It’s a joyous event when Clea Duvall (one of my favorite actresses) comes to town for this week’s Saturday Film & Party at the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). In The Intervention, Duvall makes her directorial debut in what’s been touted as her modern twist on The Big Chill. The film stars Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders and Vincent Piazza as long-time friends who come together to intervene on a marriage. Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jason Ritter and Ben Schwartz round out this all-star cast. SIFF’s synopsis:
“Convinced they’re the only ones who can knock some sense into the constantly bickering pair, the friends […] sit them down to try to persuade them to end their marriage. Over the course of an evening, the friends must confront their own personal flaws and learn what it takes to be in a working relationship—whatever that means. Delivered with authenticity and a constant flow of humorous dialogue from an exceptionally funny and talented cast, The Intervention is a touching and comic look at the willpower of love and friendship, and when it’s necessary to butt in.”
A reception at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will immediately follow the film’s screening, complete with food, drinks, music and dance. And if you miss it the first time around, there’s a second showing of The Intervention on May 29, 3:30pm at Shoreline Community College.
Tickets are available at the SIFF Box Office and are $25 for the film and party or $13 for just the film.
The Intervention: Saturday Film & Party
When: Saturday, May 28 at 6:30pm
Where: Film – AMC Pacific Place 11 (600 Pine Street); Party – Seattle Art Museum (1300 1st Ave)