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November 20 - 26, 2015

USA | 2015 | 93 minutes | David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral

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.

The Assassin

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Taiwan | 2015 | 104 Minutes | Hou Hsiao-Hsien

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Nov 19
SIFF Film Center & SIFF Cinema Uptown | Nov 20–25

Legendary director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s awe-inspiring take on the traditional wuxia martial arts film, this visually ravishing epic follows a female assassin ordered to kill her former betrothed. Taiwan’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

Billy Liar plus advance screening of 45 Years

December 14

188 mins

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Legendary British actor Tom Courtenay’s iconic depiction of Billy Liar returns to the big screen on 35mm. Plus, ticket holders receive priority seating for a special advance screening immediately following of the new film 45 Years, with Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in award winning performances.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

January 4 - 6, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 minutes | Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh

SIFF Film Center
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, with the great Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Branagh as Leontes.

By the Sea

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USA | 2015 | 122 Minutes | Angelina Jolie-Pitt

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.


Opens: December 25

USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Todd Haynes

SIFF Cinema Uptown
From Academy Award nominated director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”


Opens: December 3

USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Spike Lee

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Seattle Exclusive
Iconoclast director Spike Lee returns with this hard-hitting, modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata" that tells the story of a group of women who organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago's Southside, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence around the world.
"5 STARS! An urgent, angry – and very sexy – midlife masterpiece. Spike Lee is back at the top of his game!" - The Guardian

Class Divide

December 2

USA | 2015 | 74 Minutes plus Q&A | Marc Levin

SIFF Cinema Uptown | HBO Documentary Films
Free Screening, RSVP here
This powerful look at gentrification and growing inequality in a microcosm explores two sides of the same street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood: one side with low-income public housing, the other with a costly private school. Post-film Q&A with director Marc Levin.


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USA | 2015 | 133 mins | Ryan Coogler

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.

Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along

December 25

USA | 1971 | 181 Minutes | Norman Jewison

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Party with the best Jewish-themed musical of them by singing along to "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "To Life," and "Tradition." We're also including the holiday "tradition" of free Chinese food take-out (certified Kosher, of course) and live klezmer music before the show.