~ Imagine a cross between When Harry Met Sally and The Kids Are All Right. That's how award-winning writer-director John Helde metaphorically describes his new comedy/drama about two marriage counselors who begin an affair with each other and discover what it’s like to walk in their clients’ shoes.
Helde is presenting a staged reading of this witty and provocative screenplay, entitled Open Doors, this Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the SIFF Film Center. Helde has been making films in the Seattle area for decades, and has enjoyed numerous commercial and artistic successes, including the critically acclaimed full-length feature documentary Made in China, that debuted at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) a couple of years ago. That was a fascinating and moving film, and I expect his newest effort to also be well worth watching.
The SIFF Film Center is at the corner of Republican and Warren on the northwest edge of the Seattle Center. A donation of $10 is suggested to defray the cost of the wine you'll enjoy while watching. Space is limited, so please RSVP.