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Press Screenings - SIFF 2016 - Monday June, 6 [Jun. 8th, 2016|10:17 am]
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NEWS FROM PLANET MARS
My rating: ** 1/2
IMDB rating: 6.8
US PREMIERE
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
Press Screening: 10:00am
Mood: Make Me Laugh
FRANCE 2016 (101 min)
Director: Dominik Moll
Cast: François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens, Jeanne Guittet, Tom Rivoire

I didn't find this funny, especially the implication that being a vegetarian implies that you are either immature or crazy (probably a widely held French view). Also, I didn't care for the treatment of the dog.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 11 | 9:30pm | AMC Pacific Place
Sunday June 12 | 8:30pm | Kirkland Performance Center

WE THE PEOPLE 2.0
My rating: ***

WORLD PREMIERE
Press Screening: Noon
Mood: Open My Eyes
USA 2016 (90 min)
Director: Leila Conners
Cast: Thomas Linzey, Ben Price, Cathy Miorelli, Tish O'Dell, Doug Shields

A documentary on a compelling issue that did not engage me.

Festival Screenings:
Saturday June 11 | 6:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sunday June 12 | 1:30pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Leila Conners and Producer Matthew Schmid scheduled to attend

RED GRINGO
My rating: *** 1/2
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Press Screening: 2:00pm
Mood: Creative Streak
CHILE 2016 (67 min)
Director: Miguel Angel Vidaurre
Cast: Dean Reed, José Roman, Gonzalo Planet

After signing with Capitol Records in the early 1960s, Colorado-born singer Dean Reed found success at home elusive, but became a pop sensation in Latin America. While touring Chile, he underwent a surprising political transformation that earned him the nickname "The Red Elvis." Interesting.

Festival Screenings:
Thursday June 9 | 7:00pm | AMC Pacific Place
Saturday June 11 | 6:00pm | Kirkland Performance Center
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