Whew. After 25 days of non-stop movie love and insanity, the Seattle International Film Festival has come to a close. I'm feeling a little post-fest letdown today, but it's been a great festival. Here's a roundup of some of the highlights of the fest:
- Cinematical hosted a (very impromptu) meetup at Cafe Vita in Capitol Hill prior to the screening of Sundance fave Quinceañera on Friday night. Enjoying a Seattle coffee and stimulating conversation pre-show were: Stewart Stern (screenwriter of Rebel Without A Cause, one of the founders of The Film School, and all-around lovely person); Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere; several fantastic folks from Americanese, including director Eric Byler, lead actress Allison Sie, script supervisor Cecilia Tsai, and music supervisor Brooke; Quinceañera director Wash Westmoreland, and Joel from Fat Free Film. Next year, we'll be more organized, plan further in advance, and invite lots more film bloggers and journalists, filmmakers, Cinematical readers and SIFF folk to join us.