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Embrace of the Serpent

March 11 - 24, 2016

Colombia | 2015 | 125 minutes | Ciro Guerra

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film
This blistering commentary on the ravages of colonialism, filmed in gorgeous black and white, is inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who, 40 years apart, traveled the Colombian Amazon with the help of a tribal shaman in search of the hard-to-find and sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Only Yesterday

Opens: February 26

Japan | 1991 | 118 minutes | Isao Takahata

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
This previously unreleased gem from Studio Ghibli, a touching story of remembrance and growing up from animator Isao Takahata, comes to US screens for the first time in a new English language version featuring the voices of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). Plus: late shows of the original Japanese language version with English subtitles.

Regression

February 5 - 11, 2016

Spain | 2015 | 106 minutes | Alejandro Amenábar

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only
This psychological thriller of small-town Satanic suspicion in the 1990s begins when a young woman (Emma Watson) accuses her father of an unspeakable crime, leading a grizzled detective (Ethan Hawke) and a regression therapy psychologist (David Thewlis) to unmask a horrifying nationwide mystery. From director Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, The Sea Inside).

Matthew Barney's River of Fundament

February 5 - 11, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ Only!
Indescribable and visually stupendous, artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's (Cremaster) latest is an epic opera of regeneration and rebirth based Norman Mailer's novel “Ancient Evenings”, and with an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ellen Burstyn, Elaine Stritch, and many more. Presented in stunning 4K projection with 7.1 surround sound. This film contains graphic imagery and is not for the squeamish. Co-presented by Seattle Art Fair.

River of Fundament Act 1

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 115 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
In the Brooklyn Heights home of Norman Mailer’s family, a wake for the late author is in progress...The spirit of Norman I emerges from the River of Feces...A musical procession accompanies a 1967 Chrysler Imperial to its final resting place...Norman I makes the acquaintance of the reigning Pharaoh (Paul Giamatti).

River of Fundament Act 2

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 108 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Norman II emerges as an older, shamanistic sorcerer and Hathfertiti (Maggie Gyllenhaal) welcomes him…A gold 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am embodies the myth of Isis and Osiris…Osiris’s sexual organ is resurrected and Isis becomes pregnant…Set is enraged and cuts the Osiris into fourteen pieces…The molten body of Osiris is resurrected as a massive iron Djed pillar.

River of Fundament Act 3

February 5 - 11, 2016

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Matthew Barney

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation | Ages 18+ only!
Osiris’s son Horus emerges as a young falcon…The great Pharaoh Usermare discovers that his daughter Hathfertiti (Ellen Burstyn) has grown older and is now nearing the end of her life…The spirit of Norman III is embodied as a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor…In Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain Range, near the cabin of Ernest Hemingway, sockeye salmon make their annual spawning journey.

The Club

March 4 - 10, 2016

Chile | 2015 | 98 minutes | Pablo Larrain

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Foreign Film
Acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility and organized religion takes place in a secluded house in a small seaside town where four former priests live in quiet exile until their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an fifth party.

The Danish Girl

December 17, 2015 - February 11, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 120 minutes | Tom Hooper

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final Shows, ends Feb 11! 
4 Academy Award Nomiations, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress

From director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) comes the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything) and Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina), whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking transgender journey.

The Wave

March 4 - 10, 2016

Norway | 2015 | 104 minutes | Roar Uthaug

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
This thrilling disaster film – whose impressive scope on a small budget lead director Roar Uthaug to a gig directing Hollywood's new Tomb Raider film – follows geologist Kristian Eikfjord, who discovers changes in the cliffs along the fjords near the resort town of Geiranger which could lead to a destructive tsunami. With less than 10 minutes to react, Kristian must save as many townspeople as possible – including his own family.