Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema

Boy and the World

February 12 - 18, 2016

Brazil | 2013 | 80 minutes | Alê Abreu

Now at SIFF Cinema Egyptian 
Academy Award Nominee: Best Animated Feature
Magical, unique, wordless, and utterly eye-popping, this hand-made animated tale follows a young Brazilian boy as he ventures from his simple countryside home into a carnivalesque metropolis. Overflowing with delightful visuals and exploding with vibrant color and samba/hip hop rhythms, the boy’s journey depicts the differences between village and city, punctuated by the heart and soul of the people.

Harold and Maude

February 12 - 14, 2016

USA | 1971 | 91 Minutes | Hal Ashby

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a love story that transcends the ages! Hal Ashby's tender outsider classic explores the relationship between the faux-suicidal young man Harold and his unlikely kindred spirit, goofy septuagenarian Maude. With free custom made tragi-romantic candy hearts and a pre-show Cat Stevens sing along.

Beauty and the Beast

February 12 - 14, 2016

France | 1946 | 93 minutes | Jean Cocteau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Valentine Classics
New restoration! Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day.

Witches Brew

February 12 - 14, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Special Program
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission
| Dive into the history of witchcraft on film with four chilling and bewitching classics: The Craft, Rosemary's Baby, Witchfinder General, and The Devils. Attend any of the classic films and receive admission for two to the free sneak preview of the highly anticipated new horror film The Witch on February 14 with director Robert Eggers in person. Program presented by A24.

Office in 3D

February 15

China | 2015 | 117 minutes | Johnnie To

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Recent Raves
Our Recent Raves series returns for 2016 with a special Seattle 3D Premiere! Master Hong Kong director Johnnie To (Drug War) and star Chow Yun-Fat take on the world of high-level corporate intrigue - in the form of an eye-popping 3D musical. Adapted from co-star Sylvia Chang’s hit stage play “Design for Living”, Office cleverly combines stylized musical numbers and stunning abstract sets (designed by Wong Kar-wai’s production designer William Chang) to create a timely critique of corporate capitalism.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

February 16

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 minutes | Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh

Encore Screening Added | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, with the great Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Branagh as Leontes. 

The Human Face of Big Data

February 17

USA | 2015 | 55 minutes | Sandy Smolan

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Free Screening, RSVP Here
SIFF, KCTS 9, Washington Filmworks, and SAP invite you to this special documentary sneak preview and panel discussion about Big Data: the real-time collection, analysis and visualization of vast amounts of information. In the hands of data scientists, this raw information enables us to sense, measure and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible – yet the accessibility of all this data can come at a steep price.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Opens: February 19

Netherlands | 2015 | 105 minutes | Peter Greenaway

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
The great Russian silent filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s personal discovery and sexual awakening in 1931 Mexico is illustrated in this delightfully raunchy and over-the-top biopic by another iconoclastic filmmaker, Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover).

The Witch

Opens: February 19

USA | 2015 | 90 minutes | Robert Eggers

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. Winner of Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Arabian Nights Trilogy

February 19 - 25, 2016

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
An unmissable cinematic event, this wry, epic, and thoroughly unpredictable masterwork of modern political cinema from Portuguese director Miguel Gomes uses the structure of the tales of the Arabian Nights to explore life in modern Portugal, a country in the midst of an economic and political crisis.