SIFF 2015

SIFF BannerThe 41st Seattle International Film Festival is here! With 450 films at the ready, the festival is bigger and more prolific than ever before. Parties, galas, interviews, red carpet events, and big adventures await.

The festival runs from May 14 through June 7 and for all the details, visit the home of the Seattle International Film Festival,

This year, Should I See It will be tackling SIFF for the first time, providing a mix of capsule reviews, updates, links to the awesome SIFF-related episodes of the CinemaSquabble Podcast, links and highlights from other Seattle-area film writers and reviewers, our take on films playing the festival, and other notifications of one-of-a-kind events taking place this year. The 2015 slate of film screenings will canvass several theaters in and around Seattle, as well as nearby cities Bellevue, Kirkland, and Renton. Larger than ever, there is absolutely something for everyone at this year’s festival.


3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

The Automatic Hate

The Best Of Enemies

A Blast

Charlie’s Country

Chatty Catties

Corn Island

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films

Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands

Gemma Bovery

The Little Death

The Look Of Silence 

Love & Mercy


A Matter Of Interpretation

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Meet The Patels

Peoples, Places, Things


A Rising Tide

Set Fire To The Stars

Shaun The Sheep Movie

Short Skin

Sleeping With Other People

Slow West

Those People


Under Construction

Wet Bum

When Marnie Was There


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Tim Hall, The Seattle Times’ People’s Critic, offers another portal of terrific reviews and interviews from SIFF 2015…

Seattle Weekly’s Brian Miller looks at the final week of SIFF 2015!

Seattle website The SunBreak has a ton of SIFF coverage to read and review!

FilmJabber counts down the Top 10 Films They Watched At SIFF 2015

Final Week Recommendations From The Seattle Times…

Erik Samdahl and turned the review machine over to his mother, a huge movie fan who reviewed several international offerings from the festival so far!

Paul Carlson from offers daily suggestions on what to see at SIFF…

Sara Michelle Fetters, Brian Zitzelman, Adam Gehrke and special guest Matt Oakes of Silver Screen Riot talk new movies and SIFF 2015 on the latest CinemaSquabble podcast.

  • Also included on the latest episode is an interview with producers Susan Harmon and Ritchard Meyer of the film Love Among The Ruins. 

And speaking of Matt Oakes, here’s a roundup of a few of the films he has seen at SIFF 2015 this year, courtesy of his website Silver Screen Riot!

Nick Tiffany of talks SIFF 2015 with KIRO Radio film critic and radio host Tom Tangney on the Jason Rantz Show!

Jason Rantz also interviewed Colin Hanks, in town with his Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass

Sara Michelle Fetters talks with director Mark Christopher about the long winding road to releasing his director’s cut of 54

The Seattle Times movie staff spotlights 12 highlights from Week Three of the festival!

Sean Axmaker and Kathleen Murphy, via Parallax View, offer capsule reviews for Week Three and Sean interviews film director and preservationist Serge Bromberg about his presentation, Saved From The Flames, which takes place on June 2!

Sound On Sight’s Lead Film Critic J.R. Kinnard looks at Circle, adding his name to the list of people raving about the psychological thriller.

Brian Miller from Seattle Weekly previews a number of documentaries which roll out in Week Three of SIFF 2015!

KC spent midnight with The Astrologer and did a man in a Lincoln mask seriously rap an introduction to the film?!?!

Erik Samdahl and FilmJabber take a dissenting view on documentary Uncertain

Crosscut interviews and spotlights SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence as the festival nears the midway mark.

KC offers her opinions on the best options for classic film fans during SIFF 2015!

KC recaps a day spent watching Satyajit Ray’s legendary The Apu Trilogy in a glorious 4K restoration…

KC reviews 1969’s The Color Of Pomegranates which played recently at Seattle’s famed Harvard Exit!

WEEK TWO IS ALREADY HERE!?! Seattle Weekly looks at where to spend your money for the second week of the festival!

KEXP Blogger Chris Estey review films featured in the Face The Music program at SIFF

  • Reviews include 808, Itsi Bitsi, and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll. 808 and Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten play TONIGHT during the festival.

Visit CityArts for their comprehensive coverage of SIFF 2015!

Nick Tiffany reviewed Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence at South By Southwest, which just wrapped up SIFF yesterday afternoon.

Matt Oakes at Silver Screen Riot also provides huge raves for Silence here from his South By Southwest viewing.

Matt also takes a look at Turbo Kid, which he also saw at SxSW

KC also offers her opinions on the best options for classic film fans during SIFF 2015!

Adelaide Blair from Seattle’s brilliant MacGuffin website reviews Handmade With Love In France and Tea Time.

  • Handmade With Love… returns on May 23 at Lincoln Square in Bellevue and on May 25 at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • Tea Time concludes its SIFF run this week with screenings on May 18 and 21, at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Sean Axmaker’s Parallax View offers a definitive guide to the happenings of the festival.

  • Check out Sean’s guide featuring coverage from The Seattle Times, the Everett Herald, the Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, and more!

Sara Michelle Fetters sat down with an interview with legendary actor Tab Hunter in advance of the premiere of documentary Tab Hunter: Confidential

Nick Tiffany saw SIFF favorite Love & Mercy at South By Southwest and gives the film an overwhelmingly positive review.

Seattle Times film writer Moira Macdonald looks at the 18 restored films which will be populating SIFF 2015.

Seattle film critics Three Imaginary Girls offer Week One Highlights!

Seattle newspaper The Stranger also offers Week One Recommendations…

CinemaSquabble – Episode #10!

  • Seattle film critics Adam Gehrke, Sara Michelle Fetters, and Brian Zitzelman talk the week’s new movies and kick off their SIFF coverage with an interview with former Seattle film writer John Portanova, whose debut film Valley of the Sasquatch premieres during the festival on May 24.

Brent McKnight shares with us 10 films you are going to be hearing a lot about during and after SIFF 2015.

Nick Tiffany interviewed Spy director Paul Feig when the SIFF Opening Night film got a first look at the recent South by Southwest Film Festival. 


To learn more about SIFF and the Seattle International Film Festival, click here!

To see the alphabetical listing of all 450 films playing this year’s festival, click here!

For ticket information, click here!

For a calendar of all events happening at SIFF 2015, click here!


All content in Should I See It’s SIFF 2015 coverage, in terms of images, synopses, dates, details, and festival information is provided courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival. All rights reserved.

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