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May 22, 2011 Comments Off on SIFF Sunday: A Day in the Cinema with Mr. McGregor. Views: 913 Arts & Entertainment, Film, Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF Sunday: A Day in the Cinema with Mr. McGregor.

The hoopla is all about the Ewan McGregor Tribute and screening of his new film Beginners at the Egyptian tonight at 4pm followed by a Gala Dinner. The event is on Stand By meaning all advance tickets are sold, but you can try your luck at the door for no-show seats or folks unloading tickets they can’t use…come early, and bring cash. If you really want to see Beginners, the film which stars Mr. McGregor as a son whose elderly dad, played by Christopher Plummer, comes out of the closet at age 75, it screens again on Tuesday, May 24 at 4:30pm at the Neptune in the U-District…but without Mr. McGregor in attendance. But, you should still check out this film, based on the true experiences of director Mike Mills…it also features the lovely Mélanie Laurent, the hunky Goran Visnjic and a really cute “talking” dog.

As for the Tribute event, we’ll be going and covering the Red Carpet so we’ll have the skinny on that, hopefully Monday…and hopefully with some VIDEO!

You also have a couple of LGBTQ films to check out for Sunday:

Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!
May 22, 9:30pm, Pacific Place
May 25, 4:30pm, Pacific Place
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This autobiographical tale centers upon life in a dysfunctional family bi don't be afraidas seen through the eyes of six-year-old Bi. Left to his own devices, Bi escapes to his favorite places and finds comfort in his sickly grandfather. Winner of numerous international film awards. (Please note: contains some erotic scenes.)  (dir. Phan Dang Di, Vietnam/Germany/France 2010, 92 min)

Four More Years
May 22, 1:30pm, Egyptian Theatre
May 23, 9:30pm, Egyptian Theatre
May 28, 1:00pm, Pacific Place
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David has just lost the elecfour more yearstion he was slated to win. Disheartened and disappointed, he meets Martin and falls hopelessly in love-only to discover that Martin works for the party that just defeated him. Will David’s marriage, professed heterosexuality, and political zeal keep him from true love?  (dir. Tova Magnusson-Norling, Sweden 2010, 90 min)




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