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1001 Grams

July 17 - 23, 2015

Norway | 2014 | 88 minutes | Bent Hamer

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this sweet, deadpan, love story from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories), recently divorced scientist Marie travels to France to recalibrate the National Norwegian kilo, where she unexpectedly meets a kindly Parisian and finds love amid the beauty of the City of Lights.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

July 24 - 30, 2015

USA | 2015 | 98 minutes | Marc Silver

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
Unravel the prejudices and contradictions behind a 2012 shooting at a Florida gas station, when an interaction between a white middle-aged male and a black teenager lead to devastating consequences. This infuriating and illuminating call-to-action was awarded a Sundance Special Jury prize for Social Impact.

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 13

USA | 2014 | 148 Minutes | Julie Taymor

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Encore Presentation
This heralded production of Shakespeare's classic comes from acclaimed director Julie Taymor (Frida, Across the Universe, Broadway's "The Lion King") and was filmed before a live audience by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Birdman, The Wolf of Wall Street) during performance at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn.

A Story of Floating Weeds with live score by Aono Jikken Ensemble

July 11

Japan | 1934 | 86 Minutes | Yasujirō Ozu

Aono Jikken Ensemble presents a new live music/sound score – a mixture of traditional Japanese music, experimental soundscapes, klezmer, and African folk influences – for master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s silent classic, the story of a down-on-its-luck Kabuki troupe putting on a performance in a small town. Presented with live bilingual Benshi narration, a Japanese silent film tradition.

Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

July 24 - 30, 2015

India | 1957 | 109 minutes | Satyajit Ray

New 4K Restoration | In the second part of Satyajit Ray’s heralded trilogy, Apu and his family now live in the bustling holy city of Benares, where he progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager.

Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

July 24 - 30, 2015

India | 1959 | 105 minutes | Satyajit Ray

New 4K Restoration | In the conclusion of Satyajit Ray's award-winning trilogy, Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee), now out of college and hoping to live as a writer, experiences his romantic awakening and impending fatherhood.

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

July 24 - 30, 2015

India | 1955 | 125 minutes | Satyajit Ray

New 4K Restoration | The debut film from Satyajit Ray follows young Bengali boy Apu and his family through the trials and tribulations of impoverished living. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s constant sense of discovery, this Cannes-award winning masterpiece of Indian cinema is an immersive cinematic experience.

Ardor

July 17 - 23, 2015

Argentina | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Pablo Fendrik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
This visually sumptuous adventure from Argentina stars Gael García Bernal as a mysterious man who emerges from the rainforest to rescue a woman (Alice Braga) who has been kidnapped by ruthless mercenaries bent on stealing her family's land.

Back to the Future

July 17

USA | 1985 | 116 min | Robert Zemeckis

Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline 
30th Anniversary! In 1985, skateboardin' teen Marty McFly entered a souped-up DeLorean and traveled back in time 30 years to fend off amorous advances from his mother, help his dad find inner cool, and invent rock and roll. Now we live in 2015 (aka Back to the Future Part II), and you can travel back in time 30 years just by watching the original movie. As Doc Brown would say, "Whoa. This is heavy."

Clownwise

July 12

Czech Republic | 2014 | 120 minutes | Viktor Tauš

In this touching and comic look at taking chances late in life and having the last laugh, a retired clown returns to his hometown of Prague and reunites with the other members of his estranged trio. Can these aging clowns reconcile their differences and rediscover their past friendship in time for the final performance?