A roundup of film festivals in the Seattle/Tacoma area: Seattle Polish Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Seattle South Asian Film Festival, and Seattle Social Justice Film Festival.
The 20th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Oct. 8-18, isn’t the only choice in town. Seattle is Film Festival Central this month, with another one also opening tonight, Oct. 8, one already under way and two more coming soon. Here’s a roundup:
The 23rd Seattle Polish Film Festival, through Oct. 18, promises “the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990s.” The Oct. 8 event is a free 6 p.m. party, “Vodka and a Drop of Art,” at Polish Hall (1714 18th Ave., Seattle), but the screenings will be held at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle). Festival passes are $60; single tickets are $5. Information: polishfilms.org.
The Tacoma Film Festival, Oct. 8-18, is at the Grand Cinema (606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma). The opening-night film, “When I Live My Life Over Again,” stars Christopher Walken as a singer planning his comeback. Series passes are $150; individual tickets are $8-$10. Information: 253-593-4474.
The 10th Seattle South Asian Film Festival, Oct. 15-25, opens at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Pacific Place (Sixth Avenue and Pine Street, Seattle), with “For Here or to Go,” a comedy about immigrants caught in the 2008 recession. Festival passes are $50-$150; individual tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens. Information: tasveer.org.
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The Seattle Social Justice Film Festival, Oct. 16-17 at University Christian Church (4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle), opens at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 with “Food Chain$,” a documentary about tomato pickers. A panel discussion with director Sanjay Rawal will follow. Tickets are $10 at the door; admission is by donation at other screenings. Information: socialjusticefilmfestival.org.