I Saw the TV Glow @ Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📸: I Saw the TV Glow | SIFF 2024

I Saw the TV Glow screens as part of Seattle International Film Festival 2024

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📆 Friday, May 10th
⏰ 9:15 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Egyptian:
805 E Pine St, Seattle

📆 Saturday, May 11th
⏰ 2:30 pm
📍 SIFF Cinema Uptown: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

Director Jane Schoenbrun has a unique ability to capture the weirdness of modern media and the way it seeps into our lives and identities. In I Saw the TV Glow, they follow two queer suburban friends whose relationship hinges on their shared obsession with The Pink Opaque, a horror TV show. When the show gets canceled, it upends their hold on reality. Drawing from B-movie horror and set in the neon-tinged ‘90s and ‘00s, Schoebrun said the film is an allegory for the trans experience. “I refer to it as an ‘egg crack’ movie, which is a term in the trans community for the moment when you, forgive me, ‘see the TV glow,’ or see yourself in a way that you can’t unsee,” they told Rolling Stone. And as if I Saw the TV Glow couldn’t get any cooler, indie impresario Alex G scored the film with original songs as well as tracks from the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and Caroline Polachek. Methinks we’ll be talking about this movie for years to come. Schoenbrun will also be in attendance.

USA | 2024 | 100 min. | Jane Schoenbrun

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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.