SIFF Cinema

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.

SIFF Cinema Uptown 
From legendary director Werner Herzog comes a beguiling philosophical exploration of how the internet and technology has changed humanity, chronicling the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches and featuring interviews with visionaries, scientists, hackers, and a group of forest dwellers recovering from "internet overdose".

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Exclusive Presentation
Sat Aug 13: Skype Q&A with Mike Birbiglia after 7:00PM show!
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of "This American Life" comes this critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Aug 25
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Aug 26

From the makers of This is the End and Superbad comes a raunchy, juvenile, and utterly hilarious R-Rated animated comedy about a little weenie who makes a big discovery. 

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
"If you prick us, do we not bleed?” Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, "Game of Thrones") provides an enigmatic, must-see performance as Shylock in this inspired production of Shakespeare's iconic story of the battle between greed and love. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Visiting Program
Seattle Premiere with Local Filmmaker Q&A! 
In the summer of 1969, two best friends leave their small Michigan hometown on one final adventure: a 1,300 mile bike ride around the gargantuan Lake Superior. With only rusted old, two-speed Schwinn bicycles and limited preparation, they face hunger, exhaustion, and the kind of people in the world who never wanted to be found.