Twilight 15th Anniversary Screening @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The director will be there 🧛

📸: Twilight | SIFF

📆 Friday, November 17th + Saturday, November 18th
⏰ 7 pm

📍 SIFF Cinema Egyptian: 805 E Pine St, Seattle
🎟 $13+

Love it or hate it, love to hate it, or hate to love itTwilight is now a permanent part of Pacific Northwest artistic lore. Stephenie Meyer’s megasmash book series has led to countless jokes about sparkling vampires, thunderstorm baseball, and werewolves imprinting on babies. In other words, high camp for the whole family. As a Washington resident, I couldn’t be prouder.

For I guess the two people who don’t know anything about the first entry of the Twilight saga, it follows teenager Bella Swan, who has moved to the rainy land of Forks, Washington to live with her police chief father. Before long, she finds herself enraptured with the mysterious Edward Cullen, an ageless vampire, and soon bands with his undead family against the forces of evil.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the first film’s release, and SIFF is giving the people exactly what they want by giving the Egyptian a hell of a pair of screenings. If you have to choose between the two nights, definitely make it to the November 17th showing, as director Catherine Hardwicke is scheduled to attend. Even if you’re not a Fanpire, Hardwicke contains multitudes, having worked as a production designer on such movies as Three Kings, Tank Girl, and subUrbia before she made her directorial debut with the scathing, masterful teen drama Thirteen. In other words, there’s plenty to talk about.


Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.