SIFF 2014 Week Three Flick Picks (June 2nd – June 8th)

by Jason of New Movie Friday on June 2, 2014

in Film Festivals

Seattle International Film Festival 2014 moves into its final week as of today. I’ve gone through 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 have been posting about them at the beginning of each week.

My picks for SIFF 2014 Week Three are 4 Minute Mile, Alex of Venice, The Better Angels, Canopy, Calvary, Dear White People, The Future of Film Criticism panel discussion, Intramural, Leading Lady, Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy, Not My Type, Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, They Came Together, Too Fool a Thief, and What Is Cinema? Follow the links below for ticket and venue information.

SIFF 2014 Week Three Picks

  • 4 Minute Mile – June 5th & 6th for people looking for something to Provoke Me! Director Charles-Olivier Michaud scheduled to attend both screenings.
  • Alex of Venice – June 6th & 7th for people looking for Love… Director Chris Messina (TV’s The Mindy Project) scheduled to attend both screenings.
  • The Better Angels – June 3rd & 5th for people looking for something to Open My Eyes.
  • Canopy – June 8th for people looking for something to Thrill Me!
  • Calvary – June 7th & 8th for people looking for something to Provoke Me!
  • Dear White People – June 5th & 7th for people looking for something to Make Me Laugh! Director Justin Simien scheduled to attend the June 7th screening.
  • The Future of Film Criticism – June 7th Panelists scheduled to attend are Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood, Indiewire), Kevin Lee (RogerEbert.com), David Ehrlich (Film.com) and Kathy Fennessy (The Stranger). Moderated by Eric Kohn (Indiewire)
  • Intramural – June 6th & 7th for people looking for something to Make Me Laugh! Screenwriter Bradley Jackson scheduled to attend both screenings.
  • Leading Lady – June 7th & 8th for people looking for something to Make Me Laugh! Director Henk Pretorius and producer Llewelynn Greeff scheduled to attend both screenings.
  • Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy – June 4th for people looking for a Creative Streak.
  • Not My Type – June 6th for people looking for Love…
  • Once Upon a Time in Shanghai – June 3rd & 8th for people looking for something to Thrill Me!
  • They Came Together – June 7th & 8th for people looking for something to Make Me Laugh! Part of the Saturday Night Film and Party on June 7th with Director David Wain scheduled to attend. Out of all the trailers I watched for this festival, this is the one I wanted to see the most. Love a good spoof and this looks like it might just be one. Plus, love the cast.
  • Too Fool a Thief – June 4th & 6th for people looking for something to Make Me Laugh!
  • What Is Cinema? – June 4th for people looking for a Creative Streak.

Do any of these look good to you? What SIFF 2014 Week Three movies are you going to go see?

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