The Innocents

Opens: July 29

France | 2016 | 115 minutes | Anne Fontaine

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From acclaimed French filmmaker Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Gemma Bovery) comes this deeply moving drama set in Poland at the end of World War II, where a young French Red Cross doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns facing an unprecedented crisis of faith as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

Microbe and Gasoline

July 29 - August 4, 2016

France | 2015 | 105 minutes | Michel Gondry

SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only Exclusive Engagement
This charming adventure from director Michel Gondry (Mood Indigo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is a wildly inventive and sweetly comic celebration of friendship that follows two teenage misfits—Microbe, an artist, and Gasoline, a mechanic—on an unconventional road trip through the French countryside in a homemade house on wheels. Co-staring Audrey Tautou.

Last Cab to Darwin

July 29 - 31, 2016

Australia | 2015 | 123 minutes | Jeremy Sims

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Weekend Engagement
This wryly comic Australian road movie stars Michael Caton (The Castle) as a laconic, 70-year-old taxi driver who, after discovering he has terminal cancer, embarks on an eye-opening journey across the Outback in search of a pioneering death-with-dignity physician (Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom). Along the way he picks up a few fares, who teach him that before you can end your life, you have to live it.

Train to Busan

July 29 - August 4, 2016

South Korea | 2016 | 118 Minutes | Sang-Ho Yeon

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Snowpiercer meets World War Z in this harrowing zombie horror-thriller from South Korea that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes... or so everyone hopes.

The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema

July 30

USA | 2014 | 120 Minutes | Ned Thanhauser

SIFF Film Center | Only $5.00, Free for SIFF Members*
Filmmaker Ned Thanhouser recounts the story of the independent film studio co-founded in 1909 by his grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, which produced an astonishing number of innovative, groundbreaking pictures before closing their doors – and burning the negatives! Ned has spent years tracking down lost Thanhouser films, and joins us in person for a Q&A as well as screening some of the films he has uncovered.

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 opening night!
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.

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.