Venue Details

67 Star Starred
McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
206-733-9725
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Cocktail dress with fabulous shoes.
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Goldstar Member
Valet all the way.
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Goldstar Member
Stella was great.
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Aneuryysm
The venue doesn't allow alcoholic drinks into the seating area, so plan before buying!
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Aneuryysm
If you don't mind a short walk, there's plenty of free parking on Queen Anne Ave, near/on Harrison.
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Julianne Olson
Go to the film...forget the after party. Maybe it's a place to be seen, but not worth the money
info May 21 2011 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
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attended May 19 2011

I thought it was fine. Fun to see the red carpet guests...that was kind of campy, and I liked the movie, and I guess all the talking before the movie is just something... continued

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attended May 19 2011

Great kick-off event that included two drinks and food afterwards in the Exhibition Hall. There was a DJ and dance floor as well.

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attended May 19 2011

The movie was so uplifting. I cried throughout it. The food was wonderful, the drinks were tasty, the guests were fantastic. I had a wonderful time. Thanks for having me!

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Website

http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44114&fid=206

Description

Join the Seattle International Film Festival on opening night and be treated to one of the most inspirational films you’ll see this year, followed by entry into the Opening Night Gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and two complimentary cocktails. Finishing second only to _The King’s Speech _for the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, The First Grader delivers the true story of Maruge, an 84-year-old former Mau-Mau fighter who uses a Kenyan government initiative to claim the primary education he has always craved. Joining his fight is a passionately progressive young teacher who risks her career for his cause. With uninhibited performances by children and humor woven throughout, The First Grader passionately underscores how the power of education can deliver the greatest freedom of all.

General admission includes the screening, and entry into the Opening Night Gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and two complimentary cocktails. Premium admission gives you early entry into the screening and open bar at the post-film reception.