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Held from May 27 – June 10, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) regularly attracts tens of thousands of viewers, and hosts over 400 films created in 80 different countries. SIFF’s innovative programming and support of small, up-and-coming filmmakers make it one of the best attended, and most respected film festivals in the world. Buy a festival six-pack for $57, or get a pack of 12 to share with your family for $170. Here are a few films you should consider catching this year:

Isle of Dogs

This stop-motion animated film by Wes Anderson features an all-star cast with Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and many more. It’s a charming, whimsical tale of love, loyalty, and man’s best friend.


This documentary follows a young lawyer from New York who’s looking to jump into the world of craft beer by opening his own brewery in Milwaukee, and by becoming a master cicerone. See this movie, and live out every bearded, hop-loving millenial’s dream.

A Fantastic Woman

This Chilean drama highlights the story of Marina, a trans woman who is both a singer and a waitress. When her cisgendered lover, Orlando, dies from a brain aneurysm, she’s forced to assert her identity, and confront his family’s prejudices. This film feels timely and tender, handling big topics with great grace.


The Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) has been a small but ferocious force in the Supreme Court since 1993. Did you know that she could complete 20 push-ups at age 79? Or that she was one of just a few women in her class at Harvard Law in 1956? This film will give you an inside look into the woman, the myth, and the legend.


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