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Boyhood

October 24 - 30, 2014

USA | 2014 | 164 minutes | Richard Linklater

Back by popular demand, one week only! | Richard Linklater's triumphant and original coming-of-age epic is one of the highest praised films of the year and winner of SIFF’s 2014 Golden Space Needle Awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress (Patricia Arquette).

Gosford Park

October 20, 2014

United Kingdom | 2001 | 137 Minutes | Robert Altman

In 2001, future "Downton Abbey" creator Jullian Fellowes teamed up with Altman and writer/actor Bob Balaban for this witty and absorbing look at the British class system in the 1930s, wrapped in a whodunnit murder mystery. The top-notch cast includes Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, Emily Watson, Clive Owens, and Kelly Macdonald.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

October 31 - November 6, 2014

France | 1959 | 90 minutes | Alain Resnais

French director Alain Resnais' 1959 drama returns to once again captivate audiences in this stunning new 4K restoration. Emmanuelle Riva (recently Oscar® nominated for her role in Amour), and Eiji Okada star as a pair who enter a brief relationship after World War II. Told using an innovative blend of non-linear narrative and voice-over, the film became a major influence on the French New Wave movement.  


Interstellar in 35mm: Egyptian

Opens: November 4

USA | 2014 | 169 Minutes | Christopher Nolan

See it first on 35mm film at SIFF Cinema Egyptian!
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, the latest epic from Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes to the GIANT screen at the historic Egyptian Theatre in glorious, original 35mm format with Dolby digital sound.

Interstellar in 35mm: Uptown

Opens: November 4

USA | 2014 | 169 Minutes | Christopher Nolan

See it first on 35mm film at SIFF Cinema Uptown - tickets now on sale!
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, the latest epic from Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes to the Uptown in glorious, original 35mm format.

Love Is Strange

October 27, 2014

USA | 2014 | 94 Minutes | Ira Sachs

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.

M*A*S*H

October 18, 2014

USA | 1970 | 116 Minutes | Robert Altman

The exploits of the doctors and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War are explored in this wisecracking dark comedy, one of the biggest hits of the 1970s, and a film that announced Altman as one of the most exciting directors of the era. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and winner for Best Screenplay, M*A*S*H also spawned a certain classic television series.

Monsieur Lazhar

November 18

Canada (Québec) | 2011 | Film: 94 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Philippe Falardeau

An Algerian immigrant takes over a Canadian classroom and experiences the power and challenges of educating in today's society. While struggling with his own immigration issues, he fights to educate the students in a manner that challenges the status quo. Following the screening will be a discussion of the variety of challenges facing teachers in our modern classroom, exploring any ways that public and parents can be more aware and involved in the educational system.

Moolaadé

November 11

Senegal | 2004 | Film: 124 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Ousmane Sembene

Ousmane Sembene's masterpiece drove home exceptional artistic commentary on the practice of ritual female genital cutting. Setting the world of tradition against modernity, the stakes for both sides are emotionally conveyed all the way to its final striking image. Professor Kristy Leissle will be leading our post-screening discussion in an exploration of not just the tradition of the film, but the plight of women in the African continent today.

Nashville

October 21, 2014

USA | 1975 | 159 Minutes | Robert Altman

Considered by many to be Altman's defining film, and certainly his most complex and nuanced, Nashville is set amidst the celebration of America's bicentennial in the capital city of country music, and weaves a mosaic of characters into a convention-defying multi-threaded story about affairs of the heart and despairs of the mind.

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