SIFF 2014 Opening Weekend Flick Picks (May 16th – May 18th)

by Jason of New Movie Friday on May 16, 2014

in Film Festivals

Seattle International Film Festival 2014 started last night with Jimi: All Is By My Side. Given that it was written and directed by John Ridley (Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave) and is about Jimi Hendrix who was from Seattle, it makes since to be the movie that kicks SIFF 2014 off. But, quality-wise not actually a great way to do so. Anyway, things get fully underway as of tonight.

So, I’ve gone through and read all the descriptions and watched trailers for most of the movies playing over the 25 day festival and picked out the ones I am most interested in checking out. I’ve broken them into four groups: Opening Weekend (May 16th – 18th), Week One (May 19th – 25th), Week Two (May 26th – June 1st) and Week Three (June 2nd – 8th) and will be posting about them at the beginning of each week.

My picks for Opening Weekend are The Alchemy of Film Scoring 2014 panel discussion, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO® Brickumentary, Canopy, The Double, The Fault in Our Stars, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Search for General Tso, Serenity, Trust Me and Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang. Follow the links below for ticket and venue information.

SIFF 2014 Opening Weekend Picks

  • The Alchemy of Film Scoring 2014 – May 18th for people into the music of the movies – @AdamGerhke hosts a panel of composers: Hummie Mann, Ed Hartman, Mateo Messina, and BC Campbell.
  • Beyond the Brick: A LEGO® Brickumentary – May 16th, 17th & 18th for people looking for a Creative Streak
  • Canopy – May 16th for people looking for something to Thrill Me!
  • The Double – May 16th & 18th for people looking for something to Thrill Me!
  • The Fault in Our Stars – May 16th & 17th for people looking for Love…
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show – May 16th for people looking to Face the Music – A special interactive celebration that includes goodie bags, subtitled lyrics, and more.
  • The Search for General Tso – May 16th, 17th & 18th for people looking for some Sci-Fi and Fact
  • Serenity – May 18th for people looking for some Sci-Fi and Fact
  • Trust Me – May 17th for people looking for something to Open My Eyes – Stars Clark Gregg (who also wrote and directed), Sam Rockwell, William H Macy, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney and Amanda Peet
  • Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang – May 17th for people looking for something to Thrill Me!

Any of these look good to you? What SIFF 2014 Opening Weekend movies are you looking forward to?

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