Recent Raves Mondays
Don't miss these special Monday night encore screenings of acclaimed features that may not have played at SIFF Cinema when they were first released, but that certainly should not be missed.
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Director Paul Thomas Anderson adapts the classic comedic novel, with Joaquin Phoenix leading a stunning cast as private eye Doc Sportello, in a mystery that is part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—and all Thomas Pynchon. Presented in the same format as the film was shot: on gorgeous 35mm film!
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film | This timely political drama from world cinema master Abderrahmane Sissako takes place near the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, where a proud cattle herder's family finds their peaceful lives upended by a regime of terror imposed by the ruling Jihadists. After the film, join us for the announcement of the SIFF 2015 African Pictures program.
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old son with ADHD. The peculiar new neighbor across the street offers her help, and together they find a new sense of balance in this impressive drama about adolescence and mothers from director Xavier Dolan.
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Film | This stunning and gripping drama from modern Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena), is the story of an auto repair shop owner in a small fishing village whose home is threatened by a corrupt politician, leading to a dispute that reaps unimaginable consequences.
Academy Award Nominee: Best Animated Feature | This enthralling, breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn animated fantasy from the creators of The Secret of Kells is based on the Irish legend of the last of the sea-children, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past.