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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

July 24 - 30, 2015

USA | 2015 | 98 minutes | Marc Silver

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
Unravel the prejudices and contradictions behind a 2012 shooting at a Florida gas station, when an interaction between a white middle-aged male and a black teenager lead to devastating consequences. This infuriating and illuminating call-to-action was awarded a Sundance Special Jury prize for Social Impact.

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 13

USA | 2014 | 148 Minutes | Julie Taymor

SIFF Cinema Uptown | 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 (Birdman, The Wolf of Wall Street) during performance at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn.

Back to the Future

July 17

USA | 1985 | 116 min | Robert Zemeckis

Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline 
30th Anniversary! In 1985, skateboardin' teen Marty McFly entered a souped-up DeLorean and traveled back in time 30 years to fend off amorous advances from his mother, help his dad find inner cool, and invent rock and roll. Now we live in 2015 (aka Back to the Future Part II), and you can travel back in time 30 years just by watching the original movie. As Doc Brown would say, "Whoa. This is heavy."

Dope

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 115 minutes | Rick Famuyiwa

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Like a 21st century urban update of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this remarkably fresh comedy follows a trio of "Nerdz N the Hood" – straight A students who spend their days listening to ’90s hip-hop and playing video games – as they head down a riotous rabbit hole of mischief after stumbling into a backpack full of designer party drugs.

Grey Gardens

July 4

USA | 1975 | 94 Minutes | Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Spend Independence Day with two American icons: Big Edie and Little Edie, the residents of Grey Gardens. With tasty tuna bites (not for the cats, we swear), and bubbly drink specials!

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 104 minutes | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, this funny and tender look at the friendships that shape us follows a pair of best friends and goofy filmmakers who form an unexpected bond with a girl in their class who was just diagnosed with cancer.

The Overnight

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 100 minutes | Patrick Brice

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This hilarious and unpredictable comedy follows as a couple new to L.A. (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) who find their first new friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche) when their children connect at the neighborhood park, but discover that their first group playdate becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre once the kids are put to bed.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 18

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline.
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase.

Sunshine Superman

Now Playing

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Marah Strauch

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This heart-racing documentary – a mix of adventure story and love story – introduces engineer, filmmaker, and skydiver Carl Boenish and his wife Jean, who dedicated their lives to the sport of BASE jumping, capturing unprecedented feats of human flight in stunning one-of-a-kind film footage.

We Are Still Here

July 10 - 11, 2015

USA | 2015 | 84 minutes | Ted Geoghegan

Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
Barbara Crampton takes on vengeful spirits in this terrifying tribute to Italian horror. In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years - and demands a sacrifice. "Pure, unqualified carnage... A wall-shaking bloodbath!" - Meredith Borders, Badass Digest