Good One @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

A strong debut 🎞️

📸: Good One | SIFF 2024

Good One screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Friday, May 10th
⏰ 9 pm
📍 Majestic Bay: 2044 NW Market St, Seattle

📆 Sunday, May 12th
⏰ 11 am
📍 AMC Pacific Place: 600 Pine St Ste 400, Seattle

In her debut feature film, director India Donaldson tells the story of Sam (newcomer Lily Collias), a queer 17-year-old who goes hiking in the Catskills in upstate New York with her divorced father, Chris (James Le Gros), and his divorced friend, Matt (Danny McCarthy). As the only teen on the trip after Matt’s son drops out at the last minute, Sam leads the two bumbling middle-aged men through the lush green mountainside with a quiet intensity. Things chug on like normal until one moment heightens the stakes for all involved. Good One premiered at Sundance to much acclaim, with many comparing it to the works of directing great Kelly Reichardt. SIFF Programmer Megan Leonard says the film “could not be more PNW-coded despite not being made in the PNW. Take a hike in feminine discomfort.”

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.