Blood Simple

August 12 - 18, 2016

USA | 1984 | 99 minutes | Joel & Ethan Coen

SIFF Cinema Uptown | New Restoration 
This critically acclaimed noir-inspired blend of chilling suspense and offbeat humor features a calculating round of double and triple crosses that build to a bloodcurdling, surprise-filled climax – an evil-minded masterpiece from the then-unknown filmmaking duo known as the Coen Brothers.

The General

August 13 - 14, 2016

USA | 1926 | 76 minutes | Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman

SIFF Cinema Uptown | New restoration with symphonic score
Buster Keaton's iconic slapstick comedy of an engineer who must pursue his beloved locomotive straight through enemy lines during the Civil War is presented in a new 4K restoration with an original symphonic score from Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi. 

Globe on Screen: Measure for Measure

August 14 - 16, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 172 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.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

August 20

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.

Magic Society presents: Super Duper Video!

August 23

90 minutes

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Buddy & Friday Hangs host this psychedelic, one-of-a-kind, not-for-kids evening of all-out puppet mania featuring live performances mixed with a selection of rare and unseen puppet television shows, films, and specials from around the world. Plus: a Skype Q&A with the legendary Sid Krofft, co-creator of "H.R. Pufnstuf", "Land of the Lost", and many other classic puppet-centric shows. Brace yourself for an unforgettable evening of live puppetry, music, prizes, and special guests. "Cool shit!" - Bob Odenkirk

Globe on Screen: The Merchant of Venice

August 28 - 30, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 172 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.

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).