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David Bowie is

September 23

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 Minutes

This one-time-only theatrical event captures the closing night of the most successful exhibition in the history of London's Victoria & Albert Museum–a stunning retrospective of the extraordinary life and career of pop music legend David Bowie.

My America

September 24

USA | 2014 | 78 Minutes

Filmmaker Hal Hartley adapts 21 different monologues by some of the nation’s most exciting playwrights–including Neil LaBute, Danny Hoch, Dan Dietz, and Marcus Gardley–in an unique staged performance. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory, together they from a portrait of the American psyche.

Patema Inverted

September 26 - October 2, 2014

Japan | 2013 | 99 minutes

This dazzling new anime vision from director Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon) is a science fiction romance about two teens, Patema and Age, who live in the same world but on opposite gravitational pulls. Presented in English dubbed and original Japanese language version.

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

September 26 - 28, 2014

USA | 2012 | 75 Minutes

Filmmakers in attendance Sept 26 & 27 | The second highest peak on Earth, K2 is also one of the most dangerous. This breathtaking documentary follows a team of world-class alpinists in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering, as they attempt to summit the peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark expedition.

Levitated Mass

September 26 - 28, 2014

USA | 2013 | 88 Minutes

Director Doug Pray (Hype!, Art & Copy) presents the fascinating story behind "Levitated Mass", a massive engineering project from artist Michael Heizer that encourages patrons of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to walk directly underneath a hovering granite megalith.

Harmontown Podcast Live

September 27

Dan Harmon and the Harmontown crew in person!

USA | 221 Minutes

Join Dan Harmon and "Harmontown" regulars–including Erin McGathy, Dungeon Master Spencer Crittendon, and guest comptroller Dino Stamatopoulos (Star-Burns!)–for their first Seattle episode, and a sneak preview screening of Harmontown the documentary, which chronicles their calamitous cross-country tour.

Palo Alto

September 29

USA | 2014 | 100 minutes

Based on the book by James Franco, writer-director Gia Coppola provides an unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction. Emma Roberts stars as a shy, sensitive teen who is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on a sweet stoner classmate. Meanwhile, the recklessness of her party-hungry friends starts to spiral into chaos.

A Streetcar Named Desire

October 3 - 9, 2014

USA | 1951 | 122 Minutes

Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando provide “two of the greatest performances ever put on film” (Pauline Kael) in Elia Kazan’s groundbreaking film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, which earned twelve Oscar® nominations and four wins, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), and Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden).

SIFF Cinema Egyptian Opening Celebration!

October 3–5

SIFF Cinema comes to Capitol Hill full time thanks to our new lease at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and because of film lovers like YOU, who helped us raise the funds necessary to bring this classic cinema back to life! We open with a special weekend featuring the biggest movie hits in the Egyptian’s history.

Admission is $5 or FREE with a receipt from any Capitol Hill business (see admission info for details).

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

October 3 - 9, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 180 Minutes with intermission

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire returns with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby  as Stella.

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