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Czech That Film Festival 2015

July 7 - 12, 2015

Join us for four days of the newest and greatest films celebrating the variety of Czech cinema, including official Academy Award submission Fair Play; Icing, the latest from acclaimed director Jan Hřebejk (Kawasaki’s Rose, Innocence); our opening night presentation To See the Sea with popular Czech actor and director Jiří Mádl in person; and more!

Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

June 26 - July 2, 2015

Switzerland | 2014 | 95 Minutes | Belinda Sallin

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Surrealist H. R. Giger's dark, intricate art – including his Oscar-winning monster designs for Alien – have influenced a generation of sci-fi, horror, music, and fetish art fans. This intimate documentary goes behind the ivy-covered walls of the artist's Zurich home, as Giger shares stories about his first skull (given to him by his father), macabre dinner parties, and the tragic muse whose presence reverberates throughout his work.

Dope

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 115 minutes | Rick Famuyiwa

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Like a 21st century urban update of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this remarkably fresh comedy follows a trio of "Nerdz N the Hood" – straight A students who spend their days listening to ’90s hip-hop and playing video games – as they head down a riotous rabbit hole of mischief after stumbling into a backpack full of designer party drugs.

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.

Gemma Bovery

Opens: July 17

France | 2014 | 99 minutes | Anne Fontaine

SIFF Cinema Uptown
In this sexy and lighthearted re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic, earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her husband move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel "Madame Bovery" was written a century earlier.

Grey Gardens

July 4, 2015

USA | 1975 | 94 Minutes | Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Spend Independence Day with two American icons: Big Edie and Little Edie, the residents of Grey Gardens. With tasty tuna bites (not for the cats, we swear), and bubbly drink specials!

The Icing

July 11

Czech Republic | 2014 | 81 minutes | Jan Hrebejk

Director Jan Hřebejk (Honeymoon, Kawasaki’s Rose) brings his trademark satirical bent to this explosive comedy set in a small-town pub, where a kidnapped bride, a rebellious bridesmaid, and a female bartender come together for a nose-thumbing, hard-drinking bender.

Krasno

July 11

Czech Republic | 2014 | 119 minutes | Ondřej Sokol

This Coen Brothers inspired neo-noir comedy introduces two childhood friends who return home for a high-school reunion and after a round of drunken havoc become entwined in an amateur murder investigation that dredges up some undiscovered family secrets.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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USA | 2015 | 104 minutes | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, this funny and tender look at the friendships that shape us follows a pair of best friends and goofy filmmakers who form an unexpected bond with a girl in their class who was just diagnosed with cancer.

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.