In Theaters

Viva Italia: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Italy | 1970 | 115 min. | Elio Petri

April 17, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Charismatic Gian Maria Volonte stars as a Roman Police Squad kingpin who thinks he can get away with murder, and even purposely leaves clues to see if his detectives can solve the case. Best Foreign Film Oscar.

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Dune: Part Two

USA | 166 min. | Denis Villeneuve

Now Playing - Apr 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on Dune: Part Two, the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel “Dune,” with an all-star ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and more.

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Civil War

USA | 2024 | 109 min. | Alex Garland

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

From filmmaker Alex Garland comes a journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

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Wicked Little Letters

United Kingdom | 2023 | 102 min. | Thea Sharrock

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.

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The Films of Edward Yang: A Confucian Confusion

Taiwan | 1994 | 125 min. | Edward Yang

Now Playing - Apr 18, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

After firing a colleague, the head of a PR company begins to question her lifestyle and values. New 4K restoration.

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The Films of Edward Yang: Taipei Story

Taiwan | 1985 | 110 min. | Edward Yang

Now Playing - Apr 18, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A former national Little League team player finds solace by hanging out with hedonistic youths. New 4K restoration.

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Problemista

USA | 2023 | 104 min. | Julio Torres

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

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Love Lies Bleeding

USA | 2024 | 104 min. | Rose Glass

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.

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Viva Italia! The Passion of Italian Cinema

February 28–April 24

See life as a human comedy, embrace beauty, feel deeply, pursue the sweet life with Italian gusto. Festa Italiana and Greg Olson Productions present a series of nine films that illuminate the golden age of 1960s-1970s Italian cinema. When traditional ways of thinking and behaving were challenged by liberated philosophical, political, social and sexual views and mores.

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Sasquatch Sunset

USA | 2024 | 89 min. | Nathan Zellner, David Zellner

Opens April 18, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches—possibly the last of their enigmatic kind—embark on an absurdist, epic, hilarious, and ultimately poignant journey over the course of one year. 

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50 Years of SIFF: At the End of the Tunnel

Spain | 2016 | 120 min. | Rodrigo Grande

Opens April 19, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Wheelchair user and computer geek Joaquin is thrust into a dangerous game of survival, double-cross, and redemption when he discovers his new neighbors, including a single mother whom he has feelings for, are planning a bank heist by tunneling under his home. Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Golden Space Needle Audience Award: Best Film and Best Director.

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50 Years of SIFF: Sorry to Bother You

USA | 2018 | 112 min. | Boots Riley

Opens April 19, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Seattle International Film Festival 2018 selection.

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Chicken For Linda!

France | 2023 | 76 min. | Chiara Malta, Sébastien Laudenbach

Opens April 19, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Directors Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands) unleash a unique visual marvel of hand-painted animation with bright, color-blocked characters, and a story that is an intoxicating blend of slapstick comedy, musical, and family drama, as Paulette and Nina ultimately confront the grief of an unspoken tragedy, and the meal that could finally bring them closer together.

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50 Years of SIFF: Cure

Japan | 1997 | 112 min. | Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Opens April 20, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In a city plagued by unexplainable murders, detective Kenichi uncovers a disturbing pattern, leading him into a chilling battle with a manipulative and mysterious adversary. Seattle International Film Festival 2001 selection, with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa highlighted at the Festival as an Emerging Master.

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50 Years of SIFF: Gas Food Lodging

USA | 1992 | 101 min. | Allison Anders

Opens April 20, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In a New Mexico town, a single mother and her daughters navigate love and identity amidst dusty trailer parks and fleeting romances. Seattle International Film Festival 1992 selection.

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50 Years of SIFF: The Whole Wide World

USA | 1996 | 111 min. | Dan Ireland

Opens April 20, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In 1930s Texas, schoolteacher and aspiring author Novalyne meets Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer later famed for books including “Conan the Barbarian.” The true story of a turbulent courtship and cultural moment resonates in Dan Ireland’s classic romance. Seattle International Film Festival 1996 Opening Night selection and New American Cinema Competition Grand Jury Prize winner. Director Dan Ireland was a co-founder of SIFF.

