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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From writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy & Lucy, Meek's Cutoff) comes this tense and moody thriller about two Oregon-based environmental activists (Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning) who team up with a destructive ex-Marine (Peter Sarsgaard) to plot the bombing of a hydroelectric dam.
Based on the book by James Franco, writer-director Gia Coppola provides an unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction. Emma Roberts stars as a shy, sensitive teen who is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on a sweet stoner classmate. Meanwhile, the recklessness of her party-hungry friends starts to spiral into chaos.
Documentary master Steve James recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. From his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America, Ebert's story is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.
Comic powerhouse Jenny Slate stars as Donna, a 27-year-old Brooklynite who finds herself having a drunken hook-up after she is dumped and fired in quick succession. But an unexpected consequence throws her life into turmoil, which our heroine handles with a swirl of biting wit, raw honesty, and sweet romance.