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The Big Short

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USA | 2015 | 130 minutes | Adam McKay

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Thu Feb 11 
5 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Christian Bale)
Scathingly funny yet deadly serious, this true story of the global economic catastrophe of 2008 follows four Wall Street outsiders – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt – who foresee the collapse of the housing market, and hatch a bold plan to bet against the US economy. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman).

Harold and Maude

February 12 - 14, 2016

USA | 1971 | 91 Minutes | Hal Ashby

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a love story that transcends the ages! Hal Ashby's tender outsider classic explores the relationship between the faux-suicidal young man Harold and his unlikely kindred spirit, goofy septuagenarian Maude. With free custom made tragi-romantic candy hearts and a pre-show Cat Stevens sing along.

NT Live: As You Like It

February 25 - 28, 2016

180 minutes (est) | Polly Findlay

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
SIFF Film Center | Encore Screenings
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig in a spirited performance as the heroine who reinvents herself as a boy. Director Polly Findlay’s richly textured interpretation features stunning set design–which transforms the corporate world into the Forest of Arden–and a unique, atmospheric soundscape.

NT Live: Hangmen

March 3 - 17, 2016

Matthew Dunster

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
SIFF Film Center | Encore Screenings
This sell-out smash hit and “the funniest play in London right now” (Time Out) comes from Olivier and Academy Award® winning writer Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan) and stars David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead") as a professional hangman who has to reevaluate his career on a historic day in 1965 when the country abolishes the death penalty.

Stephen Tobolowsky in person: The Primary Instinct and Groundhog Day

February 29

240 min (est)

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Leap Day happens only once ever four years, and we're celebrating this rare occurrence with one of our favorite people: prolific actor and master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen joins us in person for a special double feature and Q&A the includes his spoken word concert film The Primary Instinct and the beloved comedy Groundhog Day.