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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."

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 Great Man

October 25

France | 2014 | 107 minutes | Sarah Leonor

This stylistic tale of pristine visual sensibility and French Legionnaires (reminiscent of Claire Denis's Beau Travail) is an intimate metaphysical look at two men trying to piece their life together after war. Told in five chapters, the story follows a soldier (Jérémie Renier) who is reunited with the man who saved his life, and unexpectedly finds himself able to repay his debt.

Half Sister, Full Love

October 23

France | 2015 | 95 minutes | Marion Vernoux

Director Marion Vernoux scheduled to attend with post-film discussion with Director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister's Sister). The French adaptation of Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister (and the second of Shelton's films adapted à la française) introduces Pierre, a young man still suffering after his brother's recent death, who accepts his best friend Tessa's invitation to recuperate at her family home in the French countryside, only to find the house already occupied by her heart-broken sister.

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.

High Society

October 26

France | 2014 | 95 minutes | Julie Lopes Curval

A delicate exploration of young love, artistic expression, and social class, High Society tells of the relationship between 20-year-old Alice (Ana Girardot, "The Returned"), a working-class artist whose talent leads her to design school in Paris, and privileged aspiring photographer Antoine. While their differences initially prove exciting, they begin to find that the pull of bourgeois society and artistic ambition changes the dynamic of their tender affair.

I'm Dead But I Have Friends

October 26

Belgium | 2015 | 96 minutes | Guillaume Malandrin, Stéphane Malandrin

Filled with unexpected twists and delightfully deadpan humor, this comic road movie follows the ageing members of a punkish Belgian rock band who lose their lead singer but decide to maintain their concert dates in Los Angeles with vague plans to place the dead friend's funeral urn in front of the microphone. Nothing - absolutely nothing - goes according to plan.

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.


October 24

France | 2014 | 102 minutes | Christophe Honoré

Visionary director Christophe Honoré's enchanting, slyly satiric, and erotic updating of the of Ovid's magnum opus transports mythological tales to present-day France, where the Gods - Jupiter, Orpheus, Bacchus - transform into different forms and fall in love with humans.

My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Restoration

October 20

USA | 1964 | 190 Minutes (includes intermission and bonus content) | George Cukor

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
The beloved musical classic is more loverly than ever on the big screen in this breathtaking new restoration. Aubrey Hepburn stars in one of her most radiant roles as Eliza Doolittle, the disheveled Cockney flower girl who finds herself at the center of a wager to make her into a “proper” lady. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.