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The Quay Brothers in 35mm

October 9 - 15, 2015

United Kingdom | 2015 | 67 minutes | Stephen and Timothy Quay, Christopher Nolan

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Curated by director Christopher Nolan, the groundbreaking stop-motion films from filmmakers, and identical twins, Stephen and Timothy Quay return in all new 35mm prints. The program includes three Quay masterworks–"In Abesntia," "The Comb," and "Street of Crocodiles"–and the premiere of Nolan's short documentary "Quay," which reveals the inner workings of the Brothers’ studio.

Racing Extinction

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USA | 2015 | 94 minutes | Louie Psihoyos

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 8
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.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 31

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!

The Salt of the Earth

October 6 - 7, 2015

USA | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Wim Wenders

Director Wim Wenders teams up with the son of photographer Sebastião Salgado for this intimate portrait of the artist as he travels throughout the world transforming moments of terror and beauty into grandiose photographic landscapes.

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.


October 2 - 7, 2015

China | 2010 | Mikael Håfström

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Ends Wed Oct 7
From Swedish director Mikael Håfström comes this Casablanca-style international thriller set in the ancient Chinese city a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and starring an international cast that includes John Cusack, Gong Li, and Ken Watanabe.

2015 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

October 8 - 18, 2015

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Visiting Program
All your celluloid dreams will bloom at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival! With a glamorous opening night party and a wild and provocative collection of films from around the world, get ready for new and exciting stories in LGBT cinema. Full program and tickets available at #QueerItUp!

SLGFF is also at Northwest Film Forum, AMC Pacific Place, and other venues. Presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

SPFF: Anatomy of Evil

October 16

Poland | 2015 | 122 Minutes | Jacek Bromski

A 65-year old hit-man takes on a job he cannot possibly fulfill.

SPFF: Carte Blanche

October 9

Poland | 2014 | 104 Minutes | Jacek Lusiński

A history teacher slowly starts losing his eyesight. He decides to keep his health issues under wraps, trying to hold on to his job and be there for his students.

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