Auteur August

Auteur August

August 5–25, 2022

When we call a director an "auteur," what we are really saying is "world-builder." A film that reflects the director's vision for a place, time, space, concept, or environment that it would be inconceivable to not be in that place. When auteur runs smack into blockbuster, that is where the magic happens.

Many directors assume the auteur mantle, but fewer are able to translate that into wide-appeal blockbuster level films—Taika Waititi with Thor: Ragnarok, the Wachowskis with The Matrix, and Guillermo del Toro with Pacific Rim are three directors who have maintained that sense of world-building as they have moved from independent work to major studio success.

Join us in August at SIFF Cinema Egyptian as we take a deeper look at the A of auteur to the B of blockbuster.


Passes are available for each director's weeklong series, as well as ticket 6-packs which can be used for any Auteur August film (regardless of director).

August 5–11 - Auteur August: Taika Waititi - $65 ($45 SIFF Members)

Buy Pass: Taika Waititi   

August 12–18 - Auteur August: The Wachowskis - $80 ($60 SIFF Members)

Buy Pass: The Wachowskis

August 13 - The Wachowskis: Matrix Marathon! - $40 ($30 SIFF Members)

Buy Pass: The Matrix Marathon 

August 19–25 - Auteur August: Guillermo del Toro - $100 ($80 SIFF Members)

Buy Pass: Guillermo del Toro


$60 ($48 SIFF Members)

Buy 6-Pack

How to redeem your 6-pack:

  • To redeem a 6-Pack of tickets, log in to your account on or Select "Fulfill Package" to begin redeeming your 6-pack. This option is available on your account page at or on an eligible film’s ticket menu at
  • After “Fulfill Package” is selected, the 6-Pack (Free) option appears in the ticket menu. Add the quantity of tickets you would like and add to cart. Complete order at checkout. Contact or 206.464.5830 with any questions.
Note: This 6-Pack is only redeemable for Auteur August tickets. It cannot be redeemed for tickets to general SIFF Cinema screenings, DocFest, Cinema Italian Style, Seattle International Film Festival screenings, or rentals. Any unredeemed 6-pack tickets will expire August 25.


$14 ($9 Members) / $13 Senior or Student / $11 Matinee

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