Seattle film fest highlights environmental flicks
In darkened theaters across the city, cinephiles, AV nerds, and the otherwise overly critical are silently salivating over their annual flick fix: Seattle’s International Film Festival.
The 25-day festival, the largest in the U.S., is about a week in, and movie-goers are still siffting through the packed schedule of almost 400 films and more than 600 screenings. Thankfully, the good folks at SIFF have for the third year running highlighted their environmental films under the Planet Cinema umbrella. This year’s selections include flicks from the U.S., the U.K., Japan, China, and beyond; they cover topics ranging from coal-mining to commercial fishing, the food industry to family farmers.
One of the more climate-focused films this year comes from Norway: A Sea Change follows retired history teacher Sven Huseby as he learns more and more about global warming and its red-headed stepchild ocean acidification after being inspired by Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea.”
So grab some popcorn and a hankie, folks, this one looks to be a tear-jerker!