SIFF 2012 is Upon Us
Are you ready for some SIFFage? The 38th annual Seattle International Film Festival kicks off tonight and runs through June 10. This year, both opening and closing night films are Seattle-made, which is a nice local touch. This evening marks the Your Sister’s Sister. Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie DeWitt, the feature was filmed in the San Juans and shows off all that typically lovely Puget Sound scenery we all know so well: the trees, the water, the sun, the fog.
I don’t want to say too much–no spoilers!–so I’ll just speak about Your Sister’s Sister in vagueries. It’s a little film that’s about big things, like family, friendship, love, loss, and tequila. It looks and feels intimate–most of the film just consists of interactions between the three leads–but don’t miss the opening party scene which includes such Seattle Notables as Evan Mosher and Dusty Warren, as well as fellow SIFF filmmaker Mike Birbiglia.
Including Your Sister’s Sister, this year’s SIFF consists of a total of 273 features and 187 shorts, representing 75 countries in this year’s fest. All together, there are 24 world, 25 North American, and 16 U.S. feature premieres, as well as 56 short film premieres. The latest update (yesterday) to the SIFF iPhone app fixed login bugs, so now that SIFFter 2012 is up and working, start planning your schedule for the next twenty-five days. Ready or not, here SIFF comes!