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The Big Lebowski

January 23 - 24, 2015

USA | 1998 | 117 Minutes | Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Look at it... a young trophy wife, in the parlance of our times, you know, and she, uh, uh, owes money all over town, including to known pornographers, and that's cool... that's, that's cool, I'm, I'm saying, she needs money, man. And of course they're going to say that they didn't get it, because... she wants more, man! She's got to feed the monkey, I mean uh... hasn't that ever occurred to you, man? Sir?

The Big Lebowski with Jim Emerson

September 20, 2014

USA | 1998 | 360 minutes | Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski goes under the analytical knife with a six-hour audience-fueled examination of what makes this film extraordinary. Join guest facilitator and film critic Jim Emerson as we work together scene-by-scene and often shot-by-shot through the symbolism, homage, and genius of the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

January 9 - 10, 2015

USA | 1989 | 90 Minutes | Stephen Herek

Fourscore and seven minutes ago, we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition which was true in my time, just as it's true today. Be excellent to each other. And PARTY ON, DUDES!

Birdman

Opens: December 19

USA | 2014 | 119 Minutes | Alejandro González Iñárritu

Topping critics and awards lists for 2014, the new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, 21 Grams) stars Michael Keaton in a Golden Globe-nominated performance as an actor struggling to escape his iconic image and mount a Broadway play.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

December 19 - 21, 2014

USA | 1982 | 117 Minutes | Ridley Scott

Encore Screenings: Fri Dec 19 at Midnight | Sat Dec 20 & Sun Dec 21 at Noon | Meant to be seen on the big screen, Blade Runner returns after years of being unavailable for theatrical screenings. Ridley Scott brings to life Philip K Dick's dystopian, neo-noir, sci-fi tale of genetically created replicants and the man who hunts them. This 2007 Final Cut version restores the director's full artistic vision.

Children of Men with Georg Koszulinski

October 25, 2014

USA | 2006 | 360 minutes | Alfonso Cuarón

Cinema Dissection

Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men is well known as a contemporary intersection between emotional investment and technical precision. With guest facilitator and Seattle University film faculty member Georg Koszulinski leading this six hour session, the audience will work scene-by-scene through the film to unlock the creative choices that make the film a masterpiece.

CitizenFour

Now Playing

USA | 2014 | 120 Minutes | Laura Poitras

In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras received encrypted e-mails from someone identified only as "citizen four" who claimed to have information about covert surveillance programs run by US government agencies. This informant became one of the most divisive figures in modern political history: Edward Snowden.

Dazed and Confused

January 16 - 17, 2015

USA | 1993 | 102 Minutes | Richard Linklater

Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.

Eraserhead with David Johnson

March 14

USA | 1977 | David Lynch

Eraserhead. Iconic, beautiful, and horrifying. It's the work which launched David's Lynch's storied career, and the term “Lynchian.” Yet, after 37 years, the film itself remains a mystery. Often described as inscrutable, the director himself recently stated that no one, to date, has come up with his interpretation of the film. David Johnson leads our dive into making sense of Lynch's toughest nut.

Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along

December 25

USA | 1971 | 181 Minutes | Norman Jewison

An all new holiday tradition! – Dec 25

Now at SIFF Cinema Uptown, Tickets on Sale! Party with the best Jewish-themed musical of them all while sing along to "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "To Life," and "Tradition." We're also including the holiday "tradition" of free Chinese food take-out (certified Kosher, of course) and live klezmer music before the show.

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