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Scott Larson

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My Journal of the 1999 Seattle International Film Festival…
Seattle, Washington USA, May 13 through June 6

Total number of festival programs seen during the film festival: 57

Total number of coffee/espresso beverages consumed: 48

My personal festival top ten list

Summary of short films

Jumping the gun (festival films seen prior to the festival)
The Castle
Dong (The Hole)
Titanic Town

Friday 14 May
Nos Que Aqui Estamos, Por Vos Esperamos (Here We Are, Waiting for You)
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Entre las Piernas (Between Your Legs)

Saturday 15 May
Diably, Diably (Devils, Devils)
World premiere screening of Pirates of Silicon Valley
Sweety Barrett (The Tale of Sweety Barrett)

Sunday 16 May
Get Bruce
Los Amantes del Circulo Polar (The Lovers of the Arctic Circle)
Side Streets

Monday 17 May
Second U.S. premiere screening of Breakfast of Champions
Sporlaust (No Trace)

Tuesday 18 May
The Passion of Ayn Rand
The Third Man
My Son the Fanatic

Wednesday 19 May
Kleine Teun (Little Tony)

Thursday 20 May
Hasards ou Coincidence (Chance or Coincidence)
Getting to Know You
Speedway Junky

Friday 21 May
Bent Familia
Dead Letter Office

Saturday 22 May
Welcome to Sarajevo
Let’s Get Lost
U.S. premiere screening of I Diakritiki goitia twn arsenikwn (Mating Game)

Sunday 23 May
Fin Aout, Debut Septembre (Late August, Early September)
Rien ne va plus (The Swindle)

Monday 24 May
Feiseung Datyin (Expect the Unexpected)
The Interview
Le Violon Rouge (The Red Violin)

Tuesday 25 May
Last Night
V toj strane… (In That Land)
Head On

Wednesday 26 May
Conte d’Automne (Autumn Tale)
Sista Kontraktet (The Last Contract)

Thursday 27 May
Raghs-e-Khak (Dance of Dust)
An Evening with John Sayles, featuring the U.S. premiere screening of Limbo – Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director

Friday 28 May
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood
Get Real
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole

Saturday 29 May
Amerikan Passport
North American pre-premiere screening of An Ideal Husband – Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor to Rupert Everett
Bure Baruta (Powder Keg) (Cabaret Balkan)

Sunday 30 May
Train de Vie (Train of Life)

Thursday 3 June
Second U.S. premiere screening of Traicao (Betrayal)
Night Train

Friday 4 June
Second world premiere screening of Love Happens
No Se Lo Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)
Second world premiere screening of Freak Talks About Sex
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) – Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film

Saturday 5 June
U.S. premiere screening of At Sachem Farm
Sneak preview of Siam Sunset

Sunday 6 June
Second U.S. premiere screening of Senso Unico (One Way)
Second world premiere screening of Say You’ll Be Mine
Closing Night Gala: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Better late than never (post-festival viewings of festival films)
Adorenarin doraibu (Adrenaline Drive)
Bedrooms and Hallways

Links to official film festival sites