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Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation.”

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
A festival favorite of 2016, Julia Ducournau's debut feature has been celebrated for its brutal, confident, and captivating vision of Cronenberg-esque body horror.

 

SIFF Film Center | The Films of Douglas Sirk
After almost dying in a boating accident, playboy Bob Merrick (a young Rock Hudson) is miraculously saved by his town’s only resuscitator – yet as a result, the kindly Dr. Phillips dies from a heart attack while waiting across town for the machine. When his recklessness affects the Phillips family a second time, Bob becomes inextricably entangled with the newly widowed Helen (Academy Award nominated Jane Wyman) and looks for redemption through altruism and love. Filmed in Technicolor, Magnificent Obsession exhibits the style Sirk would come to refine and perfect throughout the latter park of his career.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event!
Adapted from George Orwell's classic dystopian novel by writer-director Michael Radford, 1984 stars John Hurt as Winston Smith, a drone in a totalitarian state where everything is overseen by Big Brother. Longing for personal freedom, he embarks on an affair with rebel sensualist, Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), and then must be "re-educated by the Thought Police headed by a powerful tool of the state, played by Richard Burton.

A portion of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to ACLU of Washington.