Featured Films & Events

Blue Jay

October 21 - 27, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Fri–Sun & Thu
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Mon–Wed

Fri Oct 21 | Skype Q&A with star Mark Duplass
Produced by Seattle's Genius Award-nominated Mel Eslyn, this tender and affecting romantic drama stars Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson as a pair of former high school sweethearts who have been out of touch for more than 20 years — but by sheer coincidence, run into each other at a grocery store and find themselves reconnecting as if nothing has changed.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Back By Popular Demand!
Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard explores the extraordinary phenomenon know as "The Beatles,” starting from their days performing at Liverpool's The Cavern Club to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. This special theatrical version of the film features an exclusive, fully remastered 30 minute concert of the The Beatles' performance at Shea Stadium in 1965!

Beyond Measure

October 26

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
SIFF and ParentMap present a special screening of this eye-opening documentary showcasing a pioneering new vision for American schools that redirects the focus away from test scores and towards curiosity, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking. Film followed by discussion lead by UW College of Education Professor Charles Peck.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, but in the last century, a staggering 94% of Earth's seed varieties have disappeared, and many more are near extinction. This harrowing and heartening documentary follows passionate advocates – including farmers, scientists, and indigenous seed stewards – who are waging a David and Goliath battle against the biotech industry in order to defend a 12,000 year food legacy and protect the diversity of our agricultural heritage. Director Taggart Siegel and special guests in person for discussion.

Certain Women

Opens: October 21

Oct 21–27 exclusively at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Starting Oct 28 at SIFF Cinema Uptown

The latest from filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) showcases a remarkable ensemble - including Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern - for a stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest.

American Honey

October 6 - 20, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thursday
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, this bold, modern, and refreshingly unconventional story of teenage rebellion from writer/director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) follows Star (acclaimed newcomer Sasha Lane) as she leaves her troubled home to join a crew of roving youths who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door, embracing an on-the-road lifestyle of hard partying, law-bending, and young love.