SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
Gotta dance! This visual buffet features some of the greatest dance sequences ever committed to film including Gene Kelly's iconic title dance, Donald O’Connor's non-stop pratfalls, Debbie Reynolds' perky performance, and—vavoom—Cyd Charisse steaming up the room druing the stunning "Broadway Melody".
Wally Pfister, the longtime cinematographer for Christopher Nolan, steps into the director's chair with this mind-bending SciFi thriller about an Artificial Intelligence expert (Johnny Depp) who creates a sentient computer that combines all known intelligence with the full range of human emotions–and which will lead to his transcendence.
The latest cinematic treat from director Wes Anderson, which opened the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews, is a delightful and dapper comedy that follows the exploits of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), the beloved concierge at the famous Grand Budapest Hotel, and lobby boy Zero Moustafa, his most trusted companion.
Director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) first burst on the scene with this bright, off-beat tale of an unconventional ballroom dancer who partners with a clueless beginner in an attempt to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, "there are no new steps!"
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of a 1930s murder mystery that is as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself, a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.
In this beloved, music-tinged romance, teenager Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey), on vacation with her family at a Catskills resort, catches the eye of Johnny (Patrick Swyaze), the bad-boy dance instructor. They begin private lessons, have the time of their life, and show everyone how to do the lift during a sizzling talent show finale, proving that nobody puts Baby in a corner.
The sequel that knows no equal, Step Up 2: The Streets features jaw-dropping dance sequences, a crazy visual style, and a plot that…oh, who cares! Just bring on the 410 crew, turn on the rain machine, and watch out for that Channing Tatum cameo!
This 1980 musical fantasy may have been a notorious bomb when released, but it has grown into a beloved cult classic thanks to an amazing soundtrack by Olivia Newton-John and E.L.O., choreography by Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing), the mere presence of Gene Kelly, and a campy roller-skating finale that is resplendently insane.
When a local community center is threatened with demolition, the Breakin' crew of Kelly, Ozone, and Turbo must face off against a new threat—the Electro Rockers—in a series of exuberant, near-surreal dance sequences. Plus, watch for a young Ice T doing his thing during the big showdown.