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!

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The Donut King

USA | 2020 | 94 min. | Alice Gu

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Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in American in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America's favorite pastry: the donut.

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Wednesdays with Wiseman: Sinai Field Mission

USA | 1978 | 127 min. | Frederick Wiseman

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Academy Award winner Errol Morris chats with Frederick Wiseman about Sinai Field Mission, the early warning system in 1976 to help faciliate the disengagement between Egypt and Israel after the 1973 war.

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Citizens of the World

Italy | 2019 | 90 min. | Gianni Di Gregorio

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In this light, frisky Italian comedy, three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go that much further.

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Coming Home Again

USA | 2019 | 86 min. | Wayne Wang

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Acclaimed director Wayne Wang’s (The Joy Luck Club, Chan Is Missing) moving new film is an emotional, intimate family drama about a mother, a son, and the burden of family expectations.

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Nationtime

USA | 1972 | William Greaves

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New 4K restoration of the 1972 documentary about the National Black Political Convention held in Gary, Indiana, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum

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Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

93 min. | Rick Korn

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The inspiring story of Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/activist Harry Chapin, who sold over 16 million albums and was a beloved artist-activist who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing.

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Martin Eden

Italy | 2019 | 129 minutes | Pietro Marcello

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Jack London’s 1909 novel is transposed to Naples, as a sailor’s dream of the literary life as a way to pursue a beautiful upper-class woman clashes politically with his humbler background.

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Aggie

USA | 2020 | 91 min. | Catherine Gund

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An exploration of the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund who sold Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “Masterpiece” in 2017 for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund to end mass incarceration.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

USA | 2019 | 114 min. | Ric Burns

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Oliver Sacks battled homophobia, drug addiction, and staunch criticism from the medical community during his life. This heartening documentary explores Sacks’ advocacy for arts and culture, and the ways in which science and storytelling intercept.

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RBG

USA | 2018 | 97 min. | Julie Cohen, Betsy West

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A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Includes pre-recorded Q&A with directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West, and proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, co-founded by Justice Ginsburg in 1972.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Dawn Porter

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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.

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Wednesdays with Wiseman: Hospital

USA | 1974 | 84 min. | Frederick Wiseman

Opens November 4, 2020

Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) put a spotlight on healthcare workers talking to Frederick Wiseman about his still relevent Emmy-award winning Hospital, which shows the daily activities of a large urban hospital.

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City Hall

USA | 2020 | 272 min. | Frederick Wiseman

Opens November 6, 2020

aster documentarian Frederick Wiseman delivers an epic look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.

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