For the fifth year, SIFF returns to Kirkland (May 30 to June 9) where it will open with Marcus Markou's Papadopoulos & Sons(with Director Markou scheduled to attend). Screenings will take place at the Kirkland Performance Center.
SIFF-Kirkland's Opening Night film, Papadopoulos & Sonsproves that no one does crisis like the Greeks. The audience-award winning feel-good comedy follows a London Greek family who lose it all in the latest economic crash—everything except a derelict fish-and-chip shop. Starting at 6pm, a reception catered by Volterra will precede the screening (May 30).
Highlights of this year's Kirkland run are David Lowery's acclaimed hit out of Sundance, Ain't Them Bodies Saintsstarring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster (May 31); the documentary Barzan, made by Seattle locals Alex Stonehill, Bradley Hutchinson, and Sarah Stuteville, an intimate portrait of a suburban family ripped apart by a terrorism accusation (June 2); celebrated ensemble narrative, Jump, a complex, wildly inventive and occasionally giddy tale from Northern Ireland by director Kieron J. Walsh (June 5); and from Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a film that has already achieved cult status among horror aficionados as a smart, sexy subversion of slasher films with a nasty edge (June 2).
Another standout is Somm, the riveting story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam. This film will be paired with a special wine tasting reception following the screening. Director Jason Wise expected to attend along with renowned Sommeliers (June 2).
A complete list of all the SIFF-Kirkland films can be found here.
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