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Chef

May 7

USA | 2014 | 115 Minutes | Jon Favreau

NYFC presentation, with broadcast of Q&A with Jon Favreau – May 7

New York Film Critics Series presents a sneak preview of this foodie delight from director John Favreau about a chef who opens a food truck that reignites his passion. Followed by a broadcast of the Q&A with Favreau, moderated by film critic Peter Travers.

Dirty Dancing

April 20

USA | 1987 | 100 Minutes | Emile Ardolino

In this beloved, music-tinged romance, teenager Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey), on vacation with her family at a Catskills resort, catches the eye of Johnny (Patrick Swyaze), the bad-boy dance instructor. They begin private lessons, have the time of their life, and show everyone how to do the lift during a sizzling talent show finale, proving that nobody puts Baby in a corner.

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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USA | 2013 | 120 minutes | Dan Geller, Danya Goldfine

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of a 1930s murder mystery that is as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself, a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.

Go Fish

April 18, 2014

USA | 1994 | 83 Minutes | Rose Troche

Guinevere Turner in person! – Apr 18

Actress, screenwriter, and queer film icon Guinevere Turner joins for a special 20th Anniversary screening of the seminal 1994 lesbian romance film Go Fish, which she co-wrote and co-produced with her then-girlfriend, Rose Troche. Followed by Q&A with University of Washington Professor Jennifer Bean. 

Guys and Dolls

April 23

USA | 1955 | 150 Minutes | Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Amongst the most popular musicals of all time, this outrageously comic and colorful film features Marlon Brando's bold musical debut as gambler Sky Masterson, who takes a bet from Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) that he can win the affection of a strait-walking sister at the Save a Soul Mission (Jean Simmons). Luck be a lady tonight!

Love & Air Sex

April 19, 2014

USA | 2013 | 91 Minutes |

Director in person! – Apr 19

Director Bryan Poyser in person, live Air Sex demonstration, and Q&A moderated by Lynn Shelton. This whip-smart romantic indie follows a brokenhearted beau who attempts to win back his ex-girlfriend during a crazed weekend, culminating in a trip to the Air Sex World Championships – a combination of Air Guitar, karaoke, mime, and perversion!

Singin' in the Rain

April 20

USA | 1952 | 103 Minutes | Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Gotta dance! This visual buffet features some of the greatest dance sequences ever committed to film including Gene Kelly's iconic title dance, Donald O’Connor's non-stop pratfalls, Debbie Reynolds' perky performance, and—vavoom—Cyd Charisse steaming up the room druing the stunning "Broadway Melody."

Strictly Ballroom

April 20

Australia | 1992 | 94 Minutes | Baz Luhrmann

Director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) first burst on the scene with this bright, off-beat tale of an unconventional ballroom dancer who partners with a clueless beginner in an attempt to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new steps!"

West Side Story

April 21

USA | 1961 | 152 Minutes | Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

SIFF Members: show your card at the door for free admission! – Apr 21

Free for SIFF Members! Winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s New York. Introduction by Seattle Times theatre & arts critic Misha Berson.

Xanadu

April 20

USA | 1980 | 93 Minutes | Robert Greenwald

This 1980 musical fantasy may have been a notorious bomb when released, but it has grown into a beloved cult classic thanks to an amazing soundtrack by Olivia Newton-John and E.L.O., choreography by Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing), the mere presence of Gene Kelly, and a campy roller-skating finale that is resplendently insane.