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The 44th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival boasts more than 400 films from 90 countries, chock-full of insightful documentaries, heart-warming love stories, laugh-out-loud comedies, mind-blowing midnight movies, esteemed guests, and spectacular parties!
Opening Night Gala: "The Bookshop"
May 17 | Film: McCaw Hall | Party: Fisher Pavillion
Spanish director Isabel Coixet heads to the English coast circa 1959, where a headstrong widow (Emily Mortimer) opens a bookstore in a sleepy village and encounters both pride and prejudice from the provincial locals. Winner of Best Film, Director, and Screenplay at Spain's Goya Awards.
Closing Night Film and Gala: "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot"
Joaquin Phoenix gives a transformative performance in Gus Van Sant's sensitive and caustically funny portrait of Portland cartoonist John Callahan who, after a car accident leaves him disabled, uses his sardonic humor and brutal honesty to battle with a lifetime of addiction. The outstanding supporting cast includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, and musician Beth Ditto in her impressive film debut.
Tickets include entry to the Closing Night Gala film and party on June 10, 2018. Two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres at the party!