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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

February 16

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 minutes | Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh

Encore Screening Added | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, with the great Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Branagh as Leontes. 

The Danish Girl

December 17, 2015 - February 11, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 120 minutes | Tom Hooper

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Feb 11! 
4 Academy Award Nomiations, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress

From director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) comes the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina), whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking transgender journey.

The Devils

February 13

United Kingdom | 1971 | 111 minutes | Ken Russell

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | Ken Russell’s controversial classic chronicles the rise and fall of the unorthodox 17th-century priest Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), who builds a passionate following of nuns (some sexually obsessed) before being accused of witchcraft by the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu. 35mm print, 111min original U.K. cut!

Theeb

February 22

Jordan | 2014 | 100 minutes | Naji Abu Nowar

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Recent Raves
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
Set in the Ottoman Empire during World War I – the same backdrop as Lawrence of Arabia – this powerful and assured “Bedouin Western” takes a perilous journey through the desert with a young boy named Theeb (translation: “Wolf”) as he helps guide a British officer to a secret destination.

Witchfinder General

February 13

United Kingdom | 1968 | 86 minutes | Michael Reeves

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | British director Michael Reeves elicited one of horror legend Vincent Price’s most sinister performances as Matthew Hopkins, a villainous persecutor who terrorizes 17th Century England by traveling from town to town barbarically wrenching confessions from "witches" and executing them, all in order to line his pockets. 35mm print!