Featured Films & Events

SIFF Film Center | Special Event
Director Scott Freiman will be taking questions from the audience via Skype after the screening. In this multimedia presentation, director Scott Freiman transports audiences into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques The Beatles used to create the remarkable White Album.

20th Century Women

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Ends Feb 2
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Feb 3
With 20th Century Women, filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®- winning Beginners) delves into his childhood to bring us a richly multilayered and funny coming-of-age story with Annette Bening as a mother struggling to understand her teenage son.  Closed Captioning Available.

No vouchers are currently being accepted for this film.

Ocean Waves

February 3 - 5, 2017

SIFF Film Center | New Restoration!
Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.

Toni Erdmann

Opens: February 10

SIFF Cinema Uptown
A reluctant woman (Sandra Hüller) must spend time with her estranged father (Peter Simonischek) when he comes for a surprise visit. Directed by SIFF favorite Maren Ade (Hedi Schneider Is Stuck), the film has garnered Best Foreign Film awards from both the National Film Critics and the New York Critics Circle.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event!
This marks the 12th year of the Oscar-nominated short films theatrical experience.  Don't miss the only opportunity to watch the nominated shorts before the 89th Annual Academy Awards on February 26th. The program - which includes all 15 live-action, animated and documentary shorts - will screen in more than 400 screens across North America.

The short films in this year's program will be announced on January 24th along with the other Oscar nominees so stay tuned!

Tickets will be on sale soon!