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7 Chinese Brothers

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USA | 2015 | 76 minutes | Bob Byington

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu, Sept 3
Jason Schwartzman–and his dog!–star in Bob Byington's off-beat comedy about a misanthropic slacker who struggles to stay employed.

All Eyes and Ears

September 19

China | 2014 | 90 minutes | Vanessa Hope

Director Vanessa Hope scheduled to attend. Documentary filmmaker Vanessa Hope explores the complex relations between the U.S. and China through the interlocking stories of U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman, his adopted Chinese daughter, and a blind legal advocate seeking asylum in the U.S.

Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes

September 23

USA | 2015 | 110 Minutues | Kahlil Joseph

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | One Night Only Worldwide Screening Event!
Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire and director Kahil Joseph travel to Jamaica, Haiti, London, and L.A. to chart the creative journey of their most recent album “Reflektor”. Features a 20 minutes of extra footage exclusively for cinema audiences.

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

September 19

USA | 2015 | 73 minutes | Holly Morris, Anne Bogart

Director Holly Morris scheduled to attend. In the isolated post-nuclear disaster "dead zone" of Chernobyl, an unlikely community of women have survived for the past 30 years, cultivating the toxic earth and tangling with an assortment of interlopers, all while maintaining an heroic blend of resilience and independence.

Big Stone Gap

September 20

USA | 2014 | 96 | Adriana Trigiani

Adapted from her best-selling novel, writer/director Adriana Trigiani tells a tale of family secrets and self-discovery in an Appalachian coal-mining town of the late 1970's. The award-winning ensemble cast includes Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Elfman, and Patrick Wilson.

Bloodsucking Bastards

September 4 - 10, 2015

USA | 2015 | 84 | Brian James O'Connell

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Fri & Sat 11:30PM
Vampires meet Office Space! In this action-packed horror comedy, an office drone (Fran Kranz, Cabin in the Woods) must save his co-workers from their new boss before his job goes from just dead.

Call Me Lucky

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USA | 2015 | 105 Minutes | Bobcat Goldthwait

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Bobcat Goldthwait directs this inspiring, hilarious, and poignant portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures, Barry Crimmins, the beer-swilling, politically outspoken, whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of a generation of stand-up superstars.

Can You Dig This

September 20

USA | 2015 | 80 minutes | Delila Vallot

Director Delila Vallot scheduled to attend. South Central LA is on the brink of a food revolution. Following new gardeners over a growing season, including self-proclaimed "gangster gardener" Ron Finley, Delila Vallot's intimate debut calls on people to put their hands in the soil, planting gardens to restore the neighborhood and transform the community in the process.

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.


September 18 - 24, 2015

USA | 2015 | 88 | Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
Zombies meet elementary school! In this outrageous zom-com, a substitute teacher (Elijah Wood) takes over a new class just as an insidious virus hits the playground. Co-starring Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and Jack McBrayer.