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October 24

France | 2015 | 82 minutes | Simon Rouby

This stunning animated feature, combining traditional painted backgrounds with clay sculpted characters, follows 12 year-old Adama, who leaves his small West African village on a quest to rescue his brother from the frontlines of WWI. Adama travels to "the land of breaths" - the village's term for war-torn Europe - for a coming-of-age odyssey that is also a tale of outstanding love, courage, and humanity. Appropriate for ages 8+.

The Anarchists

October 25

France | 2015 | 101 minutes | Elie Wajeman

Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color) star in this sweeping historical crime drama set in turn of the century Paris, where police officer Jean Albertini is tasked with infiltrating a band of anarchists, and unexpectedly falls in love with a passionate, and persuasive, member of the movement. Torn between duty and his heart, Jean will have to choose his allegiance.

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

October 30 - November 5, 2015

2015 | 97 minutes | Various

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Fri, Oct 30 | Curator Ron Diamond in person
Praised by Pixar founder John Lasseter as “the best place to see all the latest and greatest animated short films,” this premiere animation festival curated by Ron Diamond features 11 new international shorts–using techniques including hand-drawn, paint on glass, stop-motion, and computer-generated animation–plus four short documentary portraits featuring directors shedding light to the making of their films.

Anton Chekhov - 1890

October 23 - 28, 2015

France | 2015 | 96 minutes | René Féret

A pivotal period in the life of Russian literary master Anton Chekhov is brought to life in this expressive biographical tale. A humble Russian doctor, Chekhov (Nicolas Giraud) starts writing stories for magazines to earn extra money. As his talent gains notice, an unexpected tragedy sends him on a journey to Siberia, and the trip inspires some of his most brilliant and famous works.

Archie's Betty

October 21

USA | 2015 | 69 Minutes | Gerald Peary

SIFF Film Center | One Show Only
Co-Producer Shaun Clancy in person | Filmmaker Gerald Peary grew up obsessed with Archie Comics, the influential comic strip still popular almost 75 years after its creation. Now he is on a quest to discover if Archie and the rest of the gang from Riverdale High were based on with Archie creator Bob Montana’s hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and if the real Betty, the original blonde bombshell, is still alive.

Black Mass

September 17 - October 8, 2015

USA | 2015 | 122 | Scott Cooper

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 8
Johnny Depp stars in a critically acclaimed performance as notorious Boston mobster James Whitey Bulger in this gripping true-life crime drama from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Co-stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, and Kevin Bacon.

Bridge of Spies

Opens: October 15

USA | 2015 | 135 Minutes | Steven Spielberg

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This gripping real-life Cold War thriller from director Steven Spielberg stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer tapped by the CIA to negotiate the release of an American spy captured in Russia. Co-written British dramatist Matt Charman and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

A Brilliant Young Mind

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United Kingdom | 2014 | 111 minutes | Morgan Matthews

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Asa Butterfield (Hugo) stars alongside the great British actors Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, and Eddie Marsan in this tender coming-of-age romance about a teenage math prodigy who has trouble relating emotionally to other people, until a trip to the International Mathematics Olympiad in Taipei expands his mind as well as his heart.

The Chef's Wife

October 24

France | 2014 | 90 minutes | Anne Le Ny

Two of France's most versatile and accomplished actresses, Karin Viard (Polisse, Delicatessen) and Emmannuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel, Read My Lips), come together for this crowd-pleasing romantic comedy. Carole can no longer stand working alongside her talented Michelin-starred chef husband, Sam, so she meets with Marithé, who helps people explore new career opportunities. The two become friends, but when Marithé meets Sam, their mutual attraction complicates her motives in helping Carole to start over.

The Clearstream Affair

October 25

France | 2014 | 110 minutes | Vincent Garenq

This ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller follows journalist Denis Robert (Gilles Lellouche) and Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke (Charles Berling), who shake up the French governing class by exposing a dark political financial machine called the Clearstream system, which allowed financial institutions and wealthy investors to hold secret accounts for hiding unreported income and money laundering.