Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You – A Concert for Kate McGarrigle
This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.
May 27 | 6:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Spark: A Burning Man Story
Directors Jesse Deeter and Steve Brown scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 27
Burning Man attracts 60,000 participants to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every August. Go behind the curtain as participants and organizers struggle to balance their guiding principles with the event’s ever-growing popularity in this entertaining exposé.
May 25 | 9:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 27 | 2:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Producer Fides Enriquez and subject Florante Aguilar scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 26
U.S.-based classical guitarist Florante Aguilar journeys back to his Filipino roots to search for the lost voices of harana, a traditional Filipino form of serenade. He gathers the three remaining master haranistas, bringing this fading culture back to life.
May 25 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
May 26 | 11:30AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
An extraordinary portrait of legendary Memphis-based band Big Star with never-before-seen footage, rousing musical tributes, and in-depth interviews with members of the band and the musicians they’ve inspired.
May 26 | 8:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Producer Jeremy Scahill scheduled to attend | May 25
Richard Rowley offers a devastating indictment of the covert wars sponsored by the United States government. Based on the investigative reporting of Jeremy Scahill, this documentary sheds light on the darkest secrets of American history.
May 25 | 11:30AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown