As you probably know by now from our incessant yammering about it, Seattle International Film Festival begins its nearly monthlong movie marathon tonight, May 16, at McCaw Hall. We’ll have a writer/editor and photographer reporting on red-carpet arrivals at tonight’s gala screening, so keep an eye on seattletimes.com/entertainment and our @SeaTimesArts Twitter feed — plus this blog — for updates.
We also have a little giveaway today via our promotions dept: Two free tickets to a SIFF movie of your choice. Here’s how to win: Leave a comment on this blog post naming your favorite foreign-language film of all time. We’ll choose one winner by 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE your email address or Twitter handle or some other way we can contact you if you’re it.
Here, to whet your appetite, is a list of 10 good SIFF movies to see in the coming week. And if don’t win the tickets, you can still join us for a free screening of the winning short films in this year’s Seattle Times/SIFF 3-Minute Masterpiece digital-film contest. That’s at 10 a.m. this Saturday at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, and everyone’s invited.