SIFF 2012

by durwoodg | created - 10 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Jun 2012 | Public

Movies that I saw at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival.

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1. Primos (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

6.7
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Three cousins travel to the village where they spent summer vacations as kids.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Inma Cuesta, Raúl Arévalo, Antonio de la Torre

Votes: 3,850

2. Gayby (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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58 Metascore

Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way.

Director: Jonathan Lisecki | Stars: Jenn Harris, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Matthew Wilkas, Christian Coulson

Votes: 2,294

3. The Source Family (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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62 Metascore

A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, ... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille | Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Elena Michaels, Father Yod

Votes: 836

4. Angels of Sex (2012)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.

Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Sonia Méndez

Votes: 3,853

5. V/H/S (2012)

R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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55 Metascore

When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman

Votes: 49,710 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Rentaneko (2012)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Maho Yamada

Votes: 1,161

7. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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62 Metascore

In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

Votes: 8,886 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Sseo-ni (2011)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

Director: Hyeong-Cheol Kang | Stars: Ho-jeong Yu, Eun-kyung Shim, Hee-kyung Jin, Min-yeong Kim

Votes: 3,728

9. Eden (II) (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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When Miro's transsexual friend Noripee dies, Miro and his friends from the gay bar 'Eden' are once again reminded of the discrimination they are constantly facing from society. They decide ... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Tarô Yamamoto, Noriko Eguchi, Yumiko Fujita, Akira Hamada

Votes: 16

10. Everything and Everyone (2011)

Drama

6.0
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Everything & Everyone is a story of love, laughter, loss, and everything in between. A troubled group of family and friends deal with crises of age, love, death, parenthood and identity, ... See full summary »

Director: Tracy D. Smith | Stars: Ryan Robbins, Gabrielle Rose, Chad Willett, Lane Edwards

Votes: 26

11. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,214 | Gross: $0.20M

12. John Dies at the End (2012)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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53 Metascore

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return no longer human. Can two college drop-outs save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown

Votes: 32,871 | Gross: $0.14M

13. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Votes: 107,932 | Gross: $4.01M

14. Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

5.7
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An intimate and dreamlike portrait of icon James Dean on the cusp of achieving fame.

Director: Matthew Mishory | Stars: James Preston, Dan Glenn, Clare Grant, Erin Daniels

Votes: 638

15. 2 Days in New York (2012)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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61 Metascore

Manhattan couple Marion and Mingus, who each have children from prior relationships, find their comfortable family dynamic jostled by a visit from Marion's relatives.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau

Votes: 12,846 | Gross: $0.63M

16. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)

R | 76 min | Comedy

6.0
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60 Metascore

Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer Lafleur, Julie Vorus

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.01M

17. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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56 Metascore

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton

Votes: 63,940 | Gross: $0.12M

18. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,653 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Switchmas (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

Director: Sue Corcoran | Stars: Elliott Gould, David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson, Justin Thomas Howell

Votes: 461

20. Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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54 Metascore

A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

Director: Matthew Lillard | Stars: Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary, Billy Campbell, Lili Simmons

Votes: 3,072