The movie "Tanna" was filmed entirely in Vanuatu. (Photo courtesy SIFF.)

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016
Hedieh Tehrani in Asghar Farhadi’s "Fireworkds Wednesday" Photo courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

Iran film “Fireworks Wednesday” probes marital tensions amid Persian New Year celebration

Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.
Apr 20, 2016
Agrabah is not a real place. (Photo via Disney's "Aladdin" Facebook page.)

Poll finds support for bombing a whole new world

30 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats were in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from the 1992 Disney movie "Aladdin."
Dec 18, 2015
Former gang members work with A Better LA to foster peace being a bridge between the community and the police. (Photo by LTO, LLC.)

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015
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Straight Outta Compton: biopic on N.W.A. has relevance in Seattle

N.W.A.'s hip-hop was an important voice in black activism, that is still relevant today.
Feb 20, 2015
The independent Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle will show "The Interview," after major movie theater chains pulled out of screening the comedy set in North Korea and starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Phot

Columbia City movie theater to screen “The Interview” in Seattle

Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is among the 200 indie theaters nationwide that will show the nearly shelved "The Interview" on Christmas Day, according to entertainment site Deadline.com and the theater's website.
Dec 23, 2014
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Top 30 global health films to get you inspired

Global health gets a lot of attention in Seattle. But sometimes Hollywood wants a piece of the action too.
Apr 25, 2013
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In Iranian film ‘A Separation’ the personal is political

Iranian film A Separation, now playing in Seattle at the Egyptian, has been met with almost freakish levels of acclaim: Its scored 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, has been almost universally praised by critics, and is up for two Oscars. If you’re groaning a little inside imagining a foreign film that everybody loved because they felt like they […]
Feb 7, 2012