Featured Films & Events

River of Fundament

February 5 - 11, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ Only!
Indescribable and visually stupendous, artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's (Cremaster) latest is an epic opera of regeneration and rebirth based Norman Mailer's novel “Ancient Evenings”, and with an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, Elaine Stritch, and many more. Presented in stunning 4K projection with 7.1 surround sound. This film contains graphic imagery and is not for the squeamish. Co-presented by Seattle Art Fair.

45 Years

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SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award Nominee, Best Actress
Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay won Best Actress & Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for this emotional tour-de-force about a couple preparing for their 45th anniversary who make a discovery that calls into question the life they have built together.

Carol

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Now at SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
6 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography
From director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”

The Big Short

December 22, 2015 - February 11, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Thu Feb 11 
5 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Christian Bale)
Scathingly funny yet deadly serious, this true story of the global economic catastrophe of 2008 follows four Wall Street outsiders – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt – who foresee the collapse of the housing market, and hatch a bold plan to bet against the US economy. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman).

The Danish Girl

December 17, 2015 - February 11, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Feb 11! 
4 Academy Award Nomiations, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress

From director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) comes the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina), whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking transgender journey.

Regression

February 5 - 11, 2016

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only
This psychological thriller of small-town Satanic suspicion in the 1990s begins when a young woman (Emma Watson) accuses her father of an unspeakable crime, leading a grizzled detective (Ethan Hawke) and a regression therapy psychologist (David Thewlis) to unmask a horrifying nationwide mystery. From director Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, The Sea Inside).

Harold and Maude

February 12 - 14, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a love story that transcends the ages! Hal Ashby's tender outsider classic explores the relationship between the faux-suicidal young man Harold and his unlikely kindred spirit, goofy septuagenarian Maude. With free custom made tragi-romantic candy hearts and a pre-show Cat Stevens sing along.

Witches Brew

February 12 - 14, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Special Program
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission
| Dive into the history of witchcraft on film with four chilling and bewitching classics: The Craft, Rosemary's Baby, Witchfinder General, and The Devils. Attend any of the classic films and receive admission for two to the free sneak preview of the highly anticipated new horror film The Witch on February 14 with director Robert Eggers in person. Program presented by A24.