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Seattle International Film Festival 2014 day 21 suggestions

Day 21 of the Seattle International Film Festival celebrates pioneering musician, music industry icon and Seattle's favored son: Quincy Jones.

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"An Evening with Quincy Jones" -- The music legend will receive SIFF's Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation during the premiere screening of "Keep On Keepin' On," a documentary produced by Jones. Jazz legend Clark Terry mentored Jones and Miles Davis - and even now in his 90s, Terry continues to mentor emerging artists. This documentary follows Terry as he takes on his newest student: shy, young pianist Justin Kauflin. (watch a clip)

7:30 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown -- advance tickets are sold out, but some may become available via standby.

"Helicopter Mom" -- The featured film of this year's SIFF Gay-La Film and Party event features Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") as a well-intentioned, but meddling, mother who goes a little overboard in supporting her teenage son's gay lifestyle ... even as he begins to think he might not actually be gay.

Director Salomé Breziner, actors Jason Dolley and Kate Flannery are scheduled to attend this screening.

7 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theatre, with a follow-up screening on June 5.

"African Metropolis" -- Six filmmakers from across the continent of Africa share six short stories spotlighting the bustling cities of Africa: Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi.

Director Marie Ka is scheduled to attend this screening.

3 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown.

"Final Recipe" -- In order to save his grandfather's restaurant, a high school student enters a mega-cooking competition in Shanghai known as "Final Recipe." (watch the trailer)

4 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown.

Finally, these films close their SIFF run June 4:

For a complete list of all films screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 4, click here.