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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.

Black Mass

September 17 - October 8, 2015

USA | 2015 | 122 | Scott Cooper

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 8
Johnny Depp stars in a critically acclaimed performance as notorious Boston mobster James Whitey Bulger in this gripping true-life crime drama from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Co-stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, and Kevin Bacon.

Bridge of Spies

Opens: October 15

USA | 2015 | 135 Minutes | Steven Spielberg

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This gripping real-life Cold War thriller from director Steven Spielberg stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer tapped by the CIA to negotiate the release of an American spy captured in Russia. Co-written British dramatist Matt Charman and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

The Cockettes

November 11

USA | 2002 | 100 Minutes | Bill Weber and David Weissman

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Co-presented by Bellevue Arts Museum
Take a wildly entertaining and exuberant journey into the heart of the 60’s with this award winning documentary chronicling the life of flamboyant San Francisco theatrical troupe, The Cockettes. Post screening discussion with Fayette Hauser, founding Cockettes member, and Michael Cepress, curator of Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture, on view at Bellevue Arts Museum starting September 4.

Final Girls

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USA | 2015 | 88 Minutes | Todd Strauss-Schulson

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this blood-soaked comedy a teenager (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends find themselves trapped inside their favorite movie–an 80s slasher film titled “Camp Bloodbath”–and now they must break all the rules of the genre to survive!

Finding Vivian Maier

October 6 - 7, 2015

USA | 2013 | 83 Minutes | John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.

The Heart of the Game

October 13

USA | 2005 | 87 Minutes | Ward Serrill

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
10th Anniversary, with director Ward Serrill and film subjects in person!
Released in 2005 by Miramax Films to wide critical acclaim, this thrilling and humanistic documentary is a portrait of Seattle's Roosevelt High School girls' basketball team, as their eccentric new coach and troubled star player transformed the struggling team into serious contenders.

The Latin Explosion: A New America

November 4

USA | 2015 | 90 Minutes (approx) | Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP link coming soon
Celebrate the dazzling array of Latino artists and visionaries – from Desi Arnaz to Shakira and everyone in between – who have become global superstars and have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy.

My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Restoration

October 20

USA | 1964 | 190 Minutes (includes intermission and bonus content) | George Cukor

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
The beloved musical classic is more loverly than ever on the big screen in this breathtaking new restoration. Aubrey Hepburn stars in one of her most radiant roles as Eliza Doolittle, the disheveled Cockney flower girl who finds herself at the center of a wager to make her into a “proper” lady. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Racing Extinction

September 25 - October 8, 2015

USA | 2015 | 94 minutes | Louie Psihoyos

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 8
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) and his team expose the disastrous consequences of thoughtless human activity on thousands of the earth’s species, in this thrilling and urgent plea for change before the planet faces its next major extinction event.