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A Story of Floating Weeds with live score by Aono Jikken Ensemble

July 11

Japan | 1934 | 86 Minutes | Yasujirō Ozu

Aono Jikken Ensemble presents a new live music/sound score – a mixture of traditional Japanese music, experimental soundscapes, klezmer, and African folk influences – for master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s silent classic, the story of a down-on-its-luck Kabuki troupe putting on a performance in a small town. Presented with live bilingual Benshi narration, a Japanese silent film tradition.

Ardor

July 17 - 23, 2015

Argentina | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Pablo Fendrik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
This visually sumptuous adventure from Argentina stars Gael García Bernal as a mysterious man who emerges from the rainforest to rescue a woman (Alice Braga) who has been kidnapped by ruthless mercenaries bent on stealing her family's land.

Clownwise

July 12

Czech Republic | 2014 | 120 minutes | Viktor Tauš

In this touching and comic look at taking chances late in life and having the last laugh, a retired clown returns to his hometown of Prague and reunites with the other members of his estranged trio. Can these aging clowns reconcile their differences and rediscover their past friendship in time for the final performance?

Fair Play

July 10

Czech Republic | 2014 | 100 minutes | Andrea Sedláčková

This year's official Czech entry for the Academy Awards, and nominee for 15 Czech Lion Awards (including Best Film, Director, Actor, and Actress), this intimate drama follows talented teen sprinter Anna, who is gunning for a spot on the 1984 Czech Olympic team when she is placed by her trainers in a "special care" program – one which administers medical enhancements to boost her performance.

Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy

July 24 - 30, 2015

Moved by popular demand to the giant screen at the Uptown! 
Adding up to one epic yet intimate tale, legendary director Satyajit Ray's three 1950s classics – Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apu Sansar (The World of Apu) – return to the screen in stunning new 4K restorations.