Featured Films & Events
November 23 - 25, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Three Days Only!
Transforming the internet phenomenon of cat cuteness from a solitary online experience to a real-world social event, the Internet Cat Video Festival features over 85 viral cat videos in one engaging and exciting non stop parade of **squee!** that will leave you with a smile on your face and a purr in your heart! Produced and curated by the Walker Art Center.
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, heads to Philadelphia in hopes of training with the fierce rival who became his father’s closest friend: the legendary Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). This gripping and inspiring new chapter in the Rocky legend comes from the director and star of the acclaimed Fruitvale Station.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Master director Ridley Scott presents the story of Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who finds himself stranded and alone on the surface of Mars with only meager supplies. He must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive Presentation
Angelina Jolie directs, writes, and co-stars with husband Brad Pitt in this heart-rending relationship drama, inspired by European cinema of the 60’s and 70’s, about a couple who are drifting apart and attempt to save their marriage by taking a vacation to a French seaside resort.
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Musician, artist, filmmaker and creative pioneer Laurie Anderson presents this wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic essay. Using animation, home movies, and Anderson’s signature music, she explores the relationship between woman and dog, the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, post 9/11 surveillance culture, and the influence of inspiring thinkers–including her late husband, the great Lou Reed.
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Acclaimed by critics as one of the year's best films, this riveting true story behind the Pulitzer Prize winning Boston Globe story is a tense, investigative thriller following the tenacious “Spotlight” reporters–Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Brian d’Arcy James–as they reveal the decades-long cover-up of abuses in the Catholic Church.
SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This stunning and infuriating indictment of the war on terror is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, following an informant on a mission to befriend a suspected jihadist.