Solitary

October 20

USA | 2017 | 80 minuntes plus discussion | Kristi Jacobson and Julie Goldman

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free admission, RSVP required
HBO Documentary Films and SIFF present the Seattle premiere of Solitary, an unprecedented look at long-term solitary confinement in the U.S. and its effects on both prisoners and guards, as told through the personal stories of those on either side of the cell walls who are living it every day. Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Julie Goldman in attendance for Q&A discussion.

SEED: The Untold Story

October 25

USA | 2016 | 94 minutes | Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, but in the last century, a staggering 94% of Earth's seed varieties have disappeared, and many more are near extinction. This harrowing and heartening documentary follows passionate advocates – including farmers, scientists, and indigenous seed stewards – who are waging a David and Goliath battle against the biotech industry in order to defend a 12,000 year food legacy and protect the diversity of our agricultural heritage. Director Taggart Siegel and special guests in person for discussion.

Oasis: Supersonic

October 26

United Kingdom | 2016 | 117 Minutes | Mat Whitecross

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Special Event
From the Oscar winning producers of AMY comes this one night only screening event, an essential look at the meteoric rise of seminal 90s rock band Oasis, immersing us in the raucous rock stars’ fast-paced world of electrifying music, wild debauchery, and epic fraternal feuding.

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.

Miss Hokusai

October 28 - November 3, 2016

Japan | 2015 | 93 Minutes | Keiichi Hara

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From award-winning director Keiichi Hara and the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a rollicking and sumptuously-animated feminist coming-of-age tale about the talented young girl whose masterful portraits, exotic illustrations of mythical creatures, and erotic sketches all became among the most famous works of art in history–but were all credited to her father.

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

October 30 - November 1, 2016

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

Collide-O-Scope Halloween Night Spook Show

October 31

180 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Special Event
For one night only, SIFF Cinema Egyptian will become a graveyard and your seat – A COFFIN! Collide-O-Scope, Seattle’s premiere purveyors of ephemeral film and video mash-up, montage, and reconstructive mayhem, present a frightfully fun fest of found-footage phantasmagoria filled with laughs, shudders, thrills, and prizes! WITNESS! Actual human monsters roaming the aisles. TREMBLE! As the Tingler breaks loose in the theatre. SHUDDER! As hosts Shane Wahlund and Michael Anderson guide you through their gallery of ghoulish film and video delights.

French Truly Salon: Molière

November 9

France | 2007 | 180 minutes (full event) | Laruent Tirard

SIFF Cinema Uptown | French Truly Salon
Bubbling with wit, stellar performances and lavish cinematography, this sumptuous historical comedy (and closing night gala of SIFF 2007), follows the great French satirist Molière as he finds himself embroiled in a hotbed of romance and repartee, subterfuge and seduction. Preceding the movie will be a lively visual presentation from French Truly about the life and times of Molière, and a reception with French treats provided by La Parisienne and J Wines.

Cinema Italian Style

November 10 - 17, 2016

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the eighth annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week features over 14 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.

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.