Cinema Italian Style

November 10 - 17, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Festival
SIFF's eighth annual festival of the best in current Italian films, featuring 15 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.


Opens: November 11

USA | 2017 | 116 Minutes | Denis Villenueve

Nov 11–22 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Starting Nov 23 at SIFF Cinema Uptown

From Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) comes a dramatic sci-fi thriller unlike anything you've seen before. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers.


November 19 - 20, 2016

Japan | 2016 | 130 minutes | Kiyoshi Kurosawa

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Two Shows Only!
A retired detective begins investigating his unsettling new suburban neighbors in master horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's (Cure, Pulse) spine-tingling suspense thriller featuring an insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

November 21 - 22, 2016

USA | 1982 | 117 Minutes | Ridley Scott

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Nov 21 & 22
Meant to be seen on the big screen, Ridley Scott brings to life Philip K Dick's dystopian, neo-noir, sci-fi tale of genetically created replicants and the man who hunts them. This 2007 Final Cut version restores the director's full artistic vision.

The Love Witch

Opens: November 25

USA | 2016 | 120 minutes | Anna Biller

SIFF Film Center
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, lives in a gothic Victorian apartment where she makes spells and potions for seducing men, leaving a string of hapless victims in her wake. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. Shot on 35mm film, Anna Biller's vivid tribute to ’60s Technicolor thrillers explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory presented in Smell-O-Vision

November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017

USA | 1971 | 100 Minutes | Mel Stuart

SIFF Film Center | Holiday Favorites
Gene Wilder stars in this family classic presented with "Smell-O-Vision" goodie bags that hardworking Oompa Loompas have filled with fragrant and tasty treats! Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all while sing along with timeless songs like "The Candy Man," "I've Got a Golden Ticket," and "Pure Imagination." 

One More Time With Feeling

December 1

2016 | 110 Minutes | Andrew Dominik

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Presentation
Lauded by many as a masterpiece of music, imagery, and raw emotion, this 3D performance-based film explores the creation of Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, recorded against a backdrop of personal tragedy. Filmed in black-and-white (with surprising moments of color), the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness. Directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly), this unique cinema event returns for one night only. 

The Princess Bride Quote Along

December 2, 2016 - January 2, 2017

USA | 1987 | 98 Minutes | Rob Reiner

SIFF Film Center | Holiday Favorites
The beloved swashbuckling fairy tale returns to the big screen complete with free inflatable swords, quote along subtitles for all the best lines–"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"–and R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size) live in the theatre! 

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

December 3 - 14, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 210 | Lyndsey Turner

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock", The Imitation Game, and NT Live's Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy in this 2015 production recorded live at the Barbican, the most successful event in National Theatre Live history.

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

December 5 - 8, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 210 minutes | Kenneth Branagh

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh in John Osborne╩╝s modern classic that conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.