SIFF Cinema

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 Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake shine in this seminal revenge film, based on the Graham Greene novel. After being paid off in marked bills, hit-man Raven (Ladd) vows vengeance on his two-faced boss, a nightclub promoter and fifth columnist. Raven soon meets the beautiful Ellen (Lake), a magician/chanteuse and fiancée of the pursuing police lieutenant—and that’s when things get complicated.

Dragon Inn

July 22 - 24, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown

3:00

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

Anthony Mann (T-Men, Raw Deal) made his directorial debut with this fast and snappy B potboiler set amid the neon lights of Times Square, in which a local general practitioner finds himself “halfway between the hot foot and the hot seat” after being framed for murder. Co-starring Jean Phillips, best known as Ginger Rogers’ stand-in.

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 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
In this eerie atmospheric thriller, Scott Henderson (Alan Curtis) leaves home after a fight with his wife and picks up a beautiful woman in a saloon, impulsively taking her to a musical revue. Returning home, he finds his wife murdered and the police skeptical of his alibi. If his loyal secretary can’t find the “phantom lady,” it’s curtains. One of the essential noir titles, produced by Hitchock protégé Joan Harrison.

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
Teenaged orphan Mary Gibson (Kim Hunter in her film debut) heads to Greenwich Village in search of her missing sister, a beloved businesswoman who has mysteriously disappeared. She encounters inexplicable occurrences and strange characters, all rendered in foreboding chiaroscuro by DP Nick Musuraca. A haunting film, filled with more dread than shocks, a signature element of producer Val Lewton’s oeuvre.

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.