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The Clearstream Affair

October 25

France | 2014 | 110 minutes | Vincent Garenq

This ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller follows journalist Denis Robert (Gilles Lellouche) and Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke (Charles Berling), who shake up the French governing class by exposing a dark political financial machine called the Clearstream system, which allowed financial institutions and wealthy investors to hold secret accounts for hiding unreported income and money laundering.

The Cockettes

November 11

USA | 2002 | 100 Minutes | Bill Weber and David Weissman

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Co-presented by Bellevue Arts Museum
Take a wildly entertaining and exuberant journey into the heart of the 60’s with this award winning documentary chronicling the life of flamboyant San Francisco theatrical troupe, The Cockettes. Post screening discussion with Fayette Hauser, founding Cockettes member, and Michael Cepress, curator of Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture, on view at Bellevue Arts Museum starting September 4.


October 27

France | 2015 | 105 minutes | Philippe Fernandez

A slyly funny mix of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and 2001: A Space Odyssey, this retro-futuristic sci-fi story begins when seven astronauts - including Sigmund Freud look-alike, an overly communicative chimp, and a friendly dog - wake up on a spaceship, not knowing where they have come from nor where they are heading. As the ship operates by itself, they have ample time to meditate on matter, life and the universe.


October 22

France | 2015 | 110 minutes | Jacques Audiard

Opening Night Film & Party – Oct 22

Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

Join us after the film for our Opening Night Party at Bastille Café & Bar!


October 27

France | 2015 | 79 minutes | Philippe Faucon

A sweet, insightful, and emotionally complex portrait of immigrants living in France, Fatima dives into the life of a Moroccan-born mother living in Lyon and struggling to raise her two teenage daughters, one rebellious, the other starting medical school. When she is put on leave from her job as a cleaning woman, Fatima starts to write letters to her daughters in Arabic, telling them all the things she can't express in French.

Final Girls

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USA | 2015 | 88 Minutes | Todd Strauss-Schulson

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this blood-soaked comedy a teenager (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends find themselves trapped inside their favorite movie–an 80s slasher film titled “Camp Bloodbath”–and now they must break all the rules of the genre to survive!

Finding Vivian Maier

October 6 - 7, 2015

USA | 2013 | 83 Minutes | John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.

Frame by Frame

October 7, 2015

Afghanistan | 2014 | 85 minutes | Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Filmmakers in attendance! After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

French Cinema Now

October 22 - 29, 2015

A SIFF mini-festival showcasing new Francophone cinema, with seasoned directors like Jacques Audiard and Cédric Kahn playing alongside relative newcomers like Elodie Namer and Julie Lopes-Curval. With spectacular performances from celebrated actors in diverse films, explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies, historical epics to family-friendly animation, this year's mini-festival truly offers something for everybody. This week-long event will feature 20 extraordinary features and documentaries.

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

October 2 - 8, 2015

Spain | 2015 | 88 minutes | Justin Webster

SIFF Film Center | Ends Thu Oct 8
This emotional documentary tells the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez - known as “Gabo” throughout Latin America – a law-school dropout and journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, and went on to become the writer of globally celebrated, critically-acclaimed books including "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude."