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Seattle International Film Festival 2014 day 8 suggestions

Day 8 of the Seattle International Film Festival kicks off festival screenings in the south end with the Renton Opening Night Party at the IKEA Performing Arts Center, which will screen SIFF films through May 28.

Lucky Them
IFC Films

"Lucky Them" -- A music journalist (Toni Collette) and documentarian (Thomas Haden Church) attempt to track down a legendary Seattle musician who notoriously vanished. (watch the trailer)

Director Megan Griffiths and writer Emily Wachtel scheduled to attend this screening.

This film screenings at 7 p.m. PT at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, which will be followed by an after-party event ... a follow-up showtime is scheduled on May 23.

"ShortsFest Opening Night" -- The SIFF ShortsFest also opens tonight with this collection of short films from around the world.

This showcase begins at 7 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown. For a complete listing of all short films featured at SIFF 2014, click here.

"Grand Central" -- Acclaimed actress Léa Seydoux ("Blue is the Warmest Color") stars as an engaged woman who starts an illicit affair with a co-worker.

This film screens at 7 p.m. PT at Harvard Exit, with a follow-up screening May 26.

"ALT World" -- This part of the ShortsFest program focuses on experimental and off-kilter films, designed to be unconventional.

This showcase begins at 9 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown.

"Burkholder" -- This low-key comedy follows a trio of old men and is a follow-up to the 2011 SIFF sleeper hit "Old Goats."

Director Taylor Guterson and many local cast/crew are scheduled to attend this screening.

This film's final SIFF screening is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT at Lincoln Square.

Finally, these films close their SIFF run May 22:

For a complete list of all films screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 22, click here.