SIFF Opening Night - A Smashing Success!
Last night the red carpet rolled out for the opening night of the 37th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival. The largest film festival in the country, SIFF is less about the ohh la LA Hollywood flashbulbs, and more about the films and their creators. SpotlightSeattle founder Connie Blumenthal and SpotlightSeattle contributor Duell Fisher (Team Photogenic) hosted Seen live from the red carpet. Greeting eager attendees, film buffs, Seattle Sounders players, film makers, SIFF organizers, and more (Kung-Fun Panda to the step and repeat - it happened!) - Connie and Duell made a fantastic team.
The true beauty of the evening was the premier of The First Grader, directed by Justin Chadwick. A true story, The First Grader beautifully details Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge conviction to learn to read at 84 years old. After the film, an after party for 3,000 guests woke up the crowd with music, cocktails, cupcakes (among other small bites), and of course VIP seating areas.
As this is just a taste of SIFF details to come - stay tuned for pictures, weekend schedule, and more!