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Great performances from The National Theatre in London and The Royal Shakespeare Company stunningly captured in high-definition before a live audience and presented on the big screen. Plus other fine arts programming.

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David Bowie is

United Kingdom | 2014 | 100 Minutes

This one-time-only theatrical event captures the closing night of the most successful exhibition in the history of London's Victoria & Albert Museum–a stunning retrospective of the extraordinary life and career of pop music legend David Bowie.

September 23
SIFF Cinema Uptown

My America

USA | 2014 | 78 Minutes

Filmmaker Hal Hartley adapts 21 different monologues by some of the nation’s most exciting playwrights–including Neil LaBute, Danny Hoch, Dan Dietz, and Marcus Gardley–in an unique staged performance. Ranging from the sad to the hilarious, from the angry to the tentatively celebratory, together they from a portrait of the American psyche.

September 24
SIFF Cinema Uptown

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

United Kingdom | 2014 | 180 Minutes with intermission

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire returns with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby  as Stella.

October 3
SIFF Cinema Uptown

NT Live: Medea

United Kingdom | 2014 | 90 Minutes

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy. Under the direction of Carrie Cracknell, this new adaptation “quakes with female rage and powerlessness” (The Observer), and features music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

October 10
SIFF Film Center

RSC Live: Two Gentleman of Verona

United Kingdom | 2014

For the first time in 45 years, Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in a lively, modern version filled with music and color. This wry comment on friendship and love takes us from the controlled world of Italian high-society into the wildness of the forest where, it seems, anything can happen.

October 11
SIFF Film Center

NT Live: Frankenstein

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min

Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's "Sherlock," 12 Years a Slave) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

October 31
SIFF Cinema Uptown

NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min

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.

October 31
SIFF Cinema Uptown

NT Live: Skylight

United Kingdom | 2014 | 135 Minutes

Special Week-Long NT Live Engagement! Returning to the National Theatre after last year’s sell-out hit "The Audience", Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry presents this new production of the Olivier Award-winning play featuring stars Bill Nighy and star Carey Mulligan.

November 7
SIFF Cinema Uptown