Day 9 of the Seattle International Film Festival opens the second full weekend of films with stories about con-artists escaping the law, young Spainish teens running away from their problems and a suicidal actor trying to escape life - but not before taking on monsters in a tenament.
"Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above" -- The people, landscape and cities of Taiwan as seen from the heavens. This non-narrative takes a bird's eye view of the island nation using aerial cinematography. (watch the trailer)
This film's final SIFF screening is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. PT at Lincoln Square.
"Living is Easy With Eyes Closed" -- An English teacher, pregnant girl fleeing a convent and a runaway teenage boy form an unlikely trio on a road trip across Spain to meet John Lennon. (watch the trailer)
This film's final SIFF screening is scheduled at 4 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown.
"The Two Faces of January" -- Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac star as a pair of con-artists running from the law and a scamming tourist guide whose lives become intertwined in Greece in this mystery-thriller noir. (watch the trailer)
This film screens at 6:30 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theatre, with a follow-up screening May 24.
This film screens at 7 p.m. PT at Lincoln Square, with a follow-up screening May 26.
"Desert Runners" -- The documentary follows four athletes attempting to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam, a series of human endurance ultramarathons in the least hospitable corners of the globe. (watch the trailer)
Director Jennifer Steinman is scheduled to attend this screening.
This documentary screens at 6:30 p.m. PT at the SIFF Uptown, with a follow-up screening May 24.
"Rigor Mortis" -- A washed-up, down-on-his-luck former horror actor decides to take his own life ... but before he can check himself permanently, his tenement building is taken over by ghosts, vampires and other supernatural monsters. (watch the trailer)
This film screens at 11:55 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theatre, with follow-up screenings May 24 and May 25.
Finally, these films close their SIFF run May 23:
- "Lucky Them"
- "A Wolf at the Door"
- "Beyond Beauty"
- "The Bit Player"
- "Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus"
- "Living is Easy With Eyes Closed"
- "Fifi Howls from Happiness"
For a complete list of all films screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 23, click here.