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Noir City 2016

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian
SIFF and the Film Noir Foundation presents the return of Noir City–now on the giant Egyptian screen! This year's festival features "Film Noir from A to B," with 18 classic films covering the most noir of decades, the 1940s. Many of these films are newly restored, and all will be introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable Czar of Noir and impresario of Noir City. All shows presented on glorious 35mm film! 

Don’t Think Twice

Opens: August 5

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Filmmaker Mike Birbiglia in person 7:00 and 9:30 opening night! Q&A moderated by Megan Griffiths.
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of "This American Life" comes this critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | through July 28
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Starting July 29

The iconic diva-nistas from the hit BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous" are back in a new comic adventure oozing with glitz, glamour, and gin – lots and lots of gin – as Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) unleash a media storm that them fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super rich: the French Riviera.

SIFF Cinema Uptown
The latest from New Zealand director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is a heartwarming adventure comedy about a "bad egg" foster kid (breakout star Julian Dennison) who triggers a manhunt when he escapes into the forest with his cantankerous new guardian (Sam Neill).

SIFF Film Center | Only $5.00, Free for SIFF Members*
Filmmaker Ned Thanhouser recounts the story of the independent film studio co-founded in 1909 by his grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, which produced an astonishing number of innovative, groundbreaking pictures before closing their doors – and burning the negatives! Ned has spent years tracking down lost Thanhouser films, and joins us in person for a Q&A as well as screening some of the films he has uncovered.