The Trifecta: Three SIFF Films Set in Seattle

It’s the Emerald City’s time to shine on the big screen.

The 2012 Seattle International Film Festival is in full swing and the lineup could be the best yet. So how do you choose? We’re getting you started with some SIFF films set right here in Seattle.

Trifecta One: “Safety Not Guaranteed”

The film that already won over audiences at Sundance and SxSW has arrived in Seattle. From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, “Safety Not Guaranteed” is a mix of comedy, fantasy, and drama that’s equally hilarious and heartfelt. It follows three Seattle magazine employees tasked with getting the story behind a unique classified ad. The ad reads: “WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed.” With that premise and comedians like Aubrey Plaza of “Parks and Recreation” and Jake Johnson of “New Girl,” you know it’s going to be good.

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Trifecta Two: “Grassroots”

You might have seen “Grassroots” filming in Seattle in the summer of 2010, or you might even remember the real-life drama it portrays. The film is based on the 2001 race for Seattle City Council. Grant Cogswell (played by Joel David Moore) is a candidate with one mission: fixing the city’s traffic troubles by expanding the monorail. Problem is, he has no political experience, no connections and essentially no social skills. That’s where his friend and recently fired journalist Phil Campbell (Jason Biggs) comes in to help with the underdog campaign.

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Trifecta Three: “The Details”

It begins with the raccoons. When suburban Seattle couple Jeff (Tobey Macuire) and Nealy (Elizabeth Banks) discover ravenous raccoons taking over their newly-sodded backyard, it’s just another rift in an already rocky marriage. But the pest problem begins a chaotic chain reaction of events including organ donation, infidelity, and murder. It’s so strange, you just have to laugh.

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