The Light Between Oceans

Opens: September 2

USA | 2016 | 133 Minutes | Derek Cianfrance

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in this heart-breaking new drama from Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise a baby they discover drifting in a rowboat. Based of the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman.

Yoga Hosers

September 2 - 9, 2016

USA | 2016 | 88 minutes | Kevin Smith

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Clerks meets Strange Brew in Kevin Smith's joyously juvenile comedy about two sarcastic, butt-kicking rock-’n’-roll teenage heroines who tangle with knife-wielding Satanists, sausage Nazis, and the return of Johnny Depp's Canuck detective Guy Lapointe.

Trans List and Mariela Castro's March

September 7

120 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free admission, RSVP required
HBO Documentary Films, SIFF, and Twist present the Seattle Premieres of two new films about LGBTQ identity with directors and guests in attendance for Q&A discussion. The Trans List features interviews by author and advocate Janet Mock and explores the experiences of Americans who identify as transgender. Mariela Castro's March follows the crusade of Raul Castro’s daughter (and Fidel Castro’s niece), Mariela, to establish equal rights for LGBT Cubans.

One More Time With Feeling

September 8

2016 | 110 Minutes | Andrew Dominik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
This unique one night only cinema event is the first ever opportunity to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, in a unique performance-based 3D film directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly).

For the Love of Spock

September 9 - 15, 2016

USA | 2016 | 110 minutes | Adam Nimoy

SIFF Film Center & SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Sat Sept 10, 6:00PM | Live Skype intro by Adam Nimoy

Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek comes this personal, intimate, and loving documentary by Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard Nimoy, who explores his father's life and career, especially his iconic role as the beloved Vulcan Mr. Spock. Narrated by Zachary Quinto, and featuring a wealth of archival material as well as interviews with Nimoy's friends, colleagues, and, of course, Star Trek co-stars from then and now. Co-presented by EMP Museum, now featuring Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds.

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

September 11 - 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. 

Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley in person

September 13

USA | 1973 | 108 | Norman Jewison

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Cinema Classics
Star Ted Neeley joins us in person for this special big screen revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, one of the most successful musicals of the 1970s, as brought to life by director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof). This groundbreaking reimagining of the final weeks of Christ, filmed on location in Israel, features a truly superstar performance from vocal powerhouse, musician, and actor Ted Neeley as Jesus. Regular admission or deluxe VIP package available.

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

September 14

Germany | 2015 | 100 Minutes | Volker Schaner

SIFF Film Center | Special Event
Subatomic Sound System founder Emch joins us in person to present this unique "fairytale documentary" about the world of musician Lee Scratch Perry - a prophet of the international Rastafari movement and founder of reggae and dub.

French Truly Salon: L’Amour Fou

September 14

France | 2010 | 180 minutes (full event) | Pierre Thoretton

SIFF Cinema Uptown | French Truly Salon
This touching documentary follows the indelible fashion icon Yves Saint-Laurent through the eyes of lifetime love and business partner Pierre Berge – from his early days as a design prodigy for Christian Dior through his decades as the face of a fashion empire. Preceding the movie will be a lively visual presentation from French Truly exploring the History of French Fashion from 17th century to YSL, and a reception with French treats provided by La Parisienne and J Wines.

Department Q Trilogy

September 16 - 22, 2016

SIFF Film Center
“Cold Case” meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in this riveting and utterly binge-able trilogy based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s international bestsellers. After a tragedy while on assignment, moody maverick detective Carl Mørck is relegated to filing in the cold cases department. But he can't resist digging into the unsolved mysteries, and with the help of his new partner Assad and secretary Rose, uncovers a series of shocking truths and nefarious twists that keep the suspense simmering.