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The Breach

October 6

USA | 2014 | 85 minutes | Mark Titus

Special Benefit Screening at SIFF Cinema Egyptian with food, live music, and filmmakers in person – Oct 6

August Island Pictures, Jackaroo Pictures, and Tom Douglas present a special evening featuring a benefit screening of The Breach, wild salmon prepared by Tom Douglas, a Q&A with the filmmakers and special guests, and live music. Proceeds to benefit SIFF and to support the fight to Save Bristol Bay.

Harmontown Podcast Live

September 27

USA | 221 Minutes |

Dan Harmon and the Harmontown crew in person! – Sep 27

Join Dan Harmon and "Harmontown" regulars–including Erin McGathy, Dungeon Master Spencer Crittendon, and guest comptroller Dino Stamatopoulos (Star-Burns!)–for their first Seattle episode, and a sneak preview screening of Harmontown the documentary, which chronicles their calamitous cross-country tour.

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

September 26 - 28, 2014

USA | 2012 | 75 Minutes | Dave Ohison

Filmmakers in attendance Sept 26 & 27 | The second highest peak on Earth, K2 is also one of the most dangerous. This breathtaking documentary follows a team of world-class alpinists in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering, as they attempt to summit the peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark expedition.

Man with a Movie Camera with DJ James Whetzel

October 22

Russia | 1929 | 68 Minutes | Dziga Vertov

Live, original score performed by James Whetzel – Oct 22

After performing at SIFF Cinema in March of this year, musician James Whetzel headed to Kickstarter and successfully raised the funds for a recorded version of his unique and inspiring original soundtrack for one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece The Man With a Movie Camera. He returns for this special encore presentation. 

Mudbloods

October 16

USA | 2014 | 89 Minutes | Farzad Nikbakht

With live Quidditch demonstration! – Oct 16

Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a physically demanding, real-life sport, Quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. Before the film we'll have a live Quidditch demonstration (to show you how it's done), Potter-themed trivia, and a challenging "catch the snitch" competition.

Particle Fever

October 7

USA | 2013 | 99 Minutes | Mark Levinson

Science on Screen – Oct 7

Introduction and Q&A with Anna Goussiou, University of Washington Physics Professor | Director Mark Levinson's Particle Fever gives audiences a front row seat to  the discovery of the long-predicted but elusive Higgs boson, aka "the God particle."

Private Violence

October 8

USA | 2013 | 81 Minutes | Cynthia Hil

One in four American women experience domestic violence during their lifetime. Most still ask, "Why doesn't she just leave?" Private Violence illuminates the stigma victims of domestic violence still contend with as it intimately follows the stories of two women who transform from victims to survivors. Admission is free.

Terror At The Mall: The Nairobi Siege

September 10, 2014

USA | 2014 | 90 Minutes | Dan Reed

Following in the footsteps of his earlier documentaries Terror in Moscow and Terror in Mumbai, filmmaker Dan Reed travels to Nairobi to investigate the recent terrorist siege of the West Gate Mall in Kenya. Admission is free.

Tough Love

September 22, 2014

USA | 2014 | 106 Minutes | Stephanie Wang-Breal

Director and Subjects in attendance – Sep 22

From Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal comes a film about second chances as two parents—one in Seattle and one in New York City—navigate the red tape of America’s child welfare system as they fight to regain custody of their children.