This year’s finest restored masterpieces, previously unseen work from iconic filmmakers, and unique film-music hybrid events.
Among our selection, we have two films from Ida Lupino; the domestic melodrama The Bigamist and the thriller The Hitch-Hiker. Join the staff of a scrappy Boston alt-weekly with Between the Lines, and zip along with Billy Wilder and James Cagney in the madcap 1961 satire One, Two, Three. Toy with espionage thriller conventions with Fritz Lang's Spies and camera technique with Mikhail Kalatozov's I Am Cuba. And check out our remixed, redone scores for Fantastic Planet and 1925's The Phantom of the Opera.
USA | 2018 | 46 minutes | Richard Lyford
This rediscovered 1938 Seattle-shot silent film tells of an apocalyptic future war that could devastate the planet.
USA | 1977 | 101 minutes | Joan Micklin Silver
An easygoing, exuberant dramedy from 1977 about a Boston-based underground newspaper battles a takeover by commercial forces.
France | 1973 | 72 minutes | Rene Laloux
The animated classic is presented by Seattle's own DJ NicFit, who parallels the film's themes with those of The Flaming Lips.
Mexico | 1946 | 99 minutes | Emilio Fernandez
Two of Mexico’s biggest stars, María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz, clash in this epic 1946 romance.
France | 1994 | 111 minutes | Gerard Corbiau
Castrati paid a high price for their wealth and fame. The greatest of them all is the subject of this opulent biopic.
Cuba | 1964 | 141 minutes | Mikhail Kalatozov
A newly restored pro-revolutionary Soviet cult classic about four Cubans suffering under Batista's dictatorship.
USA | 1961 | 110 minutes | Billy Wilder
James Cagney stars as a Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin in Billy Wilder’s uproarious Cold War satire.
Germany | 1928 | 150 minutes | Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang's silent thriller about the romance between a beautiful Russian spy and a headstrong British secret agent.
USA | 2018 | 117 minutes | Mark Cousins
One detail set the careers of Susan Hayward and Lena Horne on very different paths. This doc examines their parallel lives.
USA | 1953 | 80 minutes | Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino directs this newly restored, incendiary potboiler about a man desperately trying to maintain his double life.
USA | 1953 | 71 minutes | Ida Lupino
Two buddies on a fishing trip are hijacked by a nomadic killer who plans to murder them after they deliver him to safety.
USA | 1925 | 93 minutes | Rupert Julian
Indie band The Invincible Czars, who have provided music for SIFF screenings of Nosferatu and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, return to perform a live soundtrack to this gothic horror classic.