Coming Soon to SIFF 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.