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Nosferatu with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars

March 14

Germany | 1922 | 84 Minutes | F.W. Murnau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
For over a decade, Austin music ensemble The Invincible Czars have been crafting original silent film scores that combine rock and orchestral music. The group joins us for a special live performance accompanying F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu, in an original score that blends their unique sound with vocals, sampling, and elements of Bela Bartok's “Six Romanian Folk Dances”.

Matthew Barney's River of Fundament

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SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ Only!
Indescribable and visually stupendous, artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's (Cremaster) latest is an epic opera of regeneration and rebirth based Norman Mailer's novel “Ancient Evenings”, and with an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, Elaine Stritch, and many more. Presented in stunning 4K projection with 7.1 surround sound. This film contains graphic imagery and is not for the squeamish. Co-presented by Seattle Art Fair.

River of Fundament Act 1

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USA | 2014 | 115 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
In the Brooklyn Heights home of Norman Mailer’s family, a wake for the late author is in progress...The spirit of Norman I emerges from the River of Feces...A musical procession accompanies a 1967 Chrysler Imperial to its final resting place...Norman I makes the acquaintance of the reigning Pharaoh (Paul Giamatti).

River of Fundament Act 2

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USA | 2014 | 108 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Norman II emerges as an older, shamanistic sorcerer and Hathfertiti (Maggie Gyllenhaal) welcomes him…A gold 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am embodies the myth of Isis and Osiris…Osiris’s sexual organ is resurrected and Isis becomes pregnant…Set is enraged and cuts the Osiris into fourteen pieces…The molten body of Osiris is resurrected as a massive iron Djed pillar.

River of Fundament Act 3

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USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Osiris’s son Horus emerges as a young falcon…The great Pharaoh Usermare discovers that his daughter Hathfertiti (Ellen Burstyn) has grown older and is now nearing the end of her life…The spirit of Norman III is embodied as a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor…In Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain Range, near the cabin of Ernest Hemingway, sockeye salmon make their annual spawning journey.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

February 20

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase. Screens monthly.

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!