SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture and Original Song. From acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes the powerful and historic tale of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mon Jan 19, extra matinee screenings added in celebration of MLK Day!
Nine Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. | Topping critics and awards lists for 2014, the new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, 21 Grams) stars Michael Keaton in an Oscar-nominated performance as an actor struggling to escape his iconic image and mount a Broadway play.
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Film Editing, Original Score, and Production Design. This nail-biting true-life thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist Alan Turing, who was hailed as a hero for cracking the elusive Enigma code during World War II, then later persecuted and sentenced for being gay.
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Luc Godard's latest is a sensorially immersive experience that employs 3D technology to mind-expanding effect. A late-period masterpiece from a legendary director still very much in control of his craft, Goodbye to Language has been hailed as a "thrilling cinematic experience" (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).
The First Draft screenplay series offers local screenwriters the opportunity to stage readings of their work using professional actors in front of a live audience, followed by feedback from industry insiders and audience members, alike. The script for Monday, January 26 will be In Those We Trust written by Erin Neal from a story by Erin Neal and Collin Joseph Neal with expert post-reading feedback from John Comerford.
Based on the best-selling memoir and directed by "The Daily Show" host John Stewart, this explosive drama follows journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) who, after sending footage of the 2009 street riots in Iran to the BBC, was arrested, interrogated, and tortured for 118 days by a man who identified himself only as "Rosewater".
Film Center through Jan 15 | Uptown starting Jan 16 This utterly original genre mash-up of Spaghetti Western, vampire tale, and Iranian cinema uses gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and a pulsing soundtrack to tell the story of a lonely female bloodsucker living in the ghost town of Bad City. Independent Spirit Award nominee: Best First Feature.