Featured Films & Events

SIFF Cinema Uptown 
From legendary director Werner Herzog comes a beguiling philosophical exploration of how the internet and technology has changed humanity, chronicling the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches and featuring interviews with visionaries, scientists, hackers, and a group of forest dwellers recovering from "internet overdose".

Phantom Boy

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SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
The Academy Award®-nominated makers of A Cat in Paris introduce this stylish, animated noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York, that introduces a remarkable new superhero: an 11-year-old boy who can leave his body as a ghostly apparition. Screens in new English language version, or the original French language with subtitles (8:00 shows only).

Sausage Party

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Aug 25
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Aug 26

From the makers of This is the End and Superbad comes a raunchy, juvenile, and utterly hilarious R-Rated animated comedy about a little weenie who makes a big discovery. 

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Buddy & Friday Hangs host this psychedelic, one-of-a-kind, not-for-kids evening of all-out puppet mania featuring live performances mixed with a selection of rare and unseen puppet television shows, films, and specials from around the world. Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening of live puppetry, music, prizes, and special guests. "Cool shit!" - Bob Odenkirk (Note:  Due to a scheduling conflict, the Skype Q&A with Sid Krofft has been canceled)

Southside with You

Opens: August 26

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.