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50 Years of SIFF: To Die For

USA | 1995 | 106 min. | Gus Van Sant

Opens April 20, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A chilling tale of ambition gone awry, a small-town woman stops at nothing to achieve her dreams of fame, leading to deception, manipulation, and ultimately, deadly consequences. Seattle International Film Festival 1995 Golden Space Needle Audience Award: Best Actress.

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Dancing with the Dead: Red Pine and the Art of Translation

USA | 2023 | 84 min. | Ward Serrill

April 21, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A master of ancient Chinese poetry and search for lost tradition. Red Pine’s quest to find hermit sages reignited a movement in China to seek enlightenment through poetry and solitude.

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Reel Black: Kirikou and the Sorceress

1998 | 74 min. | Michel Ocelot

April 21, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Kirikou, an unusual little boy, must search the wisdom of the forbidden mountain in order to save his village from a spell cast by the evil sorceress Karaba.

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50 Years of SIFF: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Japan | 1989 | 102 min. | Hayao Miyazaki

Opens April 22, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In this anime feature, 13-year-old Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village's tradition for witches in training. After learning to control her broomstick, Kiki sets up a flying courier service and soon becomes a fixture in the community. But when the insecure young witch begins questioning herself and loses her magic abilities, she must overcome her self-doubt to get her powers back. Seattle International Film Festival 1998 selection.

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The Uncertain Detective: Episode 3 and 4

USA | 2024 | 90 min. | Gregg Lachow

April 22, 2024

SIFF Film Center

Episodes 3 and 4 from the hit serial, followed by a Q&A with director Gregg Lachow.

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CLASSIFIED CINEMA

91 min.

Opens April 23, 2024

SIFF Film Center

Immaculately curated films kept top secret until they hit the screen. Still free, always fun, never pretentious.

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Mountains on Stage - Summer Edition 2024

France | 210 min.

April 23, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Mountains on Stage aims to bring the mountains to the city and to share all the beauty of mountain sports!

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Be Bold Now Seattle 2024

USA | 2024

April 24, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

An evening full of compelling conversations with courageous changemakers using their bold voices to invest in the future of women and girls.

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Viva Italia: La Grande Belleza

Italy | 2013 | 115 min. | Paolo Sorrentino

April 24, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Overflowing with the sensual pleasures of Rome, this enchanting film could be called ROMA in homage to the realm of Maestro Federico Fellini's cinematic art, he who called Rome "the Internal City" of soul-searching.

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50 Years of SIFF: Corn Island

Georgia | 2014 | 100 min. | George Ovashvili

Opens April 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A farmer and his teenage granddaughter sow corn on a no-man’s land island that forms in the Inguri River each spring in this powerful and award-winning life-and-death fable reminiscent of master filmmakers Bresson, Tarkovsky, and Malick with a hint of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Seattle International Film Festival 2015 selection. One of Senior Programmer Maryna Ajaja's favorites.

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Challengers

USA | 2023 | 131 min. | Luca Guadagnino

Opens April 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

Tennis player turned coach Tashi (Zendaya) has taken her husband, Art (Mike Faist), and transformed him into a world-famous grand slam champion. To jolt him out of his recent losing streak, she makes him play a “Challenger” event—close to the lowest level of pro tournament—where he finds himself standing across the net from his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend (Josh O’Connor).

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NFFTY 2024

USA | various | Various

Opens April 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The 17th National Film Festival for Talented Youth, showcasing the best short films from filmmakers 24 and younger.

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50 Years of SIFF: The Headless Woman

Argentina | 2008 | 87 min. | Lucrecia Martel

Opens April 26, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

An affluent dentist hits something in the road but neither she nor her friends report the incident. When evidence emerges that she may have killed someone, the men in her life protect her secret. An elliptical psychological drama about guilt, responsibility, and self-deception. Seattle International Film Festival 2009 selection, with director Lucretia Martel highlighted at the Festival as an Emerging Master.

