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Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 5 - 16, 2016

USA | 2014 | 148 Minutes | Julie Taymor

SIFF Film Center | 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 (The Wolf of Wall Street, Brokeback Mountain) during performance at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn.

April and the Extraordinary World

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France | 2015 | 103 Minutes | Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci

SIFF Cinema Uptown & SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
From mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes this riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk world of 1940’s Paris. After her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, young April and her cat, Darwin, find themselves at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles, and cyborg rat spies. Presented in French language and English dubbed versions (see individual showtimes for details).

Everybody Wants Some!!

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USA | 2015 | 116 minutes | Richard Linklater

SIFF Cinema Egyptian 
Dazed and Confused meets Animal House in the latest from director Richard Linklater (Boyhood). Set in 1980 over the final weekend before college classes begin, a college freshman meets and bonds with his new college baseball teammates, an unruly but lovable group of dancing, partying, pot-smoking, skirt-chasing misfits.

Francofonia

April 8 - 28, 2016

Germany | 2015 | 87 minutes | Alexander Sokurov

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thurs Apr 28 
Master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) returns with a whimsically intelligent visual feast, set amidst the halls and exhibits of the Louvre Museum, that tells the story of two real-life men who went from enemies to collaborators and became the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures under the Nazi Occupation of Paris.

Hockney

May 6 - 12, 2016

United Kingdom | 2014 | 112 minutes | Randall Wright

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, David Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS. Filmmaker Randall Wright presents a unique look at this unconventional artist who, at seventy-seven remains as charming as ever as he reaches new peaks of worldwide popularity.

I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

April 22 - 28, 2016

Belgium | 67 Minutes | Marianne Lambert

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
An experimental filmmaker and a nomad, Chantal Akerman's cinematic trajectory never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence. Along with Akerman's editor and long-time collaborator, Claire Atherton, filmmaker Marianne Lambert examines the origins of this unique artist's film language and aesthetic stance.

Men & Chicken

Opens: May 6

Denmark | 2015 | 104 minutes | Anders Thomas Jensen

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers, Adam's Apples), reunites with star Mads Mikkelsen for a delightfully absurdist comedy of five profoundly strange brothers who gather at an abandoned sanatorium in search of their true family origins, leading to a bizarre video-taped confession, bouts of chronic masturbation, and an unsettling feeling about the chickens who have taken over the basement.

Midnight Special

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USA | 2016 | 111 Minutes | Jeff Nichols

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Thur Apr 21
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Fri Apr 22

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) comes this heartfelt, thrilling, and utterly original sci-fi tale about a father (Michael Shannon) who goes on the run to protect his son, whose mysterious, possibly dangerous, powers attract the attention of everyone from religious extremists to the federal government. Co-stars Joel Egerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, and Adam Driver.

Neon Bull

May 6 - 12, 2016

Brazil | 2015 | 101 minutes | Gabriel Mascaro

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
This wild and sensual slice-of-life drama follows a hard-working Brazilian rodeo cowboy who finds a new calling as a costume designer for his co-worker, an exotic dancer and mother to a spirited and cheeky young girl.

No Home Movie

April 22 - 28, 2016

Belgium | 115 minutes | Chantal Akerman

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
Chantal Akerman's final film is this portrait of her mother, a Holocaust survivor who married and raised a family in Brussels, during the last years of her life. An extremely intimate film of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal.