The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Opens: September 16

USA | 2016 | 129 Minutes (99 min + 30 min concert footage) | Ron Howard

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become the extraordinary phenomenon know as "The Beatles,” starting from their days performing at Liverpool's The Cavern Club to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. This special theatrical version of the film features an exclusive, fully remastered 30 minute concert of the The Beatles' performance at Shea Stadium in 1965!

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera

September 22

Rufus Norris

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear ("Penny Dreadful") stars in a darkly comic new take on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s raucous musical adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Presented LIVE from the stage of the National Theatre.


Opens: September 23

USA | 2016 | 102 minutes | Kirsten Johnson

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Thu Sep 28 | Director Kirsten Johnson in person
Documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Fahrenheit 9/11) has spent decades traveling the world, amassing a treasure trove of footage that she has assembled into an insightful, visually bold memoir about the power of images.

Phantasm: Remastered

September 24

USA | 1979 | 88 Minutes | Don Coscarelli

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
With live stream Q&A with Don Conscarelli and J.J. Abrams from Fantastic Fest
Celebrate the new nationwide holiday Arthouse Theatre Day with the 4K restored edition of director Don Coscarelli's 1979 horror masterpiece, an independently made and released horror classic that became a word-of-mouth phenomenon when originally released, and went on to spawn four sequels utilizing the same core team of actors and creators.

NT Live: A View from the Bridge

September 25 - 27, 2016

United Kingdom | 2015 | 180 Minutes | Ivo van Hove

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Mark Strong (The Imitation Game) stars in this magnetic, electrifying, and astonishingly bold production of Arthur Miller's tragic masterpiece. (Originally broadcast March 26, 2015)

Multiple Maniacs with Mink Stole in person

September 30

USA | 1970 | 96 Minutes | John Waters

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Special Midnight Event
With special guest Mink Stole live and in-person
Hosted by Joshua Grannell (aka "Peaches Christ")
Special performance by RainbowGore Cake

John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature about a traveling Cavalcade of Perversion led by the larger-than-life Divine returns – fully restored and in cinemas for the first time in decades - and replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments!

Globe on Screen: Richard II

October 2 - 4, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 166 Minutes | Simon Godwin

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Charles Edwards ("Downton Abbey") stars in Shakespeare's dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious exploration of the meaning of kingship–and the rising powers that can destroy it.

NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea

October 6

United Kingdom | 2016 | Carrie Cracknell

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece comes to like in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production that features one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama - and stars one of the greatest actresses from the National Theatre, Helen McCrory, previously seen in NT Live productions of Medea and The Last of the Haussmans, and in acclaimed roles on the shows "Penny Dreadful" and "Peaky Blinders".

David Bowie is

October 17 - 20, 2016

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 Minutes | Hamish Hamilton

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
This unique 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.

Beyond Measure

October 26

USA | 2015 | 81 Minutes | Vicki Abeles

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
SIFF and ParentMap present a special screening of Beyond Measure, an eye-opening documentary that showcases a pioneering new vision for American schools. All across the country, a new vanguard of educators are putting innovative models into practice, creating a new type of classroom that redirects the focus away from homework, top grades and test scores, making room for curiosity, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking.