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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).

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.

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.

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.

Paris, Texas

April 22 - 25, 2016

Germany | 1984 | 148 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and based on a script by Sam Shepard, this unconventional road drama about loss and loneliness stars Harry Dean Stanton as a man who wanders out of the desert with no memory, and after meeting his young son is driven to locate his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski).

Until the End of the World (Director's Cut)

April 24, 2016

Germany | 1988 | 295 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Shot in 1990 and set in the near future of 1999, this globe trotting odyssey–filmed in fifteen cities in seven countries across four continents–is a multi-character trilogy exploring of technology, images, and memory set during a potential apocalyptic event. Restored by the director to its original length of nearly five hours! Screens with intermission.