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The Trip To Italy

Opens: August 29

United Kingdom | 2014 | 108 Minutes

In the follow-up to 2010's The Trip, director Michael Winterbottom follows buddies Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a driving tour through the Italian countryside, musing on life while indulging in scenic and gastronomic delights. Enjoy the film with some Lunetta Prosecco on sale at the concession stand, and sign up in the lobby for a chance to win a Pagliacci pizza party for up to 10 people!

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

Opens: August 29

USA | 2014 | 74 minutes

This emotional and inspiring documentary explores the powerful effect that music can have on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as shown when social worker Dan Cohen brings iPods filled with meaningful songs to nursing home residents.

Song of the New Earth

August 29 - September 4, 2014

USA | 2014 | 89 minutes

Seattle filmmaker Ward Serrill (The Heart of the Game) follows Tom Kenyon, a scientist, shaman, and singer (with a four-octave vocal range) with a dazzlingly unique mission–to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.

The Congress

August 29 - September 4, 2014

Israel | 2013 | 122 minutes

Ari Folman follows up the Oscar®-nominated Waltz With Bashir with a surreal, vivacious, live action-animation hybrid about an aging actress (Robin Wright playing a version of herself) who sells her image to a movie studio-turned-cinematic dream world.

1 Reel Film Festival Sneak Preview

August 29

86 minutes

Join us for the best in short film from around the world!

7:00pm | SIFF Film Center | Admission is FREE

1 Reel Film Festival 2014

August 30-September 1

SIFF Cinema will once again take part in Bumbershoot: Seattle's extraordinary music and arts festival. The 1 Reel Film Festival will present more than 100 US and international short films at the SIFF Film Center over Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 1, 2014.

Starred Up

Opens: September 5

United Kingdom | 2013 | 106 Minutes

In this powerful, visceral, and gritty drama from director David Mackenzie (Young Adam), an explosively violent teenage inmate intentionally gets himself transferred to an adult prison, planning to confront a very familiar prisoner–his own father.

Life Itself

September 8

USA | 2014 | 120 Minutes

Documentary master Steve James recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. From his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America, Ebert's story is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.

Terror At The Mall: The Nairobi Siege

September 10

USA | 2014 |

Following in the footsteps of his earlier documentaries Terror in Moscow and Terror in Mumbai, filmmaker Dan Reed travels to Nairobi to investigate the recent terrorist siege of the West Gate Mall in Kenya. Admission is free.

God Help The Girl

September 12 - 18, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 111 Minutes

From indie-pop pioneer Stuart Murdoch comes a delightfully different musical. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, three rootless friends fall in love and form a band–though not in that order. Friday through Sunday screenings include a new, exclusive 40 minute concert from Belle & Sebastian recorded specially for this release.

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