Note: The information on this page has been changed to reflect the films for which SIFF Cinema vouchers are NOT valid.

SIFF Cinema vouchers (including Member, Volunteer, and other complimentary screening vouchers) are valid for most regular priced shows, and may be exchanged in person at the SIFF Cinema box office for admission. Please see the specific film page for restrictions or updates. Seattle International Film Festival vouchers are not valid for SIFF Cinema programming.

Vouchers are currently NOT ACCEPTED for the films listed below

Southside with You

Now Playing

USA | 2016 | 80 minutes | Richard Tanne

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.

Beyond Measure

October 26

USA | 2015 | 81 Minutes | Vicki Abeles

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
SIFF and ParentMap present a special screening of Beyond Measure, an eye-opening documentary that showcases a pioneering new vision for American schools. All across the country, a new vanguard of educators are putting innovative models into practice, creating a new type of classroom that redirects the focus away from homework, top grades and test scores, making room for curiosity, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking.

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

September 11 - 13, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 135 minutes | Kenneth Branagh

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Richard Madden (Rob Stark from "Game of Thrones") is Romeo and Lily James (Cinderella, "Downton Abbey") is Juliet, in Kenneth Branagh's production of Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Featuring Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. 

Globe on Screen: The Merchant of Venice

Now Playing

United Kingdom | 2016 | 172 minutes | Jonathan Mumby

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
"If you prick us, do we not bleed?” Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, "Game of Thrones") provides an enigmatic, must-see performance as Shylock in this inspired production of Shakespeare's iconic story of the battle between greed and love. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera

September 22

Rufus Norris

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear ("Penny Dreadful") stars in a darkly comic new take on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s raucous musical adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Presented LIVE from the stage of the National Theatre.

NT Live: A View from the Bridge

September 25 - 27, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 180 Minutes | Ivo van Hove

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Mark Strong (The Imitation Game) stars in this magnetic, electrifying, and astonishingly bold production of Arthur Miller's tragic masterpiece. (Originally broadcast March 26, 2015)

Globe on Screen: Richard II

October 2 - 4, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 166 Minutes | Simon Godwin

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Charles Edwards ("Downton Abbey") stars in Shakespeare's dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious exploration of the meaning of kingship–and the rising powers that can destroy it.

NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

October 6

United Kingdom | 2016 | Carrie Cracknell

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece comes to like in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production that features one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama - and stars one of the greatest actresses from the National Theatre, Helen McCrory, previously seen in NT Live productions of Medea and The Last of the Haussmans, and in acclaimed roles on the shows "Penny Dreadful" and "Peaky Blinders".

David Bowie is

October 17 - 20, 2016

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Hamish Hamilton

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
This unique theatrical event captures the closing night of the most successful exhibition in the history of London's Victoria & Albert Museum–a stunning retrospective of the extraordinary life and career of pop music legend David Bowie.

French Truly Salon: L’Amour Fou

September 14

France | 2010 | 180 minutes (full event) | Pierre Thoretton

SIFF Cinema Uptown | French Truly Salon
This touching documentary follows the indelible fashion icon Yves Saint-Laurent through the eyes of lifetime love and business partner Pierre Berge – from his early days as a design prodigy for Christian Dior through his decades as the face of a fashion empire. Preceding the movie will be a lively visual presentation from French Truly exploring the History of French Fashion from 17th century to YSL, and a reception with French treats provided by La Parisienne and J Wines.