Hey there, Seattle film fans! The Pacific Northwest's gargantuan festival kicks off this Thursday May 16. Like we did last year, we've got a series of previews on tap for SIFF 2019, 5 at a time, queued up for what's in store at the festival each week. We kick off our series with 5 Can't Miss Picks for week 1 of SIFF.
Sword of Trust The good folks at SIFF could not have done a better job of choosing an opening night film for this year's festival than Seattleite Lynn Shelton's (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister) hilarious new ensemble comedy. The cast of Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Jon Bass, Toby Huss, and Dan Bakkedahl all knock it out of the park -- but Marc Maron, as the stodgy pawn shop owner with a soft heart, is a real revelation. This is a total crowd-pleaser and the SIFF opening night audience will eat it up.