This past weekend I attended my first SIFF film, Paper Heart. I am not a tween or for that matter "young" but I totally love Michael Cera. Ever since Arrested Development I just love him. I don't care if he is typecast, he's subtle, quirky and adorable. So without reading anything about this film, I got a ticket.
Paper Heart is an adorable and quirky story about Charlyne Yi traveling the country to understand love, a subject she is not entirely comfortable with. Along the way her own interests are peaked after meeting, her real life boyfriend, Michael Cera, at a party. From there you watch while Charlyne documents her "love findings" while experimenting herself with love. What results is a sweet story that draws a thin line between what is written and what is improvised. I didn't think too much about what was staged and what was not, I thoroughly enjoyed this film.
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.