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1001 Grams

July 17 - 23, 2015

Norway | 2014 | 88 minutes | Bent Hamer

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this sweet, deadpan, love story from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories), recently divorced scientist Marie travels to France to recalibrate the National Norwegian kilo, where she unexpectedly meets a kindly Parisian and finds love amid the beauty of the City of Lights.

Back to the Future

July 17

USA | 1985 | 116 min | Robert Zemeckis

Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline 
30th Anniversary! In 1985, skateboardin' teen Marty McFly entered a souped-up DeLorean and traveled back in time 30 years to fend off amorous advances from his mother, help his dad find inner cool, and invent rock and roll. Now we live in 2015 (aka Back to the Future Part II), and you can travel back in time 30 years just by watching the original movie. As Doc Brown would say, "Whoa. This is heavy."

Clownwise

July 12

Czech Republic | 2014 | 120 minutes | Viktor Tauš

In this touching and comic look at taking chances late in life and having the last laugh, a retired clown returns to his hometown of Prague and reunites with the other members of his estranged trio. Can these aging clowns reconcile their differences and rediscover their past friendship in time for the final performance?

Dope

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 115 minutes | Rick Famuyiwa

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Like a 21st century urban update of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this remarkably fresh comedy follows a trio of "Nerdz N the Hood" – straight A students who spend their days listening to ’90s hip-hop and playing video games – as they head down a riotous rabbit hole of mischief after stumbling into a backpack full of designer party drugs.

Gemma Bovery

Opens: July 17

France | 2014 | 99 minutes | Anne Fontaine

SIFF Cinema Uptown
In this sexy and lighthearted re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic, earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her husband move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel "Madame Bovery" was written a century earlier.

The Icing

July 11

Czech Republic | 2014 | 81 minutes | Jan Hrebejk

Director Jan Hřebejk (Honeymoon, Kawasaki’s Rose) brings his trademark satirical bent to this explosive comedy set in a small-town pub, where a kidnapped bride, a rebellious bridesmaid, and a female bartender come together for a nose-thumbing, hard-drinking bender.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 104 minutes | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, this funny and tender look at the friendships that shape us follows a pair of best friends and goofy filmmakers who form an unexpected bond with a girl in their class who was just diagnosed with cancer.

The Overnight

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USA | 2015 | 100 minutes | Patrick Brice

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This hilarious and unpredictable comedy follows as a couple new to L.A. (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) who find their first new friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche) when their children connect at the neighborhood park, but discover that their first group playdate becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre once the kids are put to bed.