Seattle International Film Festival: 06/07-06/13 Week Round-Up

This week’s recommended picks! Go to the website for the Seattle International Film Festival for more details.

8: The Mormon Proposition

A documentary studying why Proposition 8, the constitional amendment banning gay marriage, passed in California. The primary reason they point to is the Mormon Church’s heavy involvement in the movement to stop gay rights.

Mon, June 7 @ 7:00pm (Egyptian Theatre)
Tue, June 8 @ 4:15pm (Egyptian Theatre)


Five overweight individuals struggle with images of self in this black comedy, and it doesn’t help that their skinny therapist feels more and more revulsion towards larger individuals as time goes on — especially for his pregnant wife.

Wed, June 2 @ 9:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)
Fri, June 4 @ 11:00am (Pacific Place)
Mon, June 7 @ 9:20pm (Uptown Cinemas)

The Two Horses Of Genghis Khan

The Two Horses Of Genghis Khan (Chingisiyn Hoyor Zagal) is a documentary film about a Mongolian vocalist, Urna Chahar-Tugchi, who is from a family livestock farmers from Inner Mongolia. She promises to repair her grandmother’s violin and find the song inscribed on the violin’s neck — one which originated in the Middle Ages and is utilizes a specific singing technique which makes it possible to sing on horseback for hours.

Thu, June 3 @ 5:00pm (Everett Performing Arts Center)
Sun, June 6 @ 4:00pm (Uptown Cinemas)
Tue, June 8 @ 9:15pm (Egyptian Theatre)


Robogeisha is an outlandish film where cyborg geishas fire machine guns out of their hands and chop off heads with blades emerging from leg warmers. Directed by Noboru Iguchi, creator of Tokyo Gore Police, RoboGeisha is meant to be ridiculous, and it revels in it.

Fri, May 28 @ Midnight (Egyptian Theatre)
Tue, June 8 @ 10:00pm (Neptune Theatre)


A village falls sick due to pollution from a local mine, and its superstitious residents turn their rage on local doctors. It’s a study between old beliefs versus new ones, and how they connect in our world today.

Wed, June 7 @ 6:30pm (Pacific Place)
Fri, June 9 @ 4:00pm (Egyptian Theatre)

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, And Rebel

Hugh Hefner is known as an old man with Playboy girlfriends, but who is he really? This documentary explores his life and how he has influenced female rights and legislature such as Roe v. Wade.

Sat, June 5 @ 6:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)
Sun, June 6 @ 1:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)
Wed, June 9 @ 9:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)


A stylish drama set in Nazi-occupied Prague, which explores the fragility of relationships by means of bright, minimalistic visuals.

Wed, June 9 @ 9:00pm (Kirkland Performance Center)
Fri, June 11 @ 6:00pm (Pacific Place)
Sun, June 12 @ 4:00pm (Egyptian Theatre)



Set in 1950s Moscow, Hipsters shows how musicians can break free in the midst of Soviet conformity. A love it or hate it musical some will swoon over and others will abhor.

Sat, June 5 @ 5:45pm (Kirkland Performance Center)
Thu, June 10 @ 6:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)
Sat, June 12 @ 2:30pm (Pacific Place)


Brotherhood explores how homosexuality changes when placed under the weight of society. Lars and Jimmy meet when training together in a neo-Nazi group and soon find themselves feeling deeply passionate about one another. The atmosphere of intolerance forces them to keep their relationship under wraps.

Mon, May 31 @ 9:00pm (SIFF Cinema)
Fri, June 4 @ 9:30pm (Uptown Cinemas)
Wed, June 7 @ 4:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)

I Kissed A Vampire

It’s a vampire musical. That’s all you need to know, really. If you like guys who look like Adam Lambert, this is the boat for you.

Sat, June 10 @ 7:00pm (Neptune Theatre)
Mon, June 12 @ 4:30pm (Egyptian Theatre)

The Wildest Dream (IMAX)

Go along with Conrad Anker as he recreates the journey of Geroge Mallory, a man who died upon scaling Mt. Everest in 1924. Using the same equipment and clothing as Mallory, Anker finds just how difficult it really is, and why Mallory departed with the words, “We shall go, and if it is a one-way ticket, so be it.”

Fri, June 11 @ 7:00pm (Pacific Science Center IMAX)
Sat, June 12 @ 1:30pm (Pacific Science Center IMAX)

The Sentimental Engine Slayer

The debut full-length film of The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, The Sentimental Engine Slayer is a grimy look into the life of Barlam (played by Rodriguez-Lopez himself), who seems to be spiraling out control. The film is loaded with bright colors and iconography, and a killer soundtrack one would of course expect.

Thu, June 10 @ 9:30pm (SIFF Cinema)
Fri, June 11 @ 4:00pm (SIFF Cinema)


The newest film by Delicatessen screenwriter and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Micmacs is a surreal dark comedy where a homeless and jobless Bazil finds himself associating with a whole slew of eccentric characters.

Fri, June 11 @ 7:00pm (Uptown Cinemas)

Plug & Pray

A documentary that looks at the creation of artificial intelligence and where the future of it might lead us.

Wed, June 9 @ 9:30pm (Harvard Exit)
Sun, June 13 @ 6:00pm (Harvard Exit)

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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