On May 21, as part of the 42nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Director James Schamus will be in attendance to present his new film, Indignation. Schamus will be present for both the Sunday, May 22 at 3pm show in Bellevue at Lincoln Square Cinemas and the Saturday, 6:30pm show at AMC Pacific Place 11 in downtown Seattle.
Saturday means party time, and so it shall be at Pacific Place immediately following the evening showing, with a reception catered by Il Fornaio.
Indignation is Schamus’s directorial debut. Before this, he collaborated frequently with Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi—the list goes on.) Adapted from the Philip Roth novel of the same name, Indignation tells the story of a 19-year-old Jewish boy from New Jersey, circa 1951. The film stars Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Marcus, a precocious student who leaves home to attend a small Ohio college, where he finds his advanced ideas clash awkwardly with the school’s conservative, christian values.
I had the opportunity to see Indignation, and I found it to be a smart, peculiar and at times unsettling film—all the best things. The film features tremendous performances, particularly from Lerman, who’s in nearly every scene. It’s rare to see so much intelligence and poise in a teenage character that also manages to stay believable and human. This is one screening from the film festival that fans of cinema won’t want to miss.
Tickets can be purchased online at SIFF.net. Tickets for film & party are $25; $13 for the film only.
Indignation: Saturday Night Film & Party
When: Saturday, May 21 at 6pm and Sunday, May 22 at 3pm
Where: Saturday: AMC Pacific Place 11 (600 Pine St), Sunday: Lincoln Square Cinemas (700 Bellevue Way NE, Lincoln Square, 3rd Level)