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Altman

October 17 - 23, 2014

Canada | 2014 | 95 Minutes | Ron Mann

The new documentary from Ron Mann (Grass) is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman. With the late director himself acting as guide, Altman takes the audience on an expansive and revelatory road trip through the highs and lows of this uncompromising visionary in his life and career.

Altman: A Defining Director

October 17 - 23, 2014

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive presentation
Robert Alman is one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. SIFF Cinema Egyptian celebrates his legacy with the new documentary Altman, a selection of never-before-seen short films, a lobby poster exhibit, and special $5 shows of seven of the director's career-defining films: M*A*S*H, Nashville, McCabe & Mrs Miller, Popeye, The Player, Short Cuts, and Gosford Park.

An Evening with Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo

October 29, 2014

180 minutes |

Join us for a spectacular evening with French cinema and Academy Award® Winning luminaries Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo.

Anatomy of a Departure

November 8

Germany | 2012 | 75 Minutes |

Romanian Film Festival
Director Oliver Tataru's autobiographical documentary will resonate with everyone whose family dynamics have been affected by loss and major change. Director present at screening.

Apollo 13

November 2

USA | 1995 | 140 minutes | Ron Howard

Houston, we have a problem. Director Ron Howard's Best Picture Oscar® nominee grippingly recreates the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis, in which a crew of courageous astronauts (Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton) face certain death unless a Mission Control officer (Ed Harris) can find a way to bring them back home.

Aunt Hilda!

October 25 - 26, 2014

France | 2013 | 89 minutes | Jacques-Remy Girerd, Benoît Chieux

Aunt Hilda, a nature lover, preserves thousands of plants, many of them endangered species, from all over the world in her vegetation museum. 

Awake: the Life of Yogananda

October 24 - 30, 2014

USA | 2014 | 87 minutes | Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Paramahansa Yogananda is considered the “Father of Yoga in the West,” having brought the ancient practice to America in the 1920s. His lasting impact comes alive through archival footage and the words of seekers, philosophers, and enthusiasts.

Beautiful Things

November 19 - 20, 2014

Italy | 2013 | 88 minutes | Agostino Ferrente, Giovanni Piperno

Director Agostino Ferrente scheduled to attend

In Naples, time doesn't exist. This is a popular belief, a superstition, a good luck charm, a trick, a song. You spend your time waiting, and then, all of a sudden, you spend it just remembering. So will the beautiful things arrive? Or have they already happened? A stunning comparison of four lives in 1999, full of hope, and then today, in a totally paralyzed Naples.

The Big Lebowski with Jim Emerson

September 20, 2014

USA | 1998 | 360 minutes | Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski goes under the analytical knife with a six-hour audience-fueled examination of what makes this film extraordinary. Join guest facilitator and film critic Jim Emerson as we work together scene-by-scene and often shot-by-shot through the symbolism, homage, and genius of the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece.

Black Souls

November 18

Italy | 2014 | 103 minutes | Francesco Munzi

Director Francesco Munzi scheduled to attend

A former narcotics trafficker now living peaceably in the rugged, dry hills of a small Calabrian village is drawn back into his family’s drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son, in this darkly elegant Godfather-like drama.

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