Ellison Center Spotlight:


REECAS Sponsored Film at

the Seattle International Film Festival

“The High Sun”


The High Sun shines a light on three love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighboring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. It is a film about the fragility – and intensity – of forbidden love.

See the trailer here, and buy tickets here.

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SIFF High Sun Schedule


May 20, 2016
Lincoln Square Cinemas
4 PM              Buy

June 3, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
3:45 PM              Buy

June 6, 2016
Ark Lodge Cinemas
9 PM              Buy


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