Coming Soon to SIFF Cinema

Stephen Tobolowsky in person: The Primary Instinct and Groundhog Day

February 29

240 min (est)

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Leap Day happens only once ever four years, and we're celebrating this rare occurrence with one of our favorite people: prolific actor and master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen joins us in person for a special double feature and Q&A the includes his spoken word concert film The Primary Instinct and the beloved comedy Groundhog Day.

Wim Wenders

Wednesdays

SIFF Film Center | Wednesdays
Northwest Film Forum | Thursdays
SIFF Cinema and Northwest Film Forum team up to present the stunning new retrospective of cinema’s preeminent poet of the open road: Wim Wenders. Beginning his career in Germany over 40 years ago, Wenders has since traveled the globe to make dramas, mysteries, fantasies, and documentaries, all featuring his unique style that blends intensity, spirituality, and a touch of whimsy. SIFF and NWFF members receive member discounts at both venues for this special program.

NT Live: Hangmen

March 3 - 17, 2016

Matthew Dunster

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
SIFF Film Center | Encore Screenings
This sell-out smash hit and “the funniest play in London right now” (Time Out) comes from Olivier and Academy Award® winning writer Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan) and stars David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead") as a professional hangman who has to reevaluate his career on a historic day in 1965 when the country abolishes the death penalty.

The Club

March 4 - 10, 2016

Chile | 2015 | 98 minutes | Pablo Larrain

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Foreign Film
Acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility and organized religion takes place in a secluded house in a small seaside town where four former priests live in quiet exile until their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an fifth party.

The Wave

March 4 - 10, 2016

Norway | 2015 | 104 minutes | Roar Uthaug

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
This thrilling disaster film – whose impressive scope on a small budget lead director Roar Uthaug to a gig directing Hollywood's new Tomb Raider film – follows geologist Kristian Eikfjord, who discovers changes in the cliffs along the fjords near the resort town of Geiranger which could lead to a destructive tsunami. With less than 10 minutes to react, Kristian must save as many townspeople as possible – including his own family.

The Mask You Live In

March 10

USA | 2015 | 89 minutes | Jennifer Siebel Newsom

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Special screening and panel discussion presented by Wholehearted Masculine.
From the team behind Miss Representation comes a new film–and a new movement–which examines and questions America’s narrow definition of masculinity in order to illustrate how our society can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Embrace of the Serpent

March 11 - 24, 2016

Colombia | 2015 | 125 minutes | Ciro Guerra

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film
This blistering commentary on the ravages of colonialism, filmed in gorgeous black and white, is inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who, 40 years apart, traveled the Colombian Amazon with the help of a tribal shaman in search of the hard-to-find and sacred psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Nosferatu with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars

March 14

Germany | 1922 | 84 Minutes | F.W. Murnau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
For over a decade, Austin music ensemble The Invincible Czars have been crafting original silent film scores that combine rock and orchestral music. The group joins us for a special live performance accompanying F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu, in an original score that blends their unique sound with vocals, sampling, and elements of Bela Bartok's “Six Romanian Folk Dances”.

SFFSFF 2016

March 19 - 20, 2016

Mar 19 | Seattle Cinerama
Mar 20 Encore | SIFF Cinema Uptown
EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presents the eleventh annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a lineup of illuminating and unconventional films!