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Trailer Trash

August 13

90 Minutes

We've culled the SIFF archive for a collection of the trashiest, wildest, and most WTF vintage 35mm movie trailers, which we're serving up along with free Cheez Whiz and Twinkies.

Rich Hill

August 15 - 17, 2014

USA | 2013 | 91 Minutes

This Sundance Grand Jury-winning documentary is a look inside the homes and lives of small-town, rural America, where isolated kids confront heart-breaking choices, marginalized parents struggle to survive, and, despite it all, families cling to the promise of equal opportunity and a better life some day.

B Movie Bingo: Samurai Cop

August 16

Comedy + Action + Bingo!

USA | 120 Minutes

Cross out the squares as the insanity unfolds onscreen! This unique, interactive cinema experience combines terrible action movies with live comedy and BINGO! Win prizes while calling out the most awesome B-movie clichés, like "Bar Fight," "Suspended From the Force," and "Three Mustaches on Screen At the Same Time." Hosted by Portland comedy team Wolf Choir.

Motivational Growth

August 20

USA | 2013 | 104 Minutes

This gross-out psycho-horror from Seattle-based Imagos Films follows a man who is slowly driven insane by the evil, talking mold in his bathroom - voiced by the legendary cult movie actor Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator).

To Be Takei

August 22 - 28, 2014

USA | 2014 | 90 minutes

From a World War II internment camp to "Star Trek" to online celebrity, George Takei's journey has been filled with the unexpected. This crowd-pleasing documentary peeks into the public and private lives of the actor turned equal rights activist and gay icon and his lovable husband, Brad.

VHS Night: Heavenly Bodies

August 27

USA | 1984 | 180 Minutes

Curated by Seattle filmmakers Megan Griffiths and Lacey Leavitt, VHS Night features craptastic films the way they were meant to be seen: via used VHS tapes played through a shoddy old VCR. This time, we get fit with the ultimate aerobics movie, Heavenly Bodies.

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 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.

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