SIFF Movie Club

Building community around film with monthly screenings and discussion.

SIFF Movie Club

Now Playing - Jun 5, 2024

Celebrate classics and discover new favorites with SIFF Movie Club, a monthly gathering of film fans. Catch a movie on the big screen at SIFF Cinema Uptown, then meet up with fellow audience members at Queen Anne Beerhall for a cinematic chat. We’ll laugh, cry…and add more titles to our watchlists!

Movie Club: Paddington 2

United Kingdom | 2017 | 103 min. | Paul King

January 10, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Runner-up for our Cinephiles’ Choice voting last fall, Wonka director Paul King’s delightful masterpiece follows Paddington as he leads an open-hearted adventure through London to find the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. Introduced by SIFF Graphic Designer Manager and Paddington evangelist Reese Iliakis.

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Movie Club: Monsoon Wedding

India | 2001 | 114 min. | Mira Nair

February 7, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A blend of Hollywood and Bollywood styles, Mira Nair’s 2001 comedy-drama is an exuberant celebration of modern-day India, family, love, and life. Introduced by SIFF Development and Membership Manager, amateur wedding expert, and current fiancé Carson Rennekamp.

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Movie Club: Hands on a Hardbody

1997 | 98 min. | S.R. Bindler

March 7, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Documenting an endurance contest at a Texas car dealership with a truck as the prize, this piece of DIY documentary filmmaking was being developed as a feature by Robert Altman before his death and is a cult classic not-to-be-missed. Selected and introduced by SIFF Associate Director of Digital Marketing (and fan of eccentric Americana) Clare Garvin.

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Movie Club: Rashomon (35mm)

Japan | 1950 | 88 min. | Akira Kurosawa

April 4, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A horrible crime is told and retold from multiple—and vastly divergent perspectives—in the classic film that brought Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa to the global stage. Presented on 35mm. Selected and introduced by SIFF Social Media Manager and Kurosawa truther Shelby Smout.

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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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But I'm a Cheerleader

USA | 1999 | 85 min. | Jamie Babbit

June 5, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown

This whimsically edgy comedy follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne), whose suburban existance filled with friends, cheerleading, and all-American fun is upended when her straight-laced parents suspect she may be a lesbian.

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