Fall has fallen upon us, and with it comes a new batch of exciting art to be covered on the TeenTix blog in October. This month, our writers are covering a range of films and plays that seek to tell stories usually left untold, in styles never before seen. Dust off your TeenTix pass, bundle up against the dropping temperatures and check out the unique and international perspectives showcased in Seattle this month.
SIFF’s 31st annual Seattle Polish Film Festival will kick into full gear on October 13 with a selection of the last couple of years’ best Polish films. Included among them is Anna Jadowska’s Woman on the Roof, screening on October 15 at the SIFF Film Center, a visually stunning existential drama following a 60 year-old woman as she makes the desperate decision to rob a bank at knifepoint.
For another film festival with limitless options, check out Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s 28th annual Seattle Queer Film Festival, running October 12-22 with dozens of vivid and intersectional options for Seattle’s film buffs. This year’s festival will showcase Queer Joy from all sides of the globe and the LGBTQ+ community, making for a fall event that can’t be missed.
Throughout the month, theater buffs should check out Cambodian Rock Band, one of the most highly anticipated shows this season. TeenTix partners ACT Theatre and The 5th Avenue Theatre’s nearly sold-out co-production follows a Khmer Rouge survivor’s journey to Cambodia after 30 years, employing dark comedy and live music to engage audiences and enrich the narrative.
For one night only, catch A-lister John Malkovich in The Music Critic at Seattle Symphony. The show is a unique blend of classical music and comedic theater, offering a whirlwind of hilarious scathing music critiques. Unlike most TeenTix events, the show is the start of a national tour—don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to experience it!