“IGBY GOES DOWN” IN SEATTLE Image

Burr Steers’ new feature “Igby Goes Down” will open the 28th Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) at the Paramount Theatre on May 23rd at 7:30PM. “Igby” tells the tale of a boy who needs to undo a few knots in his family ties:
Igby Slocumb (Kieran Culkin) is at war with the stifling world of “old money” privilege into which he was born. With a schizophrenic father (Bill Pullman), a self-absorbed, distant mother (Susan Sarandon), and a shark-like young Republican big brother (Ryan Phillipe), Igby figures there must be a better life out there and he sets out to find it.
Writer/director Steers has also acted in “The Last Days of Disco” and “Reservoir Dogs” (he was a background voice on the radio). His next film, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” will debut it 2003.
For more from the Seattle International Film Festival, and a complete run-down of other films screening at the 2002 event, pay a visit to the SIFF site.
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