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September 22, 2015

Netherlands | 2014 | 80 minutes | Mijke de Jong

Blending reality and fiction, Dutch director Mijke de Jong collaborated with star Leonoor Pauw, who has terminal lung cancer, for an intimate portrait of friendship and sisterhood, as Leonoor gathers her dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.

Frame by Frame

October 7

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 2015

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 more than 18 extraordinary features and documentaries.

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

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Spain | 2015 | 88 minutes | Justin Webster

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
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."

Goodnight Mommy

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Austria | 2014 | 99 minutes | Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
The Shining meets Dead Ringers in this terrifying and atmospheric thriller about nine-year-old twin brothers who begin to question their mother's identity after she comes home heavily bandaged after cosmetic surgery, leading to a battle of wills with fatal consequences. Official Academy Awards Submission, Best Foreign Language Film.

The Heart of the Game

October 13

USA | 2005 | 87 Minutes | Ward Serrill

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
10th Anniversary, with director Ward Serrill and film subjects in person!
Released in 2005 by Miramax Films to wide critical acclaim, this thrilling and humanistic documentary is a portrait of Seattle's Roosevelt High School girls' basketball team, as their eccentric new coach and troubled star player transformed the struggling team into serious contenders.

How To Dance In Ohio

October 7

USA | 2015 | 88 Minutes | Alexandra Shiva

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP here
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance.

How to Make a Great Documentary with Ondi Timoner

September 21, 2015

90 minutes

Two time Sundance Grand Jury Prize­-Winning Filmmaker, Ondi Timoner (Dig! & We Live In Public) deconstructs the process of making a powerful nonfiction feature.
This special program takes place at SIFF Film Center. 

It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

September 17, 2015

USA | 2015 | 79 minutes | Emily Ting

Opening Night Film & Party – Sep 17

Director Emily Ting scheduled to attend. In this sparkling walk-and-talk romance set in the city of Hong Kong, an attraction forms between a Chinese American woman (Jamie Chung, Eden) visiting for the first time, and a handsome American expat (Bryan Greenberg) who escorts her through the nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility.

Join us after the film for our Opening Night Party at Capitol Cider!

The Latin Explosion: A New America

November 4

USA | 2015 | 90 Minutes (approx) | Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP link coming soon
Celebrate the dazzling array of Latino artists and visionaries – from Desi Arnaz to Shakira and everyone in between – who have become global superstars and have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy.