SIFF Cinema

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
A compelling, chronicle of the life, work, and political activism of trailblazing writer and producer Norman Lear, who brought prime time into the modern era in the 1970s through a string of influential shows: "All in the Family," "Good Times," "Maude," "The Jeffersons," "Sanford and Son," and more.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | through Thu July 21
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Fri July 22

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 | July 21-28 and SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Starting July 29
Iconic diva-nistas Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) return for a new comic adventure oozing with glitz, glamour, and gin – lots and lots of gin!
July 21, 7:00: See the film first and win prizes for the most fabulous outfit, check out our sparking alcoholic drink specials, and puff along with free (candy) cigarettes!

SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
A young Israeli ultra-Orthodox man experiences a crisis of faith in this formally daring, Kafkaesque black-and-white psychological drama that draws on the cinematic style of early David Lynch mixed with the nightmarishness of spirituality’s darker side found in Aronofsky's π.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
In this noir classic, milquetoast cashier Christopher Cross (Edward G. Robinson) becomes an accidental hero when he rescues young Kitty March (Joan Bennett), from a would-be attacker. The sap doesn’t realize he’s stumbled upon a dust-up between a hooker and her pimp (Dan Duryea) and before long the devious duo is playing him for a prize chump. It can only end in tragedy.

SIFF Cinema Uptown | New Restoration
In King Hu’s grandest work, a fugitive noblewoman at risk of being captured and executed, hides in a small village and then must escape into the wilderness with a shy scholar and two aides. There, the quartet face a massive group of fighters and are joined by a band of Buddhist monks surprisingly skilled in the art of battle.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
One of Joseph H. Lewis’ breakthrough B films, My Name is Julia Ross tells the story of a young woman (Nina Foch) who takes a job as a live-in assistant for an older woman and her suspicious son Ralph (George Macready). Before she knows what’s happening, Julia is trapped in a lonely mansion being persuaded that she is Ralph’s (late) wife. A “woman in jeopardy” classic.

Dragon Inn

July 22 - 24, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown

6:30

SIFF Cinema Uptown | New Restoration
One of the most influential and magnificent Chinese wuxia films of all time returns is a dazzling new widescreen restoration. Director King Hu's 1967 classic follows a mysterious band of strangers who gather at the remote Dragon Gate Inn, where paths (and swords) cross in a stunning display of stylized action.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Ex-con private eye Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) arrives in New York City after serving two years in the joint, having been framed for the murder of his former partner. When ghosts from the past turn up, he enlists the aid of his new tart-tongued secretary (Lucille Ball) to help him track down the true culprit. Both a definitive example of the genre, and an often humorous send-up.

Beta Test

July 22 - 24, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown

9:00

SIFF Cinema Uptown
A champion gamer (Larenz Tate) discovers that events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist (Manu Bennett) to unravel a conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city. This Seattle-made indie thriller is filled with heart-pounding action and a jaw dropping finale filmed inside of Seattle City Hall.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
“One led men to love; the other drove them to kill!” When the nice half of a pair of comely identical twins (both played by Bonita Granville) winds up dead, two roommates suspect each other of the crime in this gritty, brain-teasing thriller based on a short story by noir’s most prolific scribe, Cornell Woolrich. Presented in a restored 35mm print funded by the Film Noir Foundation.