SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
2015 Oscar Nomination: Best Actress. Marion Cotillard stars in this masterfully humanist film from the Dardenne brothers which follows a working-class mother who loses her job, but is given a fighting chance to get it back over the course of a single weekend.
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture and Original Song. From acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes the powerful and historic tale of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mon Jan 19, extra matinee screenings added in celebration of MLK Day!
2015 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Film Editing, Original Score, and Production Design. This nail-biting true-life thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist Alan Turing, who was hailed as a hero for cracking the elusive Enigma code during World War II, then later persecuted and sentenced for being gay.
This thrilling and illuminating new documentary takes an in-depth look at the early days of women’s liberation in all its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory, told by those who were on the front lines of the movement from 1966 to 1971.
Military Service Members and Veterans bring a date for free opening weekend! | This rousing, smart, and sweet romance follows Sam (Martin Starr), an army veteran recently returned to New York City, who begins an unlikely relationship with Amira (newcomer Dina Shihabi), an Iraqi immigrant staunchly suspicious of soldiers.
Designed for anyone curious about exploring this oft-misunderstood genre, this class offers an introductory survey of the pornographic film and the changing laws, technologies, social mores, and sexual cultures that inspired its historical development.
Film Center through Jan 15 | Uptown starting Jan 16 This utterly original genre mash-up of Spaghetti Western, vampire tale, and Iranian cinema uses gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and a pulsing soundtrack to tell the story of a lonely female bloodsucker living in the ghost town of Bad City. Independent Spirit Award nominee: Best First Feature.