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NT Live: Hamlet (Live Broadcast)

October 15

United Kingdom | 2015 | 240 | Lyndsey Turner

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Early performance added!
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock", The Imitation Game, and NT Live's Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Broadcast live from the Barbican in London to cinemas around the world.

Paper Planes

September 18 - 24, 2015

Australia | 2014 | 96 minutes | Robert Connolly

Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this charming, family friendly tale–a favorite of SIFF 2015–an Australian boy discovers a talent for crafting paper airplanes, leading him to the World Paper Plane Championships.

Sunday Sept 20: Before or after the 1:00 show, visit Seattle Children's Museum for a special paper airplane making workshop. Show your movie ticket at the museum for reduced admission!

Phoenix

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Germany | 2014 | 98 minutes | Christian Petzold

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Actress Nina Hoss (Barbara) gives a Golden Space Needle Award-winning performance in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold, a spellbinding Vertigo-esque mystery of identity, illusion, and deception that unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany.

Racing Extinction

September 25 - October 1, 2015

USA | 2015 | 94 minutes | Louie Psihoyos

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) and his team expose the disastrous consequences of thoughtless human activity on thousands of the earth’s species, in this thrilling and urgent plea for change before the planet faces its next major extinction event.

Radical Grace

September 19

USA | 2015 | 75 minutes | Rebecca Parrish

Three feisty, feminist nuns pursue social justice work-from serving those on the margins to fighting for Catholic women's equality–and stage a cross-country Nuns on the Bus tour which transforms American politics–and the Vatican itself.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 19

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!

School Screenings

We have expanded our School Screenings program into year-round opportunities for school classes to realize cinema literacy into their curriculums.

School Visits

Throughout the year, we bring more than 100 international filmmakers and industry professionals to Seattle.

Sip for SIFF

October 3

Fremont Foundry
Sip for SIFF combines fabulous auction items, wines from Washington's top vintners, delicacies from the city's best chefs, spirits from Seattle's hometown distilleries, and the most swinging party in town at Fremont Foundry.

Station to Station

September 11 - 13, 2015

USA | 2015 | 71 Mintues | Doug Aitken

SIFF Film Center | Three Days Only, Exclusive Presentation
Contemporary artists from all disciplines come together on a custom designed train for visual artist Doug Aitken's fast moving road trip through modern creativity, chronicled in 62 unique one-minute films.