May 16: Day 2 of the Seattle International Film Festival: the first full-day of screenings includes films about LEGOs, the battle for same-sex marriage rights, suicidal siblings and an iconic, if nefarious, transvestite.
"Beyond the Brick: A LEGO® Brickumentary" - Hot off the success of "The LEGO Movie" comes this documentary about the iconic brick-based toy. Co-directors Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge examines the massive, worldwide popularity of LEGOs, but why the toy compels people young and old to build. Narrated by Jason Bateman. (watch a clip)
Co-directors Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson are scheduled to attend the May 16 screening.
This film screens at 4 p.m. PT at Lincoln Square on May 16, with followup screenings on May 17 and May 18.
"The Case Against 8" -- The six-year effort to overturn California's controversial ban on same-sex marriage is the focus of this documentary. Shot over five years, this documentary won awards at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals. (watch the trailer)
Co-directors Ryan White and Ben Cotner are scheduled to attend the May 16 screening.
This film screens at 6:30 p.m. PT at Harvard Exit, with a follow-up screening on May 17.
"The Fault In Our Stars" -- Actress Laura Dera will attend this special presentation screening of this adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. An exclusive Tribute Reception for Dern will follow this screening. (watch the trailer)
This film screens at 6 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theater, with a follow-up screening on May 17.
"The Skeleton Twins" -- The one-night-only screening of this nuanced comedy-drama will also feature a Q&A with director Craig Johnson. "SNL" alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star as a pair of troubled siblings who each attempt suicide - then try to rebuild their lives.
This one-time screening starts at 9:30 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theater.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" -- The first-full day of SIFF ends with the first Midnight Adrenaline flick - which, appropriately enough, is this horror cult classic musical. Organizers promise goodie bags, subtitled lyrics and more.
This film screens at 11:55 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theater.