Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema

The Heart of the Game

October 13

USA | 2005 | 87 Minutes | Ward Serrill

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
10th Anniversary, with director Ward Serrill and film subjects in person!
Released in 2005 by Miramax Films to wide critical acclaim, this thrilling and humanistic documentary is a portrait of Seattle's Roosevelt High School girls' basketball team, as their eccentric new coach and troubled star player transformed the struggling team into serious contenders.

This Changes Everything

October 14

USA | 2015 | 89 Minutes | Avi Lewis

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Author Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis in person.
Produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, this urgent dispatch on climate change contends that the greatest crisis we have ever faced also offers us the opportunity to address and correct the inhumane systems that have created it.

Bridge of Spies

Opens: October 15

USA | 2015 | 135 Minutes | Steven Spielberg

SIFF Cinema Uptown
This gripping real-life Cold War thriller from director Steven Spielberg stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer tapped by the CIA to negotiate the release of an American spy captured in Russia. Co-written British dramatist Matt Charman and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

NT Live: Hamlet (Live Broadcast)

October 15

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 | Lyndsey Turner

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Early performance added!
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock", The Imitation Game, and NT Live's Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Broadcast live from the Barbican in London to cinemas around the world.


Opens: October 16

Germany | 2015 | 139 Minutes | Sebastian Schipper

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive Presentation
Filmed in a single uninterrupted shot, Sebastian Schipper's audacious and pulse-pounding heist movie follows a young woman who meets a group of rowdy thugs while out clubbing in Berlin, and follows them on a wild ride into the city's criminal underbelly.
Screens with: Divers | Joanna Newsom's new music directed Paul Thomas Anderson, premiering exclusively in theatres.

NT Live: Hamlet (Encore)

October 19 - 21, 2015

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 | Lyndsey Turner

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Encore presentation! Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock", The Imitation Game, and NT Live's Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Restoration

October 20

USA | 1964 | 190 Minutes (includes intermission and bonus content) | George Cukor

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Big Screen Classics
The beloved musical classic is more loverly than ever on the big screen in this breathtaking new restoration. Aubrey Hepburn stars in one of her most radiant roles as Eliza Doolittle, the disheveled Cockney flower girl who finds herself at the center of a wager to make her into a “proper” lady. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Archie's Betty

October 21

USA | 2015 | 69 Minutes | Gerald Peary

SIFF Film Center | One Show Only
Co-Producer Shaun Clancy in person | Filmmaker Gerald Peary grew up obsessed with Archie Comics, the influential comic strip still popular almost 75 years after its creation. Now he is on a quest to discover if Archie and the rest of the gang from Riverdale High were based on with Archie creator Bob Montana’s hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and if the real Betty, the original blonde bombshell, is still alive.

French Cinema Now 2015

October 22-29, 2015

A SIFF mini-festival showcasing new Francophone cinema, with seasoned directors like Jacques Audiard and Cédric Kahn playing alongside relative newcomers like Elodie Namer and Julie Lopes-Curval. With spectacular performances from celebrated actors in diverse films, explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies, historical epics to family-friendly animation, this year's mini-festival truly offers something for everybody. This week-long event will feature 20 extraordinary features and documentaries.

Stray Dog

October 23 - 29, 2015

USA | 2014 | 105 minutes | Debra Granik

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
After director Debra Granik cast Ron 'Stray Dog' Hall in her breakout indie film Winter's Bone, she turned the camera to his real life for an intimate portrait of this trailer park manager and Vietnam veteran, revealing a tender portrait of the man as works to strike a balance between his multiethnic family, biker brotherhood, and fellow veterans.