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2001: A Space Odyssey

November 1

United Kingdom | 1968 | 160 minutes | Stanley Kubrick

One of the most exquisite examples of the power of cinema to explore the nature of intelligence and humanity, Stanley Kubrick’s visionary space travel film, based on the story by Arthur C. Clarke, is still relevant after all these years–and not to be missed on the big screen.

2014 Irish Reel Film Festival

October 24 - 26, 2014

The Irish Reels Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Irish film to US audiences, providing a platform for Irish filmmakers to showcase their independently-produced work. Our 3-day festival in October at SIFF Film Center features 10-20 contemporary Irish films (features, shorts and documentaries) and provides opportunities for Northwest audiences to explore new works in Irish cinema and connect with visiting filmmakers. For more information visit irishreels.org.

Alien

October 31

USA | 1979 | 117 minutes | Ridley Scott

In space, no one can hear you scream. Ridley Scott directs the scariest space-travel film ever created, about a group of space workers (including Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, and John Hurt) who answer a distress call only to discover that they are about to be the ones needing help.

Aliens

October 31

USA | 1986 | 137 minutes | James Cameron

James Cameron continues the story begun in Alien with an action-packed second installment that not only earned seven Oscar nominations, but turned Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley into a feminist icon with an applause-inducing catch phrase.

Altman

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Canada | 2014 | 95 Minutes | Ron Mann

The new documentary from Ron Mann (Grass) is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman. With the late director himself acting as guide, Altman takes the audience on an expansive and revelatory road trip through the highs and lows of this uncompromising visionary in his life and career.

Altman: A Defining Director

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive presentation
Robert Alman is one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. SIFF Cinema Egyptian celebrates his legacy with the new documentary Altman, a selection of never-before-seen short films, a lobby poster exhibit, and special $5 shows of seven of the director's career-defining films: M*A*S*H, Nashville, McCabe & Mrs Miller, Popeye, The Player, Short Cuts, and Gosford Park.

Apollo 13

November 2

USA | 1995 | 140 minutes | Ron Howard

Houston, we have a problem. Director Ron Howard's Best Picture Oscar® nominee grippingly recreates the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis, in which a crew of courageous astronauts (Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton) face certain death unless a Mission Control officer (Ed Harris) can find a way to bring them back home.

Awake: the Life of Yogananda

October 24 - 30, 2014

USA | 2014 | 87 minutes | Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Paramahansa Yogananda is considered the “Father of Yoga in the West,” having brought the ancient practice to America in the 1920s. His lasting impact comes alive through archival footage and the words of seekers, philosophers, and enthusiasts.

Bachelor Weekend

October 25

94 Minutes |

Irish Reels Film Festival
Award-winning writer/director John Butler (Your Bad Self) makes his feature directing debut with this hilarious and touching comedy about male friendship.

The Big Lebowski with Jim Emerson

September 20, 2014

USA | 1998 | 360 minutes | Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski goes under the analytical knife with a six-hour audience-fueled examination of what makes this film extraordinary. Join guest facilitator and film critic Jim Emerson as we work together scene-by-scene and often shot-by-shot through the symbolism, homage, and genius of the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece.

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