Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema


October 23 - 29, 2015

New Zealand | 2015 | 86 minutes | Jason Lei Howden

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Peter Jackson meets Bill & Ted in this rowdy New Zealand splatter-comedy about a high school metal band who have to save their asses from Satan. A heavy metal storm of electric guitars, dildo fights, severed limbs, chainsaw duels, and fountains of blood!

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

October 30 - November 5, 2015

2015 | 97 minutes | Various

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Fri, Oct 30 | Curator Ron Diamond in person
Praised by Pixar founder John Lasseter as “the best place to see all the latest and greatest animated short films,” this premiere animation festival curated by Ron Diamond features 11 new international shorts–using techniques including hand-drawn, paint on glass, stop-motion, and computer-generated animation–plus four short documentary portraits featuring directors shedding light to the making of their films.

The Keeping Room

October 30 - November 5, 2015

USA | 2015 | 95 Minutes | Daniel Barber

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Brit Marling and Hailee Seinfeld star in this ruthless thriller set during the end a the Civil War, a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that shatters both gender and genre conventions – existing somewhere between Cold Mountain and Straw Dogs.

NT Live: Frankenstein

October 30 - November 1, 2015

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

SIFF Cinema Uptown
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.

NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

October 30 - November 1, 2015

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min | Danny Boyle

SIFF Cinema Uptown
In this alternate version of Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of the classic monster story, the stars swap roles with Jonny Lee Miller taking on the role of the creature, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 31

USA | 1975 | 100 minutes | Jim Sharman

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Midnight Adrenaline
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!

The Latin Explosion: A New America

November 4

USA | 2015 | 90 Minutes (approx) | Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Free Screening, RSVP link coming soon
Celebrate the dazzling array of Latino artists and visionaries – from Desi Arnaz to Shakira and everyone in between – who have become global superstars and have influenced every aspect of American society, from culture to politics to the economy.

The Cockettes

November 11

USA | 2002 | 100 Minutes | Bill Weber and David Weissman

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Co-presented by Bellevue Arts Museum
Take a wildly entertaining and exuberant journey into the heart of the 60’s with this award winning documentary chronicling the life of flamboyant San Francisco theatrical troupe, The Cockettes. Post screening discussion with Fayette Hauser, founding Cockettes member, and Michael Cepress, curator of Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture, on view at Bellevue Arts Museum starting September 4.

NT Live: Skylight (Encore)

November 17 - 18, 2015

United Kingdom | 2014 | 135 Minutes | Stephen Daldry

SIFF Film Center
Encore Presentation! The original 2014 London production of the Tony Award winning play returns, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, directed by Stephen Daldry.

NT Live: Coriolanus (Encore)

November 19 - 23, 2015

United Kingdom | 2013 | 180 Minutes (approx.) | Josie Rourke

SIFF Film Center
Encore Presentation! Tom Hiddleston stars in Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, as staged at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.