Featured Films & Events

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star in a sparkling new romantic comedy from Woody Allen about a movie-industry hopeful who arrives in 1930s Hollywood, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the age.

The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

April 22 - 28, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Apr 22–28
We celebrate the late Belgian experimental filmmaker with I Don't Belong Anywhere, a documentary on her life and work, and the director's final film, No Home Movie, an intimate portrait of her elderly mother. Plus more films at Northwest Film Forum, April 30–May 2. SIFF and NWFF members receive member discounts at both venues for this special program.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian 
Dazed and Confused meets Animal House in the latest from director Richard Linklater (Boyhood). Set in 1980 over the final weekend before college classes begin, a college freshman meets and bonds with his new college baseball teammates, an unruly but lovable group of dancing, partying, pot-smoking, skirt-chasing misfits.

SIFF Cinema Uptown & SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
From mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes this riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk world of 1940’s Paris. After her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, young April and her cat, Darwin, find themselves at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles, and cyborg rat spies. Presented in French language and English dubbed versions (see individual showtimes for details).

Midnight Special

Now Playing

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Thur Apr 21
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Fri Apr 22

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) comes this heartfelt, thrilling, and utterly original sci-fi tale about a father (Michael Shannon) who goes on the run to protect his son, whose mysterious, possibly dangerous, powers attract the attention of everyone from religious extremists to the federal government. Co-stars Joel Egerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, and Adam Driver.

Francofonia

April 8 - 28, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thurs Apr 28 
Master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) returns with a whimsically intelligent visual feast, set amidst the halls and exhibits of the Louvre Museum, that tells the story of two real-life men who went from enemies to collaborators and became the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures under the Nazi Occupation of Paris.