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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

July 24 - 30, 2015

USA | 2015 | 98 minutes | Marc Silver

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
Unravel the prejudices and contradictions behind a 2012 shooting at a Florida gas station, when an interaction between a white middle-aged male and a black teenager lead to devastating consequences. This infuriating and illuminating call-to-action was awarded a Sundance Special Jury prize for Social Impact.

Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

June 26 - July 2, 2015

Switzerland | 2014 | 95 Minutes | Belinda Sallin

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Surrealist H. R. Giger's dark, intricate art – including his Oscar-winning monster designs for Alien – have influenced a generation of sci-fi, horror, music, and fetish art fans. This intimate documentary goes behind the ivy-covered walls of the artist's Zurich home, as Giger shares stories about his first skull (given to him by his father), macabre dinner parties, and the tragic muse whose presence reverberates throughout his work.

Grey Gardens

July 4

USA | 1975 | 94 Minutes | Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Spend Independence Day with two American icons: Big Edie and Little Edie, the residents of Grey Gardens. With tasty tuna bites (not for the cats, we swear), and bubbly drink specials!

Sunshine Superman

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USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Marah Strauch

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This heart-racing documentary – a mix of adventure story and love story – introduces engineer, filmmaker, and skydiver Carl Boenish and his wife Jean, who dedicated their lives to the sport of BASE jumping, capturing unprecedented feats of human flight in stunning one-of-a-kind film footage.

Václav Havel – A Life in Freedom

July 10

Czech Republic | 2014 | 71 minutes | Andrea Sedláčková

The 1989 Velvet Revolution was led by Václav Havel, a playwright and poet who became Czechoslovakia’s first democratically elected president and one of the great figures of twentieth century Europe. Director Andrea Sedláĉková maps Havel’s life with extensive film clips and interviews to fashion an elegant portrait of a bohemian artist whose life below and then above ground was rich in paradoxes.

The Wolfpack

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USA | 2015 | 89 minutes | Crystal Moselle

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
This Sundance award winning documentary is a mesmerizing portrait of six brothers who grew up in a small housing project apartment in the midst of Manhattan, yet were prohibited access to the outside world. But they had access to movies – all kinds of movies – and began staging elaborate reenactments, an act of self-expression that would change the life of the entire family.