Southside with You

Opens: August 26

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.

Globe on Screen: The Merchant of Venice

August 28 - 30, 2016

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.

One More Time With Feeling

September 8

2016 | 110 Minutes | Andrew Dominik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
This unique one night only cinema event is the first ever opportunity to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, in a unique performance-based 3D film directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly).

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. 

Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley in person

September 13

USA | 1973 | 108 | Norman Jewison

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Cinema Classics
Star Ted Neeley joins us in person for this special big screen revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, one of the most successful musicals of the 1970s, as brought to life by director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof). This groundbreaking reimagining of the final weeks of Christ, filmed on location in Israel, features a truly superstar performance from vocal powerhouse, musician, and actor Ted Neeley as Jesus. Regular admission or deluxe VIP package available.

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.

Department Q Trilogy

September 16 - 22, 2016

SIFF Film Center
“Cold Case” meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in this riveting and utterly binge-able trilogy based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s international bestsellers. After a tragedy while on assignment, moody maverick detective Carl Mørck is relegated to filing in the cold cases department. But he can't resist digging into the unsolved mysteries, and with the help of his new partner Assad and secretary Rose, uncovers a series of shocking truths and nefarious twists that keep the suspense simmering.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Opens: September 16

USA | 2016 | 129 Minutes (99 min + 30 min concert footage) | Ron Howard

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become the extraordinary phenomenon know as "The Beatles,” starting from their days performing at Liverpool's The Cavern Club to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. This special theatrical version of the film features an exclusive, fully remastered 30 minute concert of the The Beatles' performance at Shea Stadium in 1965!

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)