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USA | 2015 | 94 minutes | Andrew Haigh

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award Nominee, Best Actress
Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay won Best Actress & Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for this emotional tour-de-force about a couple preparing for their 45th anniversary who make a discovery that calls into question the life they have built together.

Arabian Nights Trilogy

February 19 - 25, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
An unmissable cinematic event, this wry, epic, and thoroughly unpredictable masterwork of modern political cinema from Portuguese director Miguel Gomes uses the structure of the tales of the Arabian Nights to explore life in modern Portugal, a country in the midst of an economic and political crisis.

Arabian Nights Vol 1: The Restless One

February 19 - 25, 2016

Portugal | 2015 | 126 minutes | Miguel Gomes

SIFF Film Center
In the first volume of this wildly ambitious trilogy, the director cowardly runs away from his own project, leaving the beautiful Scheherazade behind to entertain the King with tales of wily wasps, an exploding wale, and a talking rooster who is running for office.

Arabian Nights Vol 2: The Desolate One

February 19 - 25, 2016

Portugal | 2015 | 132 minutes | Miguel Gomes

SIFF Film Center
The wild imaginings of Scheherazade continue as an escaped murderer becomes a local hero, the theft of 13 cows is explored with Brechtian absurdity, and a ghost poodle named Dixie shuttles between various residents in an bleak apartment complex.

Arabian Nights Vol 3: The Enchanted One

February 19 - 25, 2016

Portugal | 2015 | 125 minutes | Miguel Gomes

SIFF Film Center
In the eccentric and enthralling final installment, Scheherazade briefly escapes the King and flees to a sunny Mediterranean island filled with hippies and break-dancers, then brings this epic to a close with the beauty of finches preparing for a birdsong competition.

Beauty and the Beast

February 12 - 14, 2016

France | 1946 | 93 minutes | Jean Cocteau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
New restoration! Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day.

SFFSFF: The Best in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts

March 19

March 19 screening is on standby. Please join us for March 20 encore screening at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

The Big Short

December 22, 2015 - February 11, 2016

USA | 2015 | 130 minutes | Adam McKay

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Thu Feb 11 
5 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Christian Bale)
Scathingly funny yet deadly serious, this true story of the global economic catastrophe of 2008 follows four Wall Street outsiders – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt – who foresee the collapse of the housing market, and hatch a bold plan to bet against the US economy. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman).

Boy and the World

February 12 - 18, 2016

Brazil | 2013 | 80 minutes | Alê Abreu

Now at SIFF Cinema Egyptian 
Academy Award Nominee: Best Animated Feature
Magical, unique, wordless, and utterly eye-popping, this hand-made animated tale follows a young Brazilian boy as he ventures from his simple countryside home into a carnivalesque metropolis. Overflowing with delightful visuals and exploding with vibrant color and samba/hip hop rhythms, the boy’s journey depicts the differences between village and city, punctuated by the heart and soul of the people.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

February 16

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

Encore Screening Added | SIFF Cinema Uptown
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.