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PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest

USA | 2021 | 71 min. | Nancy Svendsen

Opens April 26, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Transcending cultural barriers and consistently going against the grain, female Nepali climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa attempted to summit Everest four times in the early nineties. Includes post-film Q&As with special guests, including Pasang's niece, Mingma Sherpa, and President of the Northwest Sherpa Association, Jangbu Sherpa.

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Stop Making Sense

USA | 1984 | 88 min. | Jonathan Demme

April 27, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The greatest concert film of all time brings to the screen Talking Heads at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison, alongside an ecstatic ensemble of supporting musicians. Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) captures the band at their exhilarating best, in this new and complete restoration for the film's 40th anniversary. New 4k restoration, back by popular demand.

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Nostalghia

Russia | 1983 | 125 min. | Andrei Tarkovsky

Opens April 29, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Andrei Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. The first feature he made outside of Russia, newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative, Nostalghia is a mystical and mysterious collision of East and West, shot with the tactile beauty that only Tarkovsky can provide.

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Seattle Film Society - Locals Only

April 30, 2024

SIFF Film Center

Locals Only is a theatrical presentation of short films from Seattle-area independent filmmakers.

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Movie Club: Leave Her to Heaven

USA | 1945 | 110 min. | John M. Stahl

May 2, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A whirlwind romance turns deadly storm in this Technicolor melodrama starring a luminous Gene Tierney. Selected and introduced by SIFF Office Manager (and Ellen apologist) Caroline Beston.

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Eno - Live Documentary Screening

USA | 2024 | 90 min. | Gary Hustwit

May 5, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

The Seattle Premiere of “Eno” – A Live Performance Screening.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

USA | 2024 | George Miller

Opens May 24, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

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Guy Friends

USA | 2024 | 84 min. | Jonathan Smith

Opens May 31, 2024

SIFF Film Center

When Jaime, a self-described "guy's girl," and her boyfriend break up, all of her guy friends simultaneously profess their secret, undying love for her.

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Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger

2023 | David Bickerstaff

Opens June 1, 2024

SIFF Film Center

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

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National Theatre Live: Nye

2024 | 160 min. | Rufus Norris

Opens June 8, 2024

SIFF Film Center

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state.

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Reel Black: Neptune Frost

Rwanda | 2021 | 105 min. | Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman

June 23, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In a cybernetic rebellion, love sparks against technological chains, forging an Afrofuturistic odyssey.

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Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma

2024 | 150 min. | Simon Godwin

Opens July 13, 2024

SIFF Film Center

Directed by Simon Godwin, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C, Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma will be filmed live at a custom-built theatre space at Dock X in London, giving audiences the chance to be even closer to the action.

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BFDI & Inanimate Insanity 2024 Tour

60 min.

July 14, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Experience a live premiere of a new BFDI and Inanimate Insanity episode - followed by a Q&A with the series creators!

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Reel Black: The Brother from Another Planet

USA | 1984 | 108 min. | John Sayles

July 21, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

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Reel Black: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

USA | 1971 | 97 min. | Melvin Van Peebles

August 25, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A Revolutionary outsider challenges norms in a gritty quest for justice, passion, and empowerment in this influential 1971 cinematic milestone.

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Reel Black: Soul (2020)

USA | 2020 | 100 min. | Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

September 22, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Journey with a music teacher's Soul, exploring life's mysteries through humor, heart, and an extraordinary symphony of emotions.

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Reel Black: The People Under the Stairs

USA | 1991 | 102 min. | Wes Craven

October 27, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

In a sinister mansion, a family stumbles upon a dark secret beneath the stairs, unveiling a twisted realm of horror and oppression.

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Reel Black: A Wrinkle in Time

USA | 2018 | 109 min. | Ava DuVernay

November 17, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Guided by celestial beings, a girl battles darkness to find her father in a visually stunning 2018 adventure of love and self-discovery.

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