Open Caption Screenings

SIFF is excited to bring more open caption screenings to better welcome deaf and hard of hearing audiences, as well as anyone who benefits from viewing captions. On this page, you'll find a list of films that will be presented with open captions.

During the Seattle International Film Festival (May 9-19, 2024), second screenings will be presented with open captions when available. For a full list, check this page once the lineup has been announced on April 17.

During non-Festival dates (May 9-19), Tuesday and Sunday screenings will be presented with open captions when available (listed here).


Open captioning is when the dialogue and sounds of a film are written as text that is overlaid on the film image for anyone in the audience to see. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore.

We understand that open captions can be distracting for those who are not accustomed to using them, but in the spirit of making SIFF accessible for all cinephiles we appreciate your consideration for those who need open captions.


All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues will remain equipped with Assistive Listening devices on days when open captioning is not offered. Check-in with the Cinema or Festival Venue Manager to locate the devices at your venue.

All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues are equipped with Closed Captioning and Descriptive Listening devices, but services may vary per film. Call 206-464-5830 or email for more information.


USA | 2024 | 109 min. | Pamela Adlon

May 24 - June 14, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Pamela Adlon directs this hysterical, no-holds-barred comedy about a woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand.

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I Saw the TV Glow

USA | 2024 | 100 min. | Jane Schoenbrun

May 24 - June 20, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

An eerie slice of reality-f**king cinema, as two lonely suburbanites find solace and obsession in a late-night TV show.

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USA | 2024 | 97 min. | Josh Margolin

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

June Squibb stars as a woman who gets scammed out of $10,000 and embarks on a daring mission across Los Angeles to recover it.

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Kinds of Kindness

USA | 2024 | 164 min. | Yorgos Lanthimos

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.

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A Quiet Place: Day One

USA | 2024 | Michael Sarnoski

June 27 - July 18, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

Experience the day the world went quiet.

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Rewind, Be Kind: Lady in the Water

USA | 2006 | 110 min. | M. Night Shyamalan

July 28, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

M. Night Shyamalan crafts a fairy tale about a jaded superintendent (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a water nymph in the community pool and is tasked with returning her to her blue world. Both a critical and financial failure, this one is too beautiful and sincere to dismiss as a strike.

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Alien: Romulus

United Kingdom | 2024 | Fede Alvarez

Opens August 15, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

The sci-fi/horror-thriller takes the phenomenally successful “Alien” franchise back to its roots: While scavenging the deep ends of a derelict space station, a group of young space colonizers come face to face with the most terrifying life form in the universe.

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