian "Fargo," which follows a model citizen's hunt for his son's murderer. (watch the trailer)
"Two Raging Grannies" -- Two elderly, scooter-bound friends decide they will not sit idly by in this documentary, which follows their attempts to shake up the financial system, recently rattled by the Great Recession, with some common sense and criticism of the status quo. (watch the trailer)
"Fly Colt Fly: The Legend of The Barefoot Bandit" -- Colton Harris-Moore rose to infamy during his two-year run from the law as a homeless fugitive who stole planes, broke into houses and traveled the United States - this documentary tries to separate fact from fiction surrounding the so-called "Barefood Bandit." (watch the trailer)
Finally, these films close their SIFF run May 29:
- "The Japanese Dog"
- "Love and Lemons"
- "Free Range: Ballad on Approving of the World"
- "The Rooftops"
- "What Now? Remind Me"
- "A Dream of Iron"
- "The Servant"
- "The Turning"
- "Pierrot Lunaire"
For a complete list of all films screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 29, click here.