May 20, 2014
Last night started the 2nd year of my annual tradition (?) of screening several movies during the Seattle International Film Festival. I’ve known about for years, even a short stint in managing travel during the 2001 SIFF (that’s even a longer story!) However, I had zero to little interest in it.
I had no good reason either way.
Last year, my dear friend, Cindy, invited me to be her movie buddy for SIFF. I accepted because I had no honestly good reason to refuse.
We ran around the city tracking down movies that we wanted to watch, others were forgettable but that’s the point! Some of these films will hit the mainstream. Most do not. Through the movies, misadventures, and mischief, we had a blast.
So, it goes without saying, she invited me to repeat the feat. It continues to teach me:
With that in mind, this year we did better on maximizing our fun, focusing our attention to the genres, locations, etc. We purchased the 6 film pass plus Closing Night Gala ticket.
Below is the review of our first movie screening, Mystery Road.
Mystery Road is a thriller (with film noir overtones) and a western rolled into one. It’s a Colors meets Tombstone in Australia.
He steps in and toward an understated yet determined path to find the little girl’s killer.
Otherwise known as racism.