SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Film Editing, Original Score, and Production Design. This nail-biting true-life thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist Alan Turing, who was hailed as a hero for cracking the elusive Enigma code during World War II, then later persecuted and sentenced for being gay.
2015 Oscar Nomination: Best Actress. Marion Cotillard stars in this masterfully humanist film from the Dardenne brothers which follows a working-class mother who loses her job, but is given a fighting chance to get it back over the course of a single weekend.
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture and Original Song. From acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes the powerful and historic tale of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mon Jan 19, extra matinee screenings added in celebration of MLK Day!
In the late fifties, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were four teenagers with no formal training and no ability to read or write music who decided to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history-and the world-forever. Tracing the birth of the Beatles from their days as the Quarrymen to their first visit to EMI Studios, this multi-media presentation travels from Liverpool to Hamburg, then into the studio for the band's initial recording sessions, including "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me", "She Loves You", and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".
Military Service Members and Veterans bring a date for free opening weekend! | This rousing, smart, and sweet romance follows Sam (Martin Starr), an army veteran recently returned to New York City, who begins an unlikely relationship with Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), an Iraqi immigrant staunchly suspicious of soldiers.
This thrilling and illuminating new documentary takes an in-depth look at the early days of women’s liberation in all its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory, told by those who were on the front lines of the movement from 1966 to 1971.
3 Hour Expanded Edition! The 1966 album "Revolver" launched a period of studio experimentation for the Beatles that coincided with the end of their concert performances. With memorable songs, such as "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", and "Tomorrow Never Knows", the Beatles pushed popular music to a place it had never been. This deconstruction explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into producing this landmark piece of music history.
Film Center through Jan 15 | Uptown starting Jan 16 This utterly original genre mash-up of Spaghetti Western, vampire tale, and Iranian cinema uses gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and a pulsing soundtrack to tell the story of a lonely female bloodsucker living in the ghost town of Bad City. Independent Spirit Award nominee: Best First Feature.
This vintage camp drug scare film (which later became an off-Broadway musical) warns that "killer weed" is more dangerous than any other drug, and shows how dopers lure children into an enslavement of dancing and piano playing. Horror of horrors! Preceded by a selection of vintage trailers and cartoons.