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The Assassin

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Taiwan | 2015 | 104 Minutes | Hou Hsiao-Hsien

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Nov 19
SIFF Film Center & SIFF Cinema Uptown | Nov 20–25

Legendary director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s awe-inspiring take on the traditional wuxia martial arts film, this visually ravishing epic follows a female assassin ordered to kill her former betrothed. Taiwan’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.


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USA | 2015 | 128 minutes | Tom McCarthy

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Acclaimed by critics as one of the year's best films, this riveting true story behind the Pulitzer Prize winning Boston Globe story is a tense, investigative thriller following the tenacious “Spotlight” reporters–Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Brian d’Arcy James–as they reveal the decades-long cover-up of abuses in the Catholic Church.

By the Sea

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USA | 2015 | 122 Minutes | Angelina Jolie-Pitt

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Exclusive Presentation
Angelina Jolie directs, writes, and co-stars with husband Brad Pitt in this heart-rending relationship drama, inspired by European cinema of the 60’s and 70’s, about a couple who are drifting apart and attempt to save their marriage by taking a vacation to a French seaside resort.

Heart of a Dog

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USA | 2015 | 75 minutes | Laurie Anderson

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Musician, artist, filmmaker and creative pioneer Laurie Anderson presents this wry, wondrous, and unforgettable cinematic essay. Using animation, home movies, and Anderson’s signature music, she explores the relationship between woman and dog, the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, post 9/11 surveillance culture, and the influence of inspiring thinkers–including her late husband, the great Lou Reed.


November 20 - 26, 2015

USA | 2015 | 93 minutes | David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
This stunning and infuriating indictment of the war on terror is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, following an informant on a mission to befriend a suspected jihadist.

The Martian

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USA | 2015 | 134 mins | Ridley Scott

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Master director Ridley Scott presents the story of Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who finds himself stranded and alone on the surface of Mars with only meager supplies. He must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.


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USA | 2015 | 133 mins | Ryan Coogler

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, heads to Philadelphia in hopes of training with the fierce rival who became his father’s closest friend: the legendary Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). This gripping and inspiring new chapter in the Rocky legend comes from the director and star of the acclaimed Fruitvale Station.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Smell-O-Vision

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USA | 1971 | 100 Minutes | Mel Stuart

SIFF Film Center | Interactive Event
Mmmmm...snozzberries! The family classic returns in SIFF's legendary "Smell-O-Vision," featuring fragrant and tasty treats from our free Wonkariffic goodie bags