Featured Films & Events

Gleason: Centerpiece Gala

Centerpiece Gala | June 4 | Film: SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Party: D.A.R. Rainier Chapter House

Director Clay Tweel delivers a bold and moving portrait of beloved New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who at age 34 was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and courageously filmed his journey for the public eye. 

This nuanced and hilarious fish-out-of-water tale follows 13-year-old Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G. until his single father (Craig Robinson) moves them to Heidelberg, Germany, making him feel like a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world.

In a small Northern Italian town, a friendship is formed between three teenage outsiders—an athlete with a speech impediment, a colorful gay foster kid, and a girl trying to live down her past—until an unwelcome revelation tests their bond.

A determined young woman journeys from Spain to Germany to retrieve a gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree that is precious to her ailing grandfather after it has been sold to an energy company, in Icíar Bollaín's earthy, bittersweet fable.

In this uncompromising thriller set against the streets of Tulsa, a Muscogee Indian is released from prison and falls in with the homeless "street chiefs" at the edge of the city, struggling to find shelter, hope, and redemption among the local Native population.