Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema
USA | 2015 | 74 Minutes plus Q&A | Marc Levin
SIFF Cinema Uptown | HBO Documentary Films
Free Screening, RSVP here
This powerful look at gentrification and growing inequality in a microcosm explores two sides of the same street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood: one side with low-income public housing, the other with a costly private school. Post-film Q&A with director Marc Levin.
Opens: December 3
USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Spike Lee
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Seattle Exclusive
Iconoclast director Spike Lee returns with this hard-hitting, modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata" that tells the story of a group of women who organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago's Southside, creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence around the world.
"5 STARS! An urgent, angry – and very sexy – midlife masterpiece. Spike Lee is back at the top of his game!" - The Guardian
December 4 - 10, 2015
USA | 2015 | 106 minutes | Amy Berg
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Janis Joplin’s ferocious, soulful voice dominated the music scene of the late 1960’s, while personally she grappled with inner demons and addictions. From Oscar nominated director Amy J. Berg (West of Memphis) comes this insightful portrait of the original “Rock Chick”, narrated by Chan Marshall (musician Cat Power) and featuring wonderful archival footage, Janis’s personal correspondence, and interviews with the singer’s friends and family.
United Kingdom | 2015 | 225 | Sally Cookson
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Via Satellite
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms.
Opens: December 11
United Kingdom | 2015 | 113 minutes | Justin Kurzel
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Micahael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard give mesmerizing performances in this stunning new production of Shakespeare’s classic. Shot on location in Scotland, Australian director Justin Kurzel’s epic update features all the drama, murderous ambition, and brutal action necessary to illustrate how Macbeth is the literary predecessor of “Game of Thrones”.
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Legendary British actor Tom Courtenay’s iconic depiction of Billy Liar returns to the big screen on 35mm. Plus, ticket holders receive priority seating for a special advance screening immediately following of the new film 45 Years, with Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in award winning performances.
Opens: December 18
United Kingdom | 2015 | 120 minutes | Tom Hooper
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) star in the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate 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. Screens monthly.
Opens: December 25
USA | 2015 | 118 Minutes | Todd Haynes
SIFF Cinema Uptown
From Academy Award nominated director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) comes the moving story of two women from very different backgrounds (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt.”
USA | 1971 | 181 Minutes | Norman Jewison
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Party with the best Jewish-themed musical of them by singing along to "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "To Life," and "Tradition." We're also including the holiday "tradition" of free Chinese food take-out (certified Kosher, of course) and live klezmer music before the show.