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Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema

Women in Cinema

Sept 18-21, 2014

SIFF's annual celebration of Women in Cinema returns, showcasing exceptional films from women around the world. Opening night takes place at the newly reopened SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and features Seattle favorite Lynn Shelton's new film Laggies

This is Where I Leave You

Opens: September 19

USA | 2014 | 103 Minutes

In this dysfunctional family comedy-of-errors, four siblings who have grown apart are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof with their over-sharing mother. The powerhouse ensemble cast includes Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, and Adam Driver.

Memphis

September 19 - 21, 2014

USA | 2014 | 79 Minutes

This stunning, abstract drama from director Tim Sutton is a portrait of both a city and an artist. Blues musician Willis Earl Beal gives an explosive and semi-auto-biographical performance as a struggling musician who claims to have mystical powers as wanders the streets of Memphis, a city steeped in folklore, music, and surrealism.

Tough Love

September 22

Director and Subjects in attendance

USA | 2014 | 106 Minutes

From Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal comes a film about second chances as two parents—one in Seattle and one in New York City—navigate the red tape of America’s child welfare system as they fight to regain custody of their children.

Night Moves

September 22

USA | 2013 | 113 minutes

From writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy & Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) comes this tense and moody thriller about two Oregon-based environmental activists (Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning) who team up with a destructive ex-Marine (Peter Sarsgaard) to plot the bombing of a hydroelectric dam.

David Bowie is

September 23

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 Minutes

This one-time-only 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.

My America

September 24

USA | 2014 | 78 Minutes

Filmmaker Hal Hartley adapts 21 different monologues by some of the nation’s most exciting playwrights–including Neil LaBute, Danny Hoch, Dan Dietz, and Marcus Gardley–in an unique staged performance. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory, together they from a portrait of the American psyche.

Patema Inverted

September 26 - October 2, 2014

Japan | 2013 | 99 minutes

This dazzling new anime vision from director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon) is a science fiction romance about two teens, Patema and Age, who live in the same world but on opposite gravitational pulls. Presented in English dubbed and original Japanese language version.

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

September 26 - 28, 2014

USA | 2012 | 75 Minutes

Filmmakers in attendance Sept 26 & 27 | The second highest peak on Earth, K2 is also one of the most dangerous. This breathtaking documentary follows a team of world-class alpinists in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering, as they attempt to summit the peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark expedition.

Levitated Mass

September 26 - 28, 2014

USA | 2013 | 88 Minutes

Director Doug Pray (Hype!, Art & Copy) presents the fascinating story behind "Levitated Mass", a massive engineering project from artist Michael Heizer that encourages patrons of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to walk directly underneath a hovering granite megalith.

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