Each year, the largest independent film festival in the United States is held right here in Seattle. Said event, the Seattle International Film Festival, or “SIFF,” begins tonight at the University of Washington’s McCaw Hall and continues through June 10.
It looks like there’s a ton of interesting movies debuting this year, as per usual, including tonight’s opening feature from local director Lynn Shelton. She’s the gal who directed the Seattle edition of MTV’s 5 Dollar Cover, which the network sadly released only online. Her entry at SIFF is a romantic comedy set in the San Juan Islands called Your Sister’s Sister.
Here’s a trailer for the festival, which features movie clips from the festival’s first 37 years.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuznV9ulVbE]