Since becoming mildly involved as a seasonal staffer at the Seattle International Film Festival
three years ago, SIFF has never ceased to lure me back. The Festival, its wide range of attendees a, diverse assortment of local to international quirky film buffs; and surprising programming choices that oft bring unexpected delight. Among the delighted, LAs No Age
who's been all over the fucking place this year after their 2008 release of Nouns
on Sub Pop
, will be performing original music to The Bear
, a french film from 1989 with english subtitles. This is what SIFF has to say:When a rockslide kills a mother bear, her cub Douce becomes an orphan in the threatening Canadian Rockies. Luckily, she encounters Bart, a full-grown male bear on the run from hunters after mauling their pack animals. Though the ill-tempered Bart initially rejects Douce’s companionship, the cub wins his affection by licking Bart’s gunshot wounds. Psychedelic mushroom trips and a rendezvous with Doc (the effeminate male bear who plays Bart’s love interest) are woodland fun at its finest, but the invasive fear of being hunted drives The Bear
forward. Staged with trained bears and filmed in the Italian Dolomites, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s film seems like realism in drag as documentary.
This event is at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle, its 21+ and will run you a worthy $20. Happens on June 12th and there are two showings, at 7pm and 9:30pm.