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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 who triggers a manhunt when he escapes into the forest with his cantankerous new guardian (Sam Neill).

SIFF Cinema Uptown  | Exclusive Presentation
Film subject Steve Wise and directors Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker in person opening night! Animal rights lawyer Steven Wise embarks on an unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans, by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections.

SIFF Film Center | Czech That 2016 
Winner of seven Czech Lions including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, this emotional drama tells the story of a young Romani couple who are trying to provide a decent life for their child, but run up against the “Romani social trap” of societal and bureaucratic prejudice. As the debts pile up, the father considers committing a crime in order to help his family.