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April and the Extraordinary World

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France | 2015 | 103 Minutes | Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci

SIFF Cinema Uptown & SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
From mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes this riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk world of 1940’s Paris. After her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, young April and her cat, Darwin, find themselves at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles, and cyborg rat spies. Presented in French language and English dubbed versions (see individual showtimes for details).

Everybody Wants Some!!

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USA | 2015 | 116 minutes | Richard Linklater

SIFF Cinema Egyptian 
Dazed and Confused meets Animal House in the latest from director Richard Linklater (Boyhood). Set in 1980 over the final weekend before college classes begin, a college freshman meets and bonds with his new college baseball teammates, an unruly but lovable group of dancing, partying, pot-smoking, skirt-chasing misfits.

Hockney

May 6 - 12, 2016

United Kingdom | 2014 | 112 minutes | Randall Wright

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, David Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS. Filmmaker Randall Wright presents a unique look at this unconventional artist who, at seventy-seven remains as charming as ever as he reaches new peaks of worldwide popularity.

L'Attesa

Opens: May 6

Italy | 2015 | 100 minutes | Piero Messina

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From Italian filmmaker Piero Messina (assistant director of The Great Beauty) comes this emotional tale, gorgeously filmed and showcasing the stunning landscapes of Sicily, about the strange relationship between a single mother (Juliette Binoche) and a young woman who claims to be her son’s lover.

Men & Chicken

Opens: May 6

Denmark | 2015 | 104 minutes | Anders Thomas Jensen

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers, Adam's Apples), reunites with star Mads Mikkelsen for a delightfully absurdist comedy of five profoundly strange brothers who gather at an abandoned sanatorium in search of their true family origins, leading to a bizarre video-taped confession, bouts of chronic masturbation, and an unsettling feeling about the chickens who have taken over the basement.

Midnight Special

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USA | 2016 | 111 Minutes | Jeff Nichols

SIFF Cinema Uptown
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) comes this heartfelt, thrilling, and utterly original sci-fi tale about a father (Michael Shannon) who goes on the run to protect his son, whose mysterious, possibly dangerous, powers attract the attention of everyone from religious extremists to the federal government. Co-stars Joel Egerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, and Adam Driver.

Neon Bull

May 6 - 12, 2016

Brazil | 2015 | 101 minutes | Gabriel Mascaro

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
This wild and sensual slice-of-life drama follows a hard-working Brazilian rodeo cowboy who finds a new calling as a costume designer for his co-worker, an exotic dancer and mother to a spirited and cheeky young girl.

Screenagers

May 5

USA | 68 minutes | Delaney Ruston

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
From physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston comes the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen time on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. Co-presented by and featuring post-film discussion with the founders of Global Teen Experience, a Seattle-based nonprofit offering social and emotional awareness and empowerment programs for teens.