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Finding Vivian Maier

October 6 - 7, 2015

USA | 2013 | 83 Minutes | John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.

Frame by Frame

October 7, 2015

Afghanistan | 2014 | 85 minutes | Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Filmmakers in attendance! After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

October 2 - 8, 2015

Spain | 2015 | 88 minutes | Justin Webster

SIFF Film Center | Ends Thu Oct 8
This emotional documentary tells the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez - known as “Gabo” throughout Latin America – a law-school dropout and journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, and went on to become the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

The Heart of the Game

October 13

USA | 2005 | 87 Minutes | Ward Serrill

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
10th Anniversary, with director Ward Serrill and film subjects in person!
Released in 2005 by Miramax Films to wide critical acclaim, this thrilling and humanistic documentary is a portrait of Seattle's Roosevelt High School girls' basketball team, as their eccentric new coach and troubled star player transformed the struggling team into serious contenders.

How To Dance In Ohio

October 7, 2015

USA | 2015 | 88 Minutes | Alexandra Shiva

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP here
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance.

The Latin Explosion: A New America

November 4

USA | 2015 | 90 Minutes (approx) | Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP link coming soon
Celebrate the dazzling array of Latino artists and visionaries – from Desi Arnaz to Shakira and everyone in between – who have become global superstars and have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy.

Racing Extinction

September 25 - October 8, 2015

USA | 2015 | 94 minutes | Louie Psihoyos

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 8
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) and his team expose the disastrous consequences of thoughtless human activity on thousands of the earth’s species, in this thrilling and urgent plea for change before the planet faces its next major extinction event.

The Salt of the Earth

October 6 - 7, 2015

USA | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Wim Wenders

Director Wim Wenders teams up with the son of photographer Sebastião Salgado for this intimate portrait of the artist as he travels throughout the world transforming moments of terror and beauty into grandiose photographic landscapes.

This Changes Everything

October 14

USA | 2015 | 89 Minutes | Avi Lewis

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Author Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis in person.
Produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, this urgent dispatch on climate change contends that the greatest crisis we have ever faced also offers us the opportunity to address and correct the inhumane systems that have created it.