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McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
206-733-9725
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17 events
7 reviews
2 stars
Don't forget to order drinks for intermission before the performance. Intermissions are plenty long enough to enjoy a glass of wine, if you avoid the long lines and order before.
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17 events
7 reviews
2 stars
I wore a silk dress. Some people get really dressed up (think prom dress), while others are very casual (think jeans). I love that this is a great opportunity to get dressed up..
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Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Film and Gala
6 ratings
4.7 average rating
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10 events
1 review
3 stars
attended May 19 2011

Great opening movie! Great pass system for access. Great program guide to steer you in the best direction for the flick that suits you. Great locations metro-wide. Helpful staff. Go!

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4 reviews
30 stars
attended May 19 2011

This was our first time attending and we had a blast! We'll be making this an annual must attend event!

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
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 that has to be done. The "after party"...what a bomb - it use to be sooo much...continued

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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.