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Celebrate great new films and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dancing with other cinephiles at our Galas, Parties, and Events throughout the Festival!

Bound: Africans versus African Americans

2014 Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision

USA | 2014 | 90 minutes

Controversial and illuminating, this documentary from Kenyan-born Peres Owino uses testimonials to expose the seldom-discussed ways that Africans and African Americans view each other, and looks at the cultures’ shared history to foster mutual understanding. With director Peres Oswino and producers Tene Carter and Isaiah Washington in attendance!

Dear White People

2014 Youth Jury Award Prize for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize

USA | 2014 | 108 minutes

A witty and whip-smart satire about being a black face in a (mostly) white place, Dear White People centers on biracial campus DJ and resident advisor Samantha and her fellow African-American students at the prestigious Winchester University.

Keep On Keepin’ On

2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Documentary

USA | 2014 | 84 minutes

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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This tribute to jazz legend Clark Terry, who taught Quincy Jones and Miles Davis, shows his passionate commitment to mentorship. Now in his 90s, Terry helps blind pianist Justin Kauflin (today a prodigious working artist) realize his dream.

Life Feels Good

2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Actor (Dawid Ogrodnik)

Poland | 2013 | 107 minutes

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 14.
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Heartbreaking and humorous, Life Feels Good has thrilled international audiences with virtuosic acting from Dawid Ogrodnik as Mateusz, a romantic, good-natured man with cerebral palsy who yearns to be understood by his family and friends. Based on a true story, this award-winning film is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit.

Marmato

SIFF 2014 Best Documentary: Grand Jury Prize

Colombia | 2014 | 87 minutes

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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Underneath the Colombian village of Marmato lies one of the world’s biggest gold reserves, and the local men risk their lives every day to mine for it. Marmato is a documentary about the foreign investment that caused this corporate gold rush and the individuals who must fight to maintain their way of life.

Red Knot

SIFF 2014 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize

USA | 2014 | 82 minutes

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 12.
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A beautifully shot meditation on love and loss, New York couple Peter and Chloe fall into marital crisis while on a research vessel en route to Antarctica.

10,000KM

SIFF 2014 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

Spain | 2014 | 99 minutes

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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Is long distance the wrong distance? Even the most passionate relationships can succumb to the stress of physical separation. The steamy bond between Alex (Natalia Tena, "Game of Thrones") and Sergio (David Verdaguer) is enacted through video-chats, texts, status updates and phone calls, as Alex leaves Barcelona for LA.

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