The Kind Words

July 15 - 21, 2016

Israel | 2015 | 118 minutes | Shemi Zarhin

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
This warm-hearted road-trip tale from Israel blends wry comedy and family drama as it follows three siblings who come together after their mother passes away and uncover a secret that sets them off on a quest across France in search of the man who may or may not be their biological father.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 16

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Monthly Screenings!
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase. Screens monthly.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Opens: July 22

United Kingdom | 2016 | 90 Minutes | Mandie Fletcher

SIFF Cinema Uptown | July 22-28
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Starting July 29
The iconic diva-nistas from the hit BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous" are back in a new comic adventure oozing with glitz, glamour, and gin – lots and lots of gin – as Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) unleash a media firestorm when they accidentally push supermodel Kate Moss into the Thames River, sending them fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super rich: the French Riviera.

Noir City 2016

July 22 - 28, 2016

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
SIFF and the Film Noir Foundation presents the return of Noir City–now on the giant Egyptian screen! This year's festival features "Film Noir from A to B," with 18 classic films covering the most noir of decades, the 1940s. Many of these films are newly restored, and all will be introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable Czar of Noir and impresario of Noir City. All shows presented on glorious 35mm film! 

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)

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. Tickets on sale starting July 7.

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

August 11 - 23, 2016

United Kingdom | 210 Mintues

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
Ralph Fiennes stars as Shakespeare's most notorious villain, Richard III, and Vanessa Redgrave co-stars as Queen Margaret in this explosive new production recorded live at London's acclaimed Almeida Theatre, and directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Globe on Screen: Measure for Measure

August 14 - 16, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 155 minutes | Dominic Dromgoole

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
Shakespeare's wild story of secret identities and manipulation unravels the layers of intrigue underlying Vienna's upper crust. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, departing artistic director Dominic Dromgoole's daring production is "...precisely what the Globe audience comes to see: actors off the leash, Pythonesque silliness, theater as a guilty pleasure. It’s a hoot." - Variety

Tattoo Nation presented by Bloodworks Northwest

August 18

USA | 2013 | 96 | Eric Schwartz

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Director Eric Schwartz joins us in person with his documentary about the growing popularity of tattoos and the pioneers who revolutionized the art form. Learn about the history of tattoo art, and get the facts about giving blood after getting ink, at this special screening presented by SIFF and Bloodworks Northwest.

Globe on Screen: The Merchant of Venice

August 28 - 30, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 155 minutes | Jonathan Mumby

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
"If you prick us, do we not bleed?” Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, "Game of Thrones") provides an enigmatic, must-see performance as Shylock in this inspired production of Shakespeare's iconic story of the battle between greed and love. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.