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USA | 2015 | 128 minutes | Tom McCarthy

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Acclaimed by critics as one of the year's best films, this riveting true story behind the Pulitzer Prize winning Boston Globe story is a tense, investigative thriller following the tenacious “Spotlight” reporters–Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Brian d’Arcy James–as they reveal the decades-long cover-up of abuses in the Catholic Church.

The Danish Girl

Opens: December 18

United Kingdom | 2015 | 120 minutes | Tom Hooper

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) star in the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).