Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blurry Pictures of Dynamic Directors, Pt. 1

All taken by me at the 38th Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFF programmer Sarah Lawrence and Sasha Knezev

American Addict director Sasha Knezev at the Harvard Exit on May 18. His eye-opening documentary about prescription drug abuse was made in collaboration with producer Dr. Gregory A. Smith, author of American Addict, How Doctors Have Created a Generation of Drug Addicts.

Stephen Kessler and his kids introduce Paul Williams Still Alive at the
Egyptian. For more about the screening, click here for my Line Out post.

SIFF programmer Clinton McClung introduces Wonder Women!

McClung programs SIFF Cinema at the Uptown on a year-round basis.

Erin Prather-Stafford, Kelcey Edwards, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines producers Erin Prather-Stafford and Kelcey Edwards with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan at the Harvard Exit on May 28 (not pictured: local DP Gabriel Miller). If all goes as planned, the film will air on PBS in 2013.

Jeffrey Brown and Michael Mohan

Graphic novelist-turned-screenwriter Jeffrey Brown and director Michael Mohan at the May 31 screening of Save the Date at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. The romantic comedy, which features Brown's distinctive drawings throughout, stars Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Geoffrey Arend, and a scene-stealing silver tabby played by Miss Kitty.  

Photo assistance by Omar Willey. More pictures to come...

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