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Rudderless

October 17 - 23, 2014

USA | 2014 | 105 Minutes | William H. Macy

The directorial debut of actor and Emmy-winning screenwriter William H. Macy, Rudderless is a sensitive and surprising drama about a grieving father (Billy Crudup) who discovers the music left behind after his college-aged son's death, which encourages him to form a rock band with a talented young musician (Anton Yelchin).

Serenity

November 3

USA | 2005 | 119 | Joss Whedon

One of the best space-adventure films ever made, Joss Whedon's big-screen resurrection of the beloved  television series "Firefly" finds Captain Mal Reynolds and his ragtag crew of the transport ship Serenity on the run from a deadly assassin, and on the path to discovering one of the most terrible secrets in the 'verse. 

Short Cuts

October 22, 2014

USA | 1993 | 187 Minutes | Robert Altman

Presented on 35mm! | Based on the stories of Raymond Carver, Altman returns to the style of his classic film Nashville to follow the lives of 22 suburban Los Angeles residents as they intersect over the course of a few days. The stunning ensemble cast is a who's-who of arthouse cinema talents, including Jack Lemmon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Waits, Robert Downey Jr, Lili Taylor, and Julianne Moore in a career-making performance.

Silent Running

November 2

USA | 1972 | 89 minutes | Douglas Trumbull

Special-effects legend Douglas Trumbull takes us to a future where Earth is barren, with the only remaining plant life in an orbiting greenhouse. There, the caretaker (Bruce Dern) and a trio of endearing robots (named Huey, Dewey, and Louie) must defend our only surviving ecological paradise. Preceded by Georges Méliès 1902 silent sci-fi classic A Trip to the Moon.

Solaris

November 2

USA | 1972 | 167 minutes | Andrei Tarkovsky

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's brilliantly original science-fiction epic centers on a widowed psychologist who is sent to the remote Solaris space station where he discovers strange psychological phenomena, including visions of his dead wife.

Sound Design with Dave Howe

October 22, 2014

USA | 180 |

You will be amazed at how much goes into a film sound mix. Bad Animals' Dave Howe breaks down the sound design for a variety of projects across the local Seattle and Hollywood spectrum in the October Film Craft Commentary session.

Touch of Evil with Sean Axmaker

November 15

USA | 1958 | 360 minutes | Orson Welles

Well known for it's extraordinary opening, Touch of Evil is much more than just that initial tracking shot. It's rich cinematography, bold stylistic choices, and gritty story all coalesce to imagine a dark and atmospheric world of crime and corruption. Seattle film critic Sean Axmaker will facilitate this audience exploration with a six-hour dive into the pioneering mind of Orson Welles and his border town masterpiece.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

December 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015

USA | 1971 | 100 Minutes | Mel Stuart

Mmmmm...snozzberries! The family classic returns in SIFF's legendary "Smell-O-Vision," featuring fragrant and tasty treats from our free Wonkariffic goodie bags

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