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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 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.

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.

Visiting Program | SIFF Cinema Uptown
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend where teams write, shoot, and edit a film in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They also get a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in - and teams celebrate. This is their premiere 2016 screening!

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Wardrobe mistress Edith Head has a field day dressing up a colorful cast, including Mary Astor as the owner of the Purple Sage casino, home to lowlife gamblers, duplicitous deputies, and rebellious kin, in this smoldering love triangle set against the Technicolor glory of the Nevada desert. Noir City curator Eddie Muller describes it as “the gayest movie ever produced in Hollywood’s golden era.”

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
Barbara Stanwyck (an Oscar nominee) plays a rich, invalid heiress who overhears a murder plot through the crossed wires of her bedside telephone. Based on a hugely popular radio play, author Lucille Flethcer expands her original story to feature length, and producer Hal Wallis pulls out all the stops creating a dense, complex masterwork of cinematic suspense.