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Virtual SIFF Cinema
Stay home, stay healthy, and support SIFF with Virtual SIFF Cinema!
We are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, encores of successful presentations, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to enjoy in your house. On each film detail page, you'll find a link to the distributor's screening portal where you'll be able to rent the film and begin watching. As part of the revenue goes directly back to SIFF, this is a great way to support us during this time and see new films!
Spain | 2019 | 88 min. | Bill Gallagher
A powerfully inspirational tale of “lost boy” Guor Maker who escaped war-torn Sudan, fled to the US, and became an Olympic athlete.
USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Dawn Porter
An in-depth and inspiring portrait of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis. With rare footage and interviews, Dawn Porter’s chronicle covers more that 60 years of his social activism and legislative action.
United Kingdom | 2019 | 90 min. | Leslie Woodhead
Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Using never-before-seen images and unheard interviews, the film brings Ella Fitzgerald to life and tells the story of her music.
Germany | 2019 | 99 min. | Ina Weisse
A tightly wound and engrossing portrait of a perfectionist music teacher on the verge of a nervous collapse, with a truly note-perfect Nina Hoss performance.
United Kingdom | 2018 | 99 min. | Shola Amoo
The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother.
South Korea | 2018 | 138 minutes | Bora Kim
Fourteen-year-old Eun-hee struggles with social pressure, her sexuality, and her indifferent family during the summer of 1994. SIFF 2019 Grand Jury Prize: Official Competition.
Canada (Québec) | 2019 | 127 min. | Louise Archambault
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women in this gentle, elegiac study of intertwined lives.
Canada | 2019 | 111 min. | Zacharias Kunuk (Inuk)
In 1961, Noah Piugattuk and his band of nomadic Inuit hunters are approached by a brutish white man known as “Boss” who pressures them to abandon their traditional way of life and move into settlement housing.
Romania | 2019 | 92 min. | Anca Damian
This poetic and touching animation from director Anca Damian is a dazzling expressionistic view of the world through the eyes of a stray dog, who wants nothing more than love and a bone.
India | 2018 | 85 min. | Praveen Morchhale
Opens July 17, 2020
Her husband arrested, his fate a mystery, a Muslim woman in war-ravaged Kashmir lives in a grueling legal limbo as a "half-widow," battling a cruel bureaucracy while trying to care for her daughter and mother-in-law.
USA | 2020 | 109 min. | Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine
July 22, 2020
Texas teens converge upon Austin to create their own practice government in this portrayal of the American Legion-sponsored event, holding up a mirror to our political systems and the lessons today’s youth have taken from their political present. Winner: Sundance Film Festival 2020 (U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary).
USA | 2020 | 99 min. | Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Opens July 24, 2020
Celebrate National Dive Bar Day with this sneak peek screening! In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
Japan | 2019 | 111 min. | Kôji Fukada
Opens July 31, 2020
A home-care nurse’s relationship with the family she has spent years working for is threatened when her nephew is arrested for kidnapping their daughter, in Koji Fukada’s purposeful, tense, and suspenseful drama.
USA | 2020 | 110 min. | Ramona S. Diaz
Opens August 7, 2020
Thrilling portrait of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, co-counder of popular online news outlet Rappler, and a journalistic thorn in President Rodrigo Dutarte’s side.
Peru | 2019 | 97 min. | Melina Leon
Opens August 7, 2020
Based on harrowing true events of an Indigenous Andean woman whose newborn is whisked away and never returned, this Kafkaesque thriller suggests a deep corruption at the roots of Peruvian society.