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"The Off Hours," movie partly shot at Zoo, to play at SIFF

“The Off Hours,” the independent movie that shot scenes at the Eastlake Zoo in April 2010, will have its local premiere as part of the Seattle International Film Festival on June 6 and 7.

The film will screen at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 6, and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at the Neptune Theatre in the University District. Tickets are available at the SIFF website. Check out the preview trailer in the attached video.


The film is set in a small, truck-stop town outside Seattle and tells the story of people who have drifted there and find their situation is far from what they had hoped for in life. The Zoo plays the part of the local watering hole where some of the characters gather.

Megan Griffiths, a veteran of the Seattle independent film community, wrote and directed the film. Howard Brown and Lief Frederick of the Zoo both play extras in the film.

The film has been screening at festivals around the country, including Sundance in January, and has been garnering good reviews. You can read more about “The Off Hours” at the film’s official website.

We wrote about the film’s shoot at the Zoo in this post.