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Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

February 16

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 minutes | Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh

Encore Screening Added | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, with the great Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Branagh as Leontes. 

Carol

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Todd Haynes

Now at SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
6 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography
From director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Opens: February 19

Netherlands | 2015 | 105 minutes | Peter Greenaway

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
The great Russian silent filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s personal discovery and sexual awakening in 1931 Mexico is illustrated in this delightfully raunchy and over-the-top biopic by another iconoclastic filmmaker, Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover).

Embrace of the Serpent

March 11 - 24, 2016

Colombia | 2015 | 125 minutes | Ciro Guerra

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film
This blistering commentary on the ravages of colonialism, filmed in gorgeous black and white, is inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who, 40 years apart, traveled the Colombian Amazon with the help of a tribal shaman in search of the hard-to-find and sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Harold and Maude

February 12 - 14, 2016

USA | 1971 | 91 Minutes | Hal Ashby

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a love story that transcends the ages! Hal Ashby's tender outsider classic explores the relationship between the faux-suicidal young man Harold and his unlikely kindred spirit, goofy septuagenarian Maude. With free custom made tragi-romantic candy hearts and a pre-show Cat Stevens sing along.

The Human Face of Big Data

February 17

USA | 2015 | 55 minutes | Sandy Smolan

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Free Screening | Reservations are full for this event
SIFF, KCTS 9, Washington Filmworks, and SAP invite you to this special documentary sneak preview and panel discussion about Big Data: the real-time collection, analysis and visualization of vast amounts of information. In the hands of data scientists, this raw information enables us to sense, measure and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible – yet the accessibility of all this data can come at a steep price.

The Joy of Man's Desiring

March 10

Japan | 2014 | 85 Minutes | Masakazu Sugita

SIFF Film Center | Visiting Program
Director Masakazu Sugita, who survived the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 when he was just 14 years old, decided after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 to craft a film he had been planning for some time: a tender and humane story about the orphans left behind after such disasters. The Joy of Man's Desiring, Mr. Sugita's debut film, received Special Mention at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Feature Award 2014.

Nosferatu with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars

March 14

Germany | 1922 | 84 Minutes | F.W. Murnau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
For over a decade, Austin music ensemble The Invincible Czars have been crafting original silent film scores that combine rock and orchestral music. The group joins us for a special live performance accompanying F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu, in an original score that blends their unique sound with vocals, sampling, and elements of Bela Bartok's “Six Romanian Folk Dances”.

NT Live: As You Like It

February 25 - 28, 2016

180 minutes (est) | Polly Findlay

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
SIFF Film Center | Encore Screenings
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig in a spirited performance as the heroine who reinvents herself as a boy. Director Polly Findlay’s richly textured interpretation features stunning set design–which transforms the corporate world into the Forest of Arden–and a unique, atmospheric soundscape.

NT Live: Hangmen

March 3 - 17, 2016

Matthew Dunster

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
SIFF Film Center | Encore Screenings
This sell-out smash hit and “the funniest play in London right now” (Time Out) comes from Olivier and Academy Award® winning writer Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan) and stars David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead") as a professional hangman who has to reevaluate his career on a historic day in 1965 when the country abolishes the death penalty.