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8 Classic Films from Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation to Screen at 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

8 Classic Films from Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation to Screen at 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

Eight classic films from Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation will screen at this year’s 2015 Seattle International Film Festival running May 14 through June 7, 2015. Taking place during the final week of the Festival are the North American premieres of two restored films: 1966’s Black Girl (La Noire de…) (pictured above) from “the father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembène on June 1 and 1978’s Alyam, Alyam from Moroccan master Ahmed El Maanoui on June 7. Established […]

Films on African Pictures Program is First Announced for 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

Films on African Pictures Program is First Announced for 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

The 41st Seattle International Film Festival to be held May 14 to June 7, 2015, unveiled the 14 feature films of its third annual African Pictures program. Since 2013, African Pictures has presented documentaries, narrative features, and short films from 25 African countries. With something for everyone — from ethereal and experimental to gritty and provocative — African Pictures showcases a microcosm of world cinema available only at SIFF. Topping the 2015 program is The Boda Boda Thieves (pictured above), […]