Featured Films & Events
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
This unique one night only cinema event is the first ever opportunity to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, in a unique performance-based 3D film directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly).
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Cinema Classics
Star Ted Neeley joins us in person for this special big screen revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, one of the most successful musicals of the 1970s, as brought to life by director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof). This groundbreaking reimagining of the final weeks of Christ, filmed on location in Israel, features a truly superstar performance from vocal powerhouse, musician, and actor Ted Neeley as Jesus. Regular admission or deluxe VIP package available.
Opens: September 2
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in this heart-breaking new drama from Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise a baby they discover drifting in a rowboat. Based of the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman.
September 2 - 9, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Clerks meets Strange Brew in Kevin Smith's joyously juvenile comedy about two sarcastic, butt-kicking rock-’n’-roll teenage heroines who tangle with knife-wielding Satanists, sausage Nazis, and the return of Johnny Depp's Canuck detective Guy Lapointe.
September 9 - 15, 2016
SIFF Film Center & SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Sat Sept 10, 6:00PM | Live Skype intro by Adam Nimoy
Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek comes this personal, intimate, and loving documentary by Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard Nimoy, who explores his father's life and career, especially his iconic role as the beloved Vulcan Mr. Spock. Narrated by Zachary Quinto, and featuring a wealth of archival material as well as interviews with Nimoy's friends, colleagues, and, of course, Star Trek co-stars from then and now. Co-presented by EMP Museum, now featuring Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.