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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 10, 2009 at 10:40 AM

“The Spy and the Sparrow” world premiere tonight

Though some, like Lynn Shelton, make it look easy, it’s tough making films in Seattle. Fund-raising is difficult, casting is difficult (few actors here have much experience in front of movie cameras), weather is difficult — and it’s hard to get noticed, so far away from Tinseltown. That’s why I wanted to draw a little attention to Garrett Bennett’s “The Spy and the Sparrow,” which will make its world premiere tonight at the Seattle International Film Festival. This is the third feature for Bennett, who grew up on Bainbridge Island, graduated from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and came home to make films, all of which have screened at SIFF. His 2001 debut, “A Farewell to Harry,” was a warmly lit nostalgic drama, featuring a poetic final scene (with a multitude of hats) that’s still happily etched in my memory. The family drama “A Relative Thing,” his second feature, appeared in 2006.
“The Spy and the Sparrow,” his latest feature, is a new genre for Bennett: a spy thriller, about a retired CIA operative and his estranged daughter. I haven’t yet seen it, and will be in the audience tonight at 9 p.m at SIFF Cinema. (It also screens Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Egyptian; for more information, see www.siff.net.) Bennett, screenwriter Steve Edmiston (also a local), and many cast and crew members will be present.

David Rasche, star of “The Spy and the Sparrow” (Photo courtesy of SIFF)

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