June 8 at SIFF: 'Hello I Must Be Going'
SIFF highlight for Friday, June 8: "Hello I Must Be Going," starring Melanie Lynskey as a depressed young divorcee.
Seattle International Film FestivalThrough Sunday 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.
"Hello I Must Be Going": Eighteen years ago, a pair of teenagers gave two remarkable performances in Peter Jackson's tale of adolescent madness, "Heavenly Creatures." One of those teens, Kate Winslet, quickly became an international star; the other, Melanie Lynskey, found an infrequent niche in memorable who's-that-girl supporting roles (George Clooney's little sister in "Up in the Air"; a troubled young mother in "Win Win"; Matt Damon's wife in "The Informant!") Now she's finally been given a movie to carry, and she saunters off with "Hello I Must Be Going" with a sweet, quiet confidence. As Amy, a depressed young divorcee aimlessly floating through a shadow of a life, Lynskey lets us see, from deep within Amy's fog, an instinctual desire to please, and a sense of innocent wonderment at how she could possibly have gotten into such a mess. You root for the character, and leave the movie hoping she'll be OK.
6 p.m. at Pacific Place; also screening 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harvard Exit. Lynskey and fellow cast member Christopher Abbott (who plays Amy's 19-year-old surprise love interest) are scheduled to attend both screenings.
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Today's outdoor screening of "Coal Miner's Daughter" at the Mural Amphitheater has been rescheduled due to weather. Michael Apted's 1980 biopic about country singer Loretta Lynn, starring SIFF honoree Sissy Spacek, will now be shown for free at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Harvard Exit. For tickets, go to www.siff.net.