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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 Devils

February 13, 2016

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, 2016

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!