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SIFF: Hot Coffee

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald My final film of SIFF 2011 was Hot Coffee at the Harvard Exit. This documentary is initially about a legal case most of us are familiar with. An elderly woman spilled a cup of McDonalds coffee in her lap, claimed it was too hot, and sued the company for millions. This ignited […]

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SIFF: Revenge: A Love Story

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald I decided to finish SIFF 2011 the same way I started it the first day: with a double feature on the last day. So Sunday, June 12, I milked the clock at work before rolling out to the Neptune Theatre for a relaxed screening of Ching-Po Wong’s Fuk sau che chi sei […]

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SIFF: To Be Heard

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald Fighting rush hour traffic, I headed to Seattle on Thursday, June 9 for the much anticipated documentary, To Be Heard at SIFF Cinema. Anthony, Karina, and Pearl are high school students from The Bronx, an area of New York City where kids don’t have a lot of options growing up. As Anthony […]

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SIFF: The Redemption of General Butt Naked

Friday, June 17th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald Keeping with the comedic air, I headed out to the Egyptian Theatre to see a documentary called, “The Redemption of General Butt Naked”. Turns out it wasn’t the study in ridiculousness I thought it’d be. Daniele Anastasion’ and Eric Strauss’s latest documentary is about Joshua Milton Blahyi, an evangelical preacher in Liberia […]

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SIFF: The Clink of Ice

Friday, June 17th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald Wedesday, June 8. I got a chance to hang out in beautiful downtown Kirkland and check out the super small farmer’s market, followed by happy hour margaritas, before heading up to the Kirkland Performance Center to see Le bruit des glacons (The Clink of Ice). Just FYI, The Kirkland Performance Center is […]

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SIFF: The Off Hours

Friday, June 17th, 2011

by Ryan Macdonald Tuesday, June 7. I managed to switch shifts at work and sneak off to a screening of Megan Griffiths’ The Off Hours. I know that’s breaking the rules, but this is a local film, shot in the Seattle area, and Lynn Shelton happens to be a producer and actress for the film. […]

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