New Zealand | 2016 | 93 minutes | Taika Waititi
SIFF Cinema Uptown
The latest from New Zealand director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is a heartwarming adventure comedy about a "bad egg" foster kid (breakout star Julian Dennison) who triggers a manhunt when he escapes into the forest with his cantankerous new guardian (Sam Neill).
United Kingdom | 2016 | 90 Minutes | Mandie Fletcher
SIFF Cinema Uptown | through July 28
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Starting July 29
The iconic diva-nistas from the hit BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous" are back in a new comic adventure oozing with glitz, glamour, and gin – lots and lots of gin – as Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) unleash a media storm that them fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super rich: the French Riviera.
France | 2016 | 115 minutes | Anne Fontaine
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
From acclaimed French filmmaker Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Gemma Bovery) comes this deeply moving drama set in Poland at the end of World War II, where a young French Red Cross doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns facing an unprecedented crisis of faith as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.
France | 2015 | 105 minutes | Michel Gondry
SIFF Cinema Uptown | One Week Only Exclusive Engagement
This charming adventure from director Michel Gondry (Mood Indigo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is a wildly inventive and sweetly comic celebration of friendship that follows two teenage misfits—Microbe, an artist, and Gasoline, a mechanic—on an unconventional road trip through the French countryside in a homemade house on wheels. Co-staring Audrey Tautou.
Australia | 2015 | 123 minutes | Jeremy Sims
SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Weekend Engagement
This wryly comic Australian road movie stars Michael Caton (The Castle) as a laconic, 70-year-old taxi driver who, after discovering he has terminal cancer, embarks on an eye-opening journey across the Outback in search of a pioneering death-with-dignity physician (Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom). Along the way he picks up a few fares, who teach him that before you can end your life, you have to live it.
South Korea | 2016 | 118 Minutes | Sang-Ho Yeon
SIFF Cinema Uptown
Snowpiercer meets World War Z in this harrowing zombie horror-thriller from South Korea that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes... or so everyone hopes.
July 30, 2016
USA | 2014 | 120 Minutes | Ned Thanhauser
SIFF Film Center | Only $5.00, Free for SIFF Members*
Filmmaker Ned Thanhouser recounts the story of the independent film studio co-founded in 1909 by his grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, which produced an astonishing number of innovative, groundbreaking pictures before closing their doors – and burning the negatives! Ned has spent years tracking down lost Thanhouser films, and joins us in person for a Q&A as well as screening some of the films he has uncovered.