Film and music lovers rejoice because May 16-18 is filled with opportunities to tap into your creative side. The features editor of The Seattle Times, Lynn Jacobson, tells us about some of the weekend's top activities as we move into mid-May.
Seattle International Film Festival: One of the most sprawling film festivals in all of North America kicked off Thursday night, May 15. It continues until June 8 at multiple venues in Seattle and on the Eastside. Hundreds of films from around the world will screen and many special guests will attend, including Laura Dern and Chitwetel Ejiofor.
Three minute masterpiece contest: In partnership with SIFF, The Seattle Times conducts an annual digital-film contest. Anyone can send home-made videos suitable for a family audience of three-minutes or less. The winning films will be shown free to the public this Saturday at 10 a.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Funny, artful vignettes about family life, urban adventures and even a zombie attack are all part of the fun.
Spectacle: The Music Video: This new exhibition at EMP Museum traces the development of the music video since the dawn of MTV, from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop." On view are storyboards, costumes and more.