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SIFF-Renton: World returns | Our View

SIFF/Renton: World Returns sounds like a Hollywood sequel to an outerspace movie.

Rest assured, what’s returning to Renton is not Hollywood pap nor is it about some space alien.

SIFF/Renton is an exploration of our world, its people and its places.

Renton and the rest of South King County are lucky to have the famed Seattle International Film Festival back for the second year. It’s a chance to see movies that tell human stories that by intent you can’t see at the cineplex.

The festival kicks off May 18 with an opening-night gala and an opening-night film. It was a big party last year and promises to be a bigger one this year.

The SIFF programmers are giving the festival’s Renton venue a sampling of the types of films shown for nearly 40 years in Seattle.  It’s worthwhile to take advantage of this worldly opportunity, close to home.

As they say, the world is returning to Renton.

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