SIFF Member, Volunteer, and other SIFF Cinema complimentary screening vouchers may be used for the films listed on this page. 3D features and special engagements require double vouchers, meaning two (2) vouchers per ticket. Please see individual listings for more details, including screening dates and times.
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USA | 1955 | 79 Minutes
The same year Godzilla began terrorizing American audiences, producer Charles Schneer and special-effects legend Ray Harryhausen created this atomic-mutated, radioactive, giant octopus thriller, featuring the glorious stop-motion destruction of San Francisco's greatest landmarks.
Japan | 1961 | 88 Minutes
The first female beast in the Toho giant-monster line-up, Mothra appears a giant larva worshipped by island tribesmen and guarded by inch-high twin sisters (cute!), then transforms into a beautiful giant moth and takes on the Japanese air force. Original Japanese version with English subtitles.
May 4 - 7, 2014
USA | 1933 | 100 Minutes
The original story of the 50-foot-ape remains one of the most exciting and well-made adventure movies of all time and is filled with iconic movie moments: the arrival at the mysterious Skull Island, Kong fighting with dinosaurs, Fay Wray in the giant ape's hand, and of course the final showdown at the top of the Empire State Building.
United Kingdom | 1961 | 78 Minutes
This cheesy mock-zilla feature mixes the legends of Godzilla and King Kong, Anglicizes them, and then sends a giant monster to flatten London. A quickie attempt to capitalize on the kaiju craze, Gorgo was a favorite of the cult series "Mystery Science Theatre 3000".
Japan | 1962 | 91 Minutes
The two mightiest monsters of all time! As the Mighty Kong escapes from his island of magical berries(!), a submarine crew in deep ocean release Godzilla from his icy lair. They clash in a brawl that goes from Tokyo to the top of Mt. Fiji. Made more for kids than horror fans, this is also the first film to feature either iconic monster in glorious color.
Hong Kong | 1975 | 90 Minutes
35mm Archival Print! The Shaw Brothers entered the kaiju battleground with this story of a bionic kung fu artist who battles the nefarious Queen Dragon Mom and her army of monsters by growing to enormous size and shooting them with his spring-loaded fists. Joyfully, willfully, and insanely absurd, critic Roger Ebert says, "When they stop making movies like Infra-Man, a little light will go out of the world."
USA | 2013 | 120 minutes
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of a 1930s murder mystery that is as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself, a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.
May 2 - 9, 2014
USA | 2014 | 101 Minutes
Kristen Wiig stars in this romantic drama from director Liza Johnson (Return) that follows an introverted caretaker who becomes the butt of a cruel practical joke when her teenaged charge fabricates a series of love letters. With Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, and Hailee Steinfeld.
May 9 - 14, 2014
France | 2013 | 95 Minutes
Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. Nominated for two 2014 César Awards for lead actresses Géraldine Pailhas and Marine Vacth.
April 19, 2014
Discussing the film American Psycho
USA | 2000 | 102 Minutes
Screenwriter Guinevere Turner joins us in person for a special Film Craft Commentary to discuss the intricacies of adapting Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho" for the big screen.