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Only Yesterday

Opens: February 26

Japan | 1991 | 118 minutes | Isao Takahata

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
This previously unreleased gem from Studio Ghibli, a touching story of remembrance and growing up from animator Isao Takahata, comes to US screens for the first time in a new English language version featuring the voices of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Plus: late shows of the original Japanese language version with English subtitles.

Regression

February 5 - 11, 2016

Spain | 2015 | 106 minutes | Alejandro Amenábar

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only
This psychological thriller of small-town Satanic suspicion in the 1990s begins when a young woman (Emma Watson) accuses her father of an unspeakable crime, leading a grizzled detective (Ethan Hawke) and a regression therapy psychologist (David Thewlis) to unmask a horrifying nationwide mystery. From director Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, The Sea Inside).

Matthew Barney's River of Fundament

February 5 - 11, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ Only!
Indescribable and visually stupendous, artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's (Cremaster) latest is an epic opera of regeneration and rebirth based Norman Mailer's novel “Ancient Evenings”, and with an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, Elaine Stritch, and many more. Presented in stunning 4K projection with 7.1 surround sound. This film contains graphic imagery and is not for the squeamish. Co-presented by Seattle Art Fair.

River of Fundament Act 1

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 115 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
In the Brooklyn Heights home of Norman Mailer’s family, a wake for the late author is in progress...The spirit of Norman I emerges from the River of Feces...A musical procession accompanies a 1967 Chrysler Imperial to its final resting place...Norman I makes the acquaintance of the reigning Pharaoh (Paul Giamatti).

River of Fundament Act 2

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 108 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Norman II emerges as an older, shamanistic sorcerer and Hathfertiti (Maggie Gyllenhaal) welcomes him…A gold 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am embodies the myth of Isis and Osiris…Osiris’s sexual organ is resurrected and Isis becomes pregnant…Set is enraged and cuts the Osiris into fourteen pieces…The molten body of Osiris is resurrected as a massive iron Djed pillar.

River of Fundament Act 3

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Osiris’s son Horus emerges as a young falcon…The great Pharaoh Usermare discovers that his daughter Hathfertiti (Ellen Burstyn) has grown older and is now nearing the end of her life…The spirit of Norman III is embodied as a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor…In Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain Range, near the cabin of Ernest Hemingway, sockeye salmon make their annual spawning journey.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

February 20

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase. Screens monthly.

Rosemary's Baby

February 12

USA | 1968 | 136 minutes | Roman Polanski

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | Roman Polanski’s masterpiece of slow-build horror and abject paranoia follows a young couple (Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes) who move into a new apartment building populated by a coven of Satan worshiping witches, including the divine Ruth Gordon in an Academy Award® winning performance.

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

March 19 - 20, 2016

Mar 19 | Seattle Cinerama
Mar 20 Encore | SIFF Cinema Uptown
EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presents the eleventh annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a lineup of illuminating and unconventional films!

SFFSFF Encore

March 20

Weren't able to see all of this year's films at Cinerama? Travel back in time and join us at SIFF Cinema Uptown for a special encore screening of the award winning and audience favorite films from SFFSFF 2016!