SIFF Cinema

SIFF Cinema Uptown | through July 28
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Starting July 29

The iconic diva-nistas from the hit BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous" are back in a new comic adventure oozing with glitz, glamour, and gin – lots and lots of gin – as Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) unleash a media storm that them fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super rich: the French Riviera.

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This charming adventure from director Michel Gondry (Mood Indigo, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is a wildly inventive and sweetly comic celebration of friendship that follows two teenage misfits—Microbe, an artist, and Gasoline, a mechanic—on an unconventional road trip through the French countryside in a homemade house on wheels. Co-staring Audrey Tautou.

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From acclaimed French filmmaker Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Gemma Bovery) comes this deeply moving drama set in Poland at the end of World War II, where a young French Red Cross doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns facing an unprecedented crisis of faith as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

SIFF Cinema Uptown
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 (breakout star Julian Dennison) who triggers a manhunt when he escapes into the forest with his cantankerous new guardian (Sam Neill).

SIFF Film Center | Only $5.00, Free for SIFF Members*
Filmmaker Ned Thanhouser recounts the story of the independent film studio co-founded in 1909 by his grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, which produced an astonishing number of innovative, groundbreaking pictures before closing their doors – and burning the negatives! Ned has spent years tracking down lost Thanhouser films, and joins us in person for a Q&A as well as screening some of the films he has uncovered.

Train to Busan

July 29 - August 4, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown

4:20 9:10

SIFF Cinema Uptown
Snowpiercer meets World War Z in this harrowing zombie horror-thriller from South Korea that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes... or so everyone hopes.

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Weekend Engagement
This wryly comic Australian road movie stars Michael Caton (The Castle) as a laconic, 70-year-old taxi driver who, after discovering he has terminal cancer, embarks on an eye-opening journey across the Outback in search of a pioneering death-with-dignity physician (Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom). Along the way he picks up a few fares, who teach him that before you can end your life, you have to live it.