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National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

October 23 - 25, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | Carrie Cracknell

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece comes to life in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production that features one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama - and stars one of the greatest actresses from the National Theatre, Helen McCrory, previously seen in NT Live productions of Medea and The Last of the Haussmans, and in acclaimed roles on the shows "Penny Dreadful" and "Peaky Blinders".

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.
Note: Only the original cast version of this production will be screened, not the "reverse cast" alternate version.

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.

Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer

December 5 - 8, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 210 minutes | Kenneth Branagh

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh in John Osborne╩╝s modern classic that conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.

National Theatre Live: No Man's Land

December 15

2016 | 150 Minutes | Sean Mathias

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in this glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic. Presented LIVE from the stage of Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

National Theatre Live: War Horse

December 18 - 20, 2016

United Kingdom | 2013 | 180 Minutes | Nick Stafford

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encores
Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, the National's internationally acclaimed production of War Horse features the astonishing life-size puppets of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

February 2

United Kingdom | 2017 | 210 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Presentation
Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

February 16

2017 | 240 Minutes | Josie Rourke

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Joan of Arc: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke's electrifying new production of Bernard Shaw’s classic play. Presented LIVE from the stage of the Donmar Warehouse.

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

March 9

2017 | 210 Minutes | Ivo van Hove

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Live Broadcast
Ruth Wilson ("Luther," "The Affair") plays the title role in Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove's modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Presented LIVE from the stage of the National Theatre.