The Seattle International Film Festival is coming up, from May 17 to June 10. We’ll be covering it exhaustively (or as exhaustively as one person with a full time job and music blog can) come May 17 and for the 24 days that follow, but below is a list of all of the films that are part of SIFF’s Face the Music series, where music is usually the film’s primary focus.
I found the trailers, or online clips, to every film in the series. There is a lot to be excited for, including documentaries on Bad Brains and Paul Simon’s Graceland album. The Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter is part of SIFF’s tribute to Sissy Spacek, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress. It was also thrilling to see my real-life friends in the trailer to Welcome to Doe Bay when some trailers were shown for media at the press launch. I’m told that there will also be a hip hop tribute to The Wiz at The Triple Door, which I am very, very excited for.
I’ll post more details when they become available (the schedule hasn’t been released yet), in the meantime, more can be learned at SIFF’s website.
Bad Brains: A Band in DC (Dir: Mandy Stein, Benjamin Logan, 2012)
Beware of Mr. Baker (Dir: Jay Bulger, 2012)
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (Dir: Ryan O’Nan, 2011)
Charles Bradley: Soul of America (Dir: Poull Brien, 2011)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (Dir: Michael Apted, 1980)
El Gusto: The Good Mood (Dir: Safinez Bousbia, 2011)
Paul Williams Still Alive (Dir: Stephen Kessler, 2011)
The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music that Changed America (Jeff Kaufman, 2011)
Silence: All Roads Lead to Music (Dir: Haider Rashid, 2011)
Under African Skies (Dir: Joe Berlinger, 2012)
Welcome to Doe Bay (Dir: Nesib Shamah and Dan Thornton, 2012)
Chris Burlingame is the editor of Another Rainy Saturday.