NT Live: The Audience

July 31 - August 2, 2016

United Kingdom | 2013 | 180 Minutes | Stephen Daldry

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encore Series
Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II, in this dramatic imagining of the weekly private meetings between the Queen and her her Prime Ministers over the course of 60 years, from Churchill to Cameron. Directed by Stephen Daldry, this original London production came to Broadway in 2015, winning two Tony Awards. (Originally broadcast June 13, 2013)

Don’t Think Twice

Opens: August 5

USA | 2016 | 92 minutes | Mike Birbiglia

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Filmmaker Mike Birbiglia in person 7:00 and 9:30 opening night! Q&A moderated by Megan Griffiths.
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of "This American Life" comes this critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.

Band of Outsiders

August 5 - 7, 2016

France | 1964 | 95 minutes | Jean-Luc Godard

SIFF Film Center | New Restoration 
"A pile of money. An English class. A house by the river. A romantic girl."  Returning to the screen in a gorgeous new restoration, Jean-Luc Godard's influential Nouvelle Vague gangster movie joins two small-town crooks (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) and a captivating young woman (Anna Karina) as they hatch a plan to steal a stash of cash from an isolated villa. Featuring an iconic soundtrack by Michel Legrand.

Kamikaze ’89

August 5 - 7, 2016

Germany | 1982 | 106 minutes | Wolf Gremm

SIFF Film Center | New Restoration
A rarely seen cult classic, this cyberpunk noir stars legendary filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder in his last film role as a cop in a retro-futuristic totalitarian dystopia who is tasked with investigating a bomb threat at a shadowy media conglomerate—which leads him into the surreal heart of a sinister corporate conspiracy. Featuring a hypnotic soundtrack by Edgar Forese of Tangerine Dream and supporting roles from Fassbinder muse Brigitte Mira and spaghetti western icon Franco Nero.

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

August 7 - September 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. 

French Truly Salon: La Chèvre

August 10

France | 1981 | 180 minutes (full event) | Francis Veber

SIFF Film Center | French Truly Salon
Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard became one of the most famous comic duos in French film history after starring in this uproarious goof-ball caper comedy directed by Francis Veber. Preceding the movie will be a lively visual presentation from French Truly exploring the origin and history of French humor, and a reception with French treats provided by La Parisienne and J Wines.

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

August 11 - 23, 2016

United Kingdom | 210 Mintues

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
Ralph Fiennes stars as Shakespeare's most notorious villain, Richard III, and Vanessa Redgrave co-stars as Queen Margaret in this explosive new production recorded live at London's acclaimed Almeida Theatre, and directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth

August 12 - 14, 2016

France | 2015 | 100 minutes | Clément Cogitore

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Weekend Engagement
These soldiers came looking for the enemy, but something else found them first... Earning comparisons to John Carpenter’s The Thing by way of John Ford, this eerie metaphysical horror film follows a troop of French soldiers on a surveillance mission in the remote Afghan valley of Wakhan who begin to mysteriously disappear when they cross paths with a supernatural menace far deadlier than the Taliban.

My Love, Don't Cross That River

August 12 - 14, 2016

South Korea | 2014 | 86 minutes | Mo-Young Jin

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Weekend Engagement
This intimate documentary portrait of an elderly South Korean couple delicately captures a deep love painted through simple acts of affection from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek. No filmmaking tricks are necessary, as the honest and tender feelings emoted by this husband and wife are all that's needed to tell this story of true love.

Blue Velvet

August 12 - 18, 2016

USA | 1986 | 125 minutes | David Lynch

SIFF Cinema Uptown | 30th Anniversary
A college student finds a severed human ear, leading to his discovery of the debauched criminal underworld lurking behind the picket fences in his small town. David Lynch's powerful and surreal classic is filled with indelible scenes that send the audience on a journey into the closet of a sensual lounge singer, introduces the Oxygen-sucking maniac Frank Booth, and features a pale-faced lunatic crooning Roy Orbison.