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1001 Grams

July 17 - 23, 2015

Norway | 2014 | 88 minutes | Bent Hamer

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this sweet, deadpan, love story from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories), recently divorced scientist Marie travels to France to recalibrate the National Norwegian kilo, where she unexpectedly meets a kindly Parisian and finds love amid the beauty of the City of Lights.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

July 24 - 30, 2015

USA | 2015 | 98 minutes | Marc Silver

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
Unravel the prejudices and contradictions behind a 2012 shooting at a Florida gas station, when an interaction between a white middle-aged male and a black teenager lead to devastating consequences. This infuriating and illuminating call-to-action was awarded a Sundance Special Jury prize for Social Impact.

Ardor

July 17 - 23, 2015

Argentina | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Pablo Fendrik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only, Exclusive Engagement
This visually sumptuous adventure from Argentina stars Gael García Bernal as a mysterious man who emerges from the rainforest to rescue a woman (Alice Braga) who has been kidnapped by ruthless mercenaries bent on stealing her family's land.

Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

June 26 - July 2, 2015

Switzerland | 2014 | 95 Minutes | Belinda Sallin

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Surrealist H. R. Giger's dark, intricate art – including his Oscar-winning monster designs for Alien – have influenced a generation of sci-fi, horror, music, and fetish art fans. This intimate documentary goes behind the ivy-covered walls of the artist's Zurich home, as Giger shares stories about his first skull (given to him by his father), macabre dinner parties, and the tragic muse whose presence reverberates throughout his work.

Dope

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 115 minutes | Rick Famuyiwa

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Like a 21st century urban update of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this remarkably fresh comedy follows a trio of "Nerdz N the Hood" – straight A students who spend their days listening to ’90s hip-hop and playing video games – as they head down a riotous rabbit hole of mischief after stumbling into a backpack full of designer party drugs.

Gemma Bovery

Opens: July 17

France | 2014 | 99 minutes | Anne Fontaine

SIFF Cinema Uptown
In this sexy and lighthearted re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic, earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her husband move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel "Madame Bovery" was written a century earlier.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 104 minutes | Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, this funny and tender look at the friendships that shape us follows a pair of best friends and goofy filmmakers who form an unexpected bond with a girl in their class who was just diagnosed with cancer.

The Overnight

Now Playing

USA | 2015 | 100 minutes | Patrick Brice

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This hilarious and unpredictable comedy follows as a couple new to L.A. (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling) who find their first new friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godrèche) when their children connect at the neighborhood park, but discover that their first group playdate becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre once the kids are put to bed.

Sunshine Superman

Now Playing

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Marah Strauch

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This heart-racing documentary – a mix of adventure story and love story – introduces engineer, filmmaker, and skydiver Carl Boenish and his wife Jean, who dedicated their lives to the sport of BASE jumping, capturing unprecedented feats of human flight in stunning one-of-a-kind film footage.

When Marnie Was There

Now Playing

Japan | 2014 | 103 minutes | Hiromasa Yonebayashi

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive Engagement
The gorgeous new animated film from Studio Ghibli is a sweeping tale of friendship, mystery and discovery that follows an insular young woman named Anna who meets the mysterious Marnie, forming a unique friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Winner of 2015 Seattle International Film Festival Films4Families Youth Jury Award.