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USA | 2015 | 93 minutes | David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This stunning and infuriating indictment of the war on terror is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, following an informant on a mission to befriend a suspected jihadist.

The Assassin

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Taiwan | 2015 | 104 Minutes | Hou Hsiao-Hsien

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Nov 19
SIFF Film Center & SIFF Cinema Uptown | Nov 20–25

Legendary director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s awe-inspiring take on the traditional wuxia martial arts film, this visually ravishing epic follows a female assassin ordered to kill her former betrothed. Taiwan’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

Billy Liar plus advance screening of 45 Years

December 14

188 mins

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Legendary British actor Tom Courtenay’s iconic depiction of Billy Liar returns to the big screen on 35mm. Plus, ticket holders receive priority seating for a special advance screening immediately following of the new film 45 Years, with Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in award winning performances.

By the Sea

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USA | 2015 | 122 Minutes | Angelina Jolie-Pitt

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive Presentation
Angelina Jolie directs, writes, and co-stars with husband Brad Pitt in this heart-rending relationship drama, inspired by European cinema of the 60’s and 70’s, about a couple who are drifting apart and attempt to save their marriage by taking a vacation to a French seaside resort.


Opens: December 25

USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Todd Haynes

SIFF Cinema Uptown
From Academy Award nominated director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”


Opens: December 3

USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Spike Lee

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Seattle Exclusive
Iconoclast director Spike Lee returns with this hard-hitting, modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata" that tells the story of a group of women who organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago's Southside, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence around the world.


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USA | 2015 | 133 mins | Ryan Coogler

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, heads to Philadelphia in hopes of training with the fierce rival who became his father’s closest friend: the legendary Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). This gripping and inspiring new chapter in the Rocky legend comes from the director and star of the acclaimed Fruitvale Station.

Heart of a Dog

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USA | 2015 | 75 minutes | Laurie Anderson

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Musician, artist, filmmaker and creative pioneer Laurie Anderson presents this wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic essay. Using animation, home movies, and Anderson’s signature music, she explores the relationship between woman and dog, the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, post 9/11 surveillance culture, and the influence of inspiring thinkers–including her late husband, the great Lou Reed.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

December 4 - 10, 2015

USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | Amy Berg

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Janis Joplin’s ferocious, soulful voice dominated the music scene of the late 1960’s, while personally she grappled with inner demons and addictions. From Oscar nominated director Amy J. Berg (West of Memphis) comes this insightful portrait of the original “Rock Chick”, narrated by Chan Marshall (musician Cat Power) and featuring wonderful archival footage, Janis’s personal correspondence, and interviews with the singer’s friends and family.


Opens: December 11

United Kingdom | 2015 | 113 minutes | Justin Kurzel

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Micahael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard give mesmerizing performances in this stunning new production of Shakespeare’s classic. Shot on location in Scotland, Australian director Justin Kurzel’s epic update features all the drama, murderous ambition, and brutal action necessary to illustrate how Macbeth is the literary predecessor of “Game of Thrones”.