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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.