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Explore the Societal Impact of EDM at the Seattle International Film Festival

It’s festival season in Seattle and we’re not talking about just music. The 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival is currently underway as directors, producers, actors, and fans flock to the Emerald City to engage in what is considered to be the biggest film festival here in the states. With over 400 films spread over 25 days, SIFF, as its’ locally referred to, offers a little something for everyone, including electronic dance music fans! Here are three SIFF features that explore the figures and moments within the dark and controversial world of EDM, and how you can get in on their respective screenings:

Give Me Future: Major Lazer In Cuba

A behind-the-scenes look at a Major Lazer show in Cuba, which unexpectedly drew a crowd of over half a million people, and its social impact in the once-reclusive communist country.

Showtime: Friday June 2nd, 9 PM
Ark Lodge Cinemas on Rainier Ave, Seattle
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A look back at the 2006 Capitol Hill Rave Massacre and the shooter’s emotional struggles leading up to the tragedy. One of the darkest days in Seattle history, no doubt.

Showtimes: Tuesday, June 6th, 7 PM and Thursday, June 8th, 3:30 PM
SIFF Cinema Egyptian on E. Pine St.
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A Life In Waves

The biography of electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, who broke gender barriers to transform the genre with her groundbreaking modular synthesized compositions, advertising ventures and more.

Showtime: Wednesday, June 7th, 9:15 PM
Ark Lodge Cinemas on Rainier Ave
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SIFF concludes Sunday, June 11th, and there are many premiers to be had! You can check the full festival lineup here. If you’re lucky, you might even see one of your favorite actors/actresses roaming downtown Seattle! Which film interests you most?