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Pres screenings - SIFF 2016 - Thursday, June 2 [Jun. 3rd, 2016|12:34 pm]
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SAND STORM
My rating: *** 3/4
IMDB rating: 7.5
Press Screening: 10:00am
Mood: Show Me the World!
ISRAEL 2016 (87 min)
Director: Elite Zexer
Cast: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Alakel, Jalal Masarwa

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Polygamy is still going on in Palestine. Lamis Ammar was particularly good.

Festival Screenings:
Fri June 3 | 11:00am | AMC Pacific Place
Wed June 8 | 9:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Thu June 9 | 8:30pm | Kirkland Performance Center
Director Elite Zexer scheduled to attend June 8 screening


NALEDI: A BABY ELEPHANT'S TALE
My rating: *** 1/2
WORLD PREMIERE
Press Screening: Noon
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA 2016 (90 min)
Director: Ben Bowie and Geoff Luck

The tale of a baby elephant growing up in a Botswana rescue camp. Very appealing.

Festival Screenings:
Sun June 5 | 4:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Mon June 6 | 6:00pm | Kirkland Performance Center
Directors Ben Bowie and Geoff Luck scheduled to attend both screenings

LIFE, ANIMATED
My rating: ***
IMDB rating: 8.5
US Distributor: The Orchard
Press Screening: 2:00pm
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA 2016 (91 min)
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Featuring: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind

I just don't appreciate Triumph Over Adversity films as much as others do. Also, I am unfamiliar with Disney Animated films (yes, I know it is part of American culture).

Festival Screenings:
Wed June 8 | 7:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Thu June 9 | 4:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Director Roger Ross Williams and actor Ron Suskind scheduled to attend both screenings
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