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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.

NT Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

July 14 - 19, 2015

United Kingdom | 2015 | 180 Minutes | Rufus Norris

Director David Hare adapts the non-fiction work of Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo into a humane and heart-breaking tale, told on an epic scale, that offers a richly detailed insight into life in the slums of Mumbai.

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.

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.