New Zealand | 2016 | 93 minutes | Taika Waititi
SIFF Cinema Uptown | through Aug 25
SIFF Film Center | Aug 26–28
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).
USA | 2016 | 92 minutes | Mike Birbiglia
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Sat Aug 13: Skype Q&A with Mike Birbiglia after 7:00PM show!
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of "This American Life" comes this critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.
USA | 2016 | 89 Minutes | Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Aug 25
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Aug 26
From the makers of This is the End and Superbad comes a raunchy, juvenile, and utterly hilarious R-Rated animated comedy about a little weenie who makes a big discovery.
France | 2015 | 84 minutes | Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
The Academy Award®-nominated makers of A Cat in Paris introduce this stylish, animated noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York, that introduces a remarkable new superhero: an 11-year-old boy who can leave his body as a ghostly apparition. Screens in new English language version, or the original French language with subtitles (8:00 shows only).
USA | 2016 | 98 minutes | Werner Herzog
SIFF Cinema Uptown
From legendary director Werner Herzog comes a beguiling philosophical exploration of how the internet and technology has changed humanity, chronicling the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches and featuring interviews with visionaries, scientists, hackers, and a group of forest dwellers recovering from "internet overdose".
USA | 2016 | 80 minutes | Richard Tanne
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.