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Altman: A Defining Director | Oct 17-23

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Harmontown | Oct 17-23

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Rudderless | Opens Oct 17

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Fishing Without Nets | Opens 17

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Recent Raves | Finding Fela | Oct 20

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Man with a Movie Camera with DJ James Whetzel | Oct 22

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French Cinema Now | Two Days, One Night | Oct 23

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Awake: the Life of Yogananda | Oct 24-30

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Recent Raves | Love is Strange | Oct 27

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French Cinema Now | The Last Diamond with Bérénice Bejo in attendance | Oct 28

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French Cinema Now | Jacky in the Kingdom of Women with Michel Hazanavicius in attendance | Oct 28

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French Cinema Now | Evening with Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo | Oct 29

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Midnight Adrenaline | The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Oct 31

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Director David Fincher (Se7en, The Social Network) brings Gillian Flynn's page-turning mystery to the big screen. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. As the clues to her disappearance begin to pile up, the evidence becomes more and more convincing...

Set in 2009, Somali fisherman Abdi (Abdikani Muktar) is attempting to smuggle his family out of the country towards a better life. But along the way he succumbs to the allure of the quick money to be made as a pirate. Winner of the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this empathetic hijacking drama is based on the award-winning short.

The directorial debut of actor and Emmy-winning screenwriter William H. Macy, Rudderless is a sensitive and surprising drama about a grieving father (Billy Crudup) who discovers the music left behind after his college-aged son's death, which encourages him to form a rock band with a talented young musician (Anton Yelchin).

In this warm-hearted documentary, based on the popular blog of the same name, we meet seven unique New York women, aged 62 to 95, whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit are challenging conventional ideas about beauty and our culture's increasing obsession with youth.

The new documentary from Ron Mann (Grass) is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman. With the late director himself acting as guide, Altman takes the audience on an expansive and revelatory road trip through the highs and lows of this uncompromising visionary in his life and career.

First Draft

October 20, 2014
SIFF Film Center

6:30

The First Draft screenplay series offers local screenwriters the opportunity to stage readings of their work using professional actors in front of a live audience, followed by feedback from industry insiders and audience members, alike. The script for Monday October 20 will be Lockout written by Nicholas Kocan.

Master documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks) looks at the life, music, and social and political impact of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who was immortalized in the Brodway hit "Fela!".

In 2001, future "Downton Abbey" creator Jullian Fellowes teamed up with Altman and writer/actor Bob Balaban for this witty and absorbing look at the British class system in the 1930s, wrapped in a whodunnit murder mystery. The top-notch cast includes Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Helen Mirren, Emily Watson, Clive Owens, and Kelly Macdonald.

Sometimes, getting fired results in amazing opportunities. In the case of Dan Harmon, his dismissal from the beloved TV series he created, "Community", resulted in him taking his fan-favorite podcast "Harmontown" on the road.