Seattle Weekly's critical guide to SIFF 2003. • Movies A-E: From Abouna to The Eye. • Movies F-L: From The Flute Player to The Lover. • Movies M-S: From Madame Sata to The Sea Is Watching. • Movies S-Z: From Seaside to Los Zafiros/The Sapphires: Music From the Edge of Time. • SIFF Events • SIFF Shorts What I Wanna See • Brian Miller recommends. • Tim Appelo recommends. • Sheila Benson recommends.
Sun., May 25, 11:30 a.m., Broadway Perf. Hall
Directors including Frank Pierson (A Soldier's Girl) discuss the challenges of documentary filmmaking.
Mon., May 26, 11:30 a.m., Broadway Perf. Hall
Director Robinson Devor (The Woman Chaser, SIFF '00) conducts a read-through of his co-written Police Beat, slated to be filmed in Seattle.
Mon., May 26, 1:45 p.m., Egyptian
Ten local filmmakers were randomly assigned Seattle-related subjects for their five-minute docs. See the results.
An Evening with Ray Harryhausen
Fri., May 30, 6:30 p.m., Egyptian
The stop-motion animation pioneer shows and discusses Jason and the Argonauts (see p. 12) and his new short, The Tortoise and the Hare.
Festival Forum: The Female Paradigm
Sun., June 1, 11:30 a.m., Broadway Perf. Hall
Three female filmmakers talk about their gender as it relates to the film business.
An Evening With Jeff Goldblum
Sun., June 8, 6:30 p.m., Egyptian
From Igby Goes Down (the SIFF '02 opener) and many other films, the lanky actor gabs, charms, and shows clips from his long career.
An Evening With Julia Sweeney
Tues., June 10, 7:30 p.m., Starbucks, 1600 E. Olive Way
Local critic Kathleen Murphy talks with Yakima's own Sweeney (Saturday Night Live, God Said "Ha!").
Festival Forum: Music Masterclass
Thurs., June 12, 1 p.m., Broadway Perf. Hall
Record-industry exec Ian Hierons talks with composer Mychael Danna (Antwone Fisher, The Ice Storm)