SEED: The Untold Story

October 25

USA | 2016 | 94 minutes | Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, but in the last century, a staggering 94% of Earth's seed varieties have disappeared, and many more are near extinction. This harrowing and heartening documentary follows passionate advocates – including farmers, scientists, and indigenous seed stewards – who are waging a David and Goliath battle against the biotech industry in order to defend a 12,000 year food legacy and protect the diversity of our agricultural heritage. Director Taggart Siegel and special guests in person for discussion.

Oasis: Supersonic

October 26

United Kingdom | 2016 | 117 Minutes | Mat Whitecross

Weds Oct 26 only!
7:00PM at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
8:00PM at SIFF Cinema Uptown

From the Oscar winning producers of AMY comes this one night only screening event, an essential look at the meteoric rise of seminal 90s rock band Oasis, immersing us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding.

Beyond Measure

October 26

USA | 2015 | 81 Minutes | Vicki Abeles

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
SIFF and ParentMap present a special screening of this eye-opening documentary showcasing a pioneering new vision for American schools that redirects the focus away from test scores and towards curiosity, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking. Film followed by discussion lead by UW College of Education Professor Charles Peck.

The Handmaiden

Opens: October 28

South Korea | 2016 | 145 Minutes | Park Chan-wook

SIFF Cinema Uptown
From celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) comes this visually sumptuous and absorbingly original crime revenge story about the relationship between two women in the 1930s–a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and the newly hired Korean handmaiden who is secretly plotting to steal her inheritance.

Closet Monster

October 28 - November 3, 2016

Canada | 2015 | 90 minutes | Stephen Dunn

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
In this imaginative, sometimes shocking, and unexpectedly funny coming-of-age story, an aspiring special-effects makeup artist struggling with his sexuality and his fear of his macho father turns for advice to his pet hamster Buffy (named for a certain Vampire Slayer), who hilariously speaks to him in the voice of Isabella Rossellini.

Miss Hokusai

October 28 - November 3, 2016

Japan | 2015 | 93 Minutes | Keiichi Hara

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From award-winning director Keiichi Hara and the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale about the talented young girl whose masterful portraits, exotic illustrations of mythical creatures, and erotic sketches all became among the most famous works of art in history–but were all credited to her father.

The Pit

October 28

Canada | 1981 | 96 Minutes | Lew Lehman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Thrills & Chills
New 2K restoration! This baffling and insanely entertaining Canadian classic of WTF-ery combines a horror movie with an After-School Special gone terribly, terribly wrong. Creepy, sex-obsessed 12-year-old Jamie is bullied at school, and his only friend is his evil, possessed teddy bear. But Jamie discovers some new friends when he finds a deep hole in the forest filled with a ravenous pack of mutants straight out of Troll 2. Instead of trick or treating for Halloween, he decides to teach his haters a lesson – by throwing them into The Pit!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 29

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Thrills and Chills
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate Halloween season midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase. 

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

October 30 - November 1, 2016

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.
Note: Only the original cast version of this production will be screened, not the "reverse cast" alternate version.

Collide-O-Scope Halloween Night Spook Show

October 31

180 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Special Event
For one night only, SIFF Cinema Egyptian will become a graveyard and your seat – A COFFIN! Collide-O-Scope, Seattle’s premiere purveyors of ephemeral film and video mash-up, montage, and reconstructive mayhem, present a frightfully fun fest of found-footage phantasmagoria filled with laughs, shudders, thrills, and prizes! WITNESS! Actual human monsters roaming the aisles. TREMBLE! As the Tingler breaks loose in the theatre. SHUDDER! As hosts Shane Wahlund and Michael Anderson guide you through their gallery of ghoulish film and video delights.