June 7 at SIFF: Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek visits Seattle June 7, 2012, for a tribute evening at Seattle International Film Festival. Terrence Malick's "Badlands," Spacek's breakthrough film, will be screened.
Seattle International Film FestivalThrough June 10 at SIFF Cinema Uptown, Egyptian, Pacific Place, Harvard Exit, SIFF Film Center, Kirkland Performance Center. Tickets are $11 for most individual films; various passes and packages are available. Information: www.siff.net or 206-324-9996.
"An Evening with Sissy Spacek": SIFF's starriest night is tonight, when the Oscar-winning actress (for "Coal Miner's Daughter") comes to town for a tribute evening, in which she'll be presented with a SIFF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. The 1973 Terrence Malick film "Badlands," in which a young Spacek and Martin Sheen play a pair of murderers on the lam, will open the evening; it was Spacek's breakthrough role (and Malick's feature debut).
Following the screening, Spacek will be interviewed onstage and will answer questions from the audience. Her newly published autobiography, "My Extraordinary Ordinary Life," will be available for sale; it's as direct, unpretentious and likable as Spacek's beloved screen persona. 7 p.m. at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown; tickets are $40.
"Coal Miner's Daughter," in which Spacek movingly inhabits the character of rags-to-riches country singer Loretta Lynn (she even does her own singing), will have a free screening at Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times movie critic