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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
Mother knows best in this Max Ophüls-directed melodrama about the lengths one woman will go to in order to protect her daughter from a scheming blackmailer (James Mason)—and how she scrambles to hide the truth from both her family and the police. Based on Elizabeth Saxnay Holding’s novel "The Blank Wall", this is one of the best “domestic thrillers” ever made.

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
This poignant tale of love and marriage is almost a breakneck thriller, as a dissatisfied wife (Ann Sheridan) hunts down her husband-in-hiding after he witnesses a gangland murder. Orson Welles protégé Norman Foster draws evocative performances from the entire cast, including San Francisco itself, in its mid-20th century blue-collar glory. Restored 35mm print courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation.