SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
Sing along with Disney's Academy Award winning and beloved girl-powerful musical, complete with subtitles and free inflatable Princess wands. Co-presented by Seattle Women's Chorus.
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!
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.
3 Hour Expanded Edition! In the history of popular music, there is "Before Sgt. Pepper" and "After Sgt. Pepper". This deconstruction looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music, and using rare and unreleased recordings to take you through the construction of songs from take one to the final version. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at the Beatles' innovation in the studio, and have a newfound appreciation for the writing of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison and even the drumming of Ringo Starr!
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.
SIFF FutureWave presents Open Screening for filmmakers aged 24 and under. Bring a film or come and watch the new films in SIFF's remodeled Classroom Cinema. Free for everyone. Films will be presented first-come, first-screened.
50th Anniversary 4K restoration! One of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time, The Beatles' classic reinvention of the movie musical returns to the big screen in a stunning new restoration featuring a surround sound mix.
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.
3 Hour Expanded Edition! Released in 1968, "The Beatles" (aka, The White Album) contained thirty songs spanning almost every style of music -- from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included a lengthy trip to India and the arrival of Yoko Ono. This deconstruction traces the stories and studio techniques behind the creation of some of the Beatles' most memorable songs from demo to final version, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Revolution", and "Hey Jude", the band's most successful single.
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.
Don't dream it, be it! Join us for the ultimate midnight movie experience filled with camp, horror, sex, music, audience participation, and general insanity. With live shadow casting by Vicarious Theatre Company and interactive prop bags available for purchase.