I’m in Seattle currently for the film festival, but the pickings seem surprisingly slim for a fest that shows hundreds of films over the course of three weeks. Granted, trekking between the many venues (this a longtime stronghold of Landmark Theatres which has eight houses here ranging from the gargantuan aquamarine movie-palace The Neptune to the Quad-sized screens of its tenplex Metro) without access to a car may be playing a large role in my desire to stay outside and stroll around the downtown area of a gorgeous city I’ve never been to before. As a whole, the festival has a good selection, and seems extremely well-run, but I may just be here on an off couple of days for films. Still, I’m hoping to catch Police Beat tomorrow which I’ve heard good things about, and Gus Van Sant’s latest Tarr cherrypick Last Days is the closing night film, so I’m shooting for that as well.
Also, Revenge of the Sith is playing commercially at the immense Cineramadome, so if I’m gonna take the plunge, this might be the place for it.