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Upcoming films and events at SIFF Cinema

Bad Reputation

USA | 2018 | 95 minutes | Kevin Kerslake

September 26, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A new documentary about Joan Jett, the Godmother of Punk

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NT Live: King Lear

United Kingdom | 2018 | 220 minutes | Jonathan Munby

Opens September 27, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

From London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear

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Blaze

USA | 2018 | 127 minutes | Ethan Hawke

Opens September 28, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Ethan Hawke directs this unorthodox dramatization of the remarkable life of burly singer-songwriter Blaze Foley

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MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

Sri Lanka | 2018 | 94 minutes | Stephen Loveridge

Opens October 5, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The genesis, artistry, and politics of subversive hip-hop star M.I.A. are unraveled in a kinetic collage of her own footage

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The Apparition

France | 2018 | 144 minutes | Xavier Giannoli

Opens October 5, 2018

SIFF Film Center

A journalist is sent by the Vatican to investigate a young girl claiming to be visited by the Virgin Mary

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On Happiness Road - Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival Encore

Taiwan | 2018 | 110 minutes | Hsin-Yin Sung

October 6, 2018

A groundbreaking animation presents the chronicle of a young woman’s coming of age through the sweeping swirl of social change in Taiwan.

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Headhunt Revisited - Seattle Premiere!

USA | 2017 | 82 minutes | Michele Westmorland

October 10, 2018

Join us for the hometown premiere of this new documentary about the pioneering artist Caroline Mytinger!

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Soufra

USA | 2017 | 68 minutes | Thomas Morgan

October 11, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

An inspiring story of a group of refugee women near Beirut who begin a catering company against all odds.

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The 23rd Annual TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Opens October 11, 2018

October 11 - 21, 2018

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Bisbee '17

USA | 2018 | 119 minutes | Robert Greene

Opens October 12, 2018

SIFF Film Center

An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago

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Inventing Tomorrow

USA | 2018 | 87 minutes | Laura Nix

Opens October 12, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Brilliant teenage minds come together to devise solutions to climate change in this life-affirming science documentary

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The Guilty

Denmark | 2018 | 85 minutes | Gustav Moller

Opens October 19, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

An emergency dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading him on a frantic rescue mission

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NT Live: Frankenstein

United Kingdom | 2011 | 140 minutes | Danny Boyle

October 22, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the dramatic stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic monster tale.

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Seattle Radio Theatre's War of the Worlds

October 25, 2018

Town Hall, Seattle Radio Theatre and KIRO Radio are teaming up to present a live 80th anniversary radio broadcast of the classic 1938 panic-inducing production of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds."

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Toxic-Free Future Presents "The Devil We Know"

USA | 2018 | 85 minutes | Stephanie Soechtig

October 25, 2018

A group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans - into the drinking water supply. Panel discussion to follow film.

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NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

United Kingdom | 2011 | 130 minutes | Danny Boyle

October 29, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the dramatic stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic monster tale. Reverse cast version.

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Collide-O-Scope Halloween 2018

USA | 2018 | 135 minutes | Shane Wahlund, Michael Anderson

October 31, 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Collide-O-Scope's annual night to dis-member, an All Hallows themed mash-up of oddball video, movies, music, and PRIZES!

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Good Manners

Brazil | 2017 | 135 minutes | Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas

Opens November 2, 2018

SIFF Film Center

A caregiver discovers that her employer has a voracious appetite for meat and unsettling urges during full moons

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Miss Christina

Romania | 2013 | 101 minutes | Alexandru Maftei

November 2, 2018

Miss Christina is the dramatization of a 1936 novella written by the famous Romanian author Mircea Eliade.

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Romanian Film Festival "One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying:Uncanny Worlds"

Opens November 2, 2018

In tune with the Halloween spirit, travel to Romania’s "Uncanny Worlds" through films that explore the unusual of everyday life.

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One Step Behind the Seraphim

Romania | 2017 | 150 minutes | Daniel Sandu

November 3, 2018

The feature tells the story of a teenager who wants to be a priest and is admitted to a theological seminary.

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The Miracle of Tekir

Romania | 2015 | 90 minutes | Ruxandra Zenide

November 3, 2018

Unmarried Mara has mysteriously fallen pregnant. This poses a problem for her fellow residents of the small fishing village on the Danube Delta, where religion mixes with superstition.

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The Treasure

Romania | 2015 | 90 minutes | Corneliu Porumboiu

November 3, 2018

Costi leads a peaceful life. One evening, his neighbor Negoescu pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret.

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Untamed Romania

Romania | 2017 | 90 minutes | Tom Barton-Humphreys

November 3, 2018

Untamed Romania  explores "one of the most beautiful parts of Europe", from the mysterious Danube Delta to the unknown Carpathian forests.

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D-Love

USA | 2018 | 96 minutes | Elena Beuca

November 4, 2018

A couple with longstanding marital issues lands at LAX after a getaway in Europe.

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NT Live: Allelujah!

United Kingdom | 2018 | 170 minutes | Alan Bennett

Opens November 4, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre

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Planet Petrila

Romania | 2017 | 80 minutes | Andrei Dăscălescu

November 4, 2018

Artist and ex-miner Ion Barbu is working on preserving the cultural heritage of  Petrila’s  coal mine.

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The Wanderers, The Quest of the Demon Hunter

Romania | 2017 | 106 minutes | Dragoș Buliga

November 4, 2018

The film follows ghost and demon hunter Louis (Armand Assante) as he takes on a new case in modern day Romania.

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There

USA | 2018 | 90 minutes | Bogdan

November 4, 2018

After 23 years as an immigrant in the US, Bogdan comes back to Bulgaria for the first time.

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The Reluctant Radical

USA | 2018 | 77 minutes | Lindsey Grayzel

Opens November 6, 2018

The Reluctant Radicalfollows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.

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Descent into the Maelstrom: The Untold Story of Radio Birdman

Australia | 2017 | 109 minutes | Jonathan Sequeira

November 9, 2018

One-night-only Seattle screening of the Radio Birdman documentary Descent into the Maelstrom, with director Q&A and DJ Bret Kibele to follow.

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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

USA | 2017 | 95 minutes | James Crump

Opens November 16, 2018

SIFF Film Center

An immersive portrait of Puerto Rican-born fashion icon Antonio Lopez, who upended the industry with his vibrant illustrations

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Ponyo

Japan | 2008 | 101 minutes | Hayao Miyazaki

November 17, 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A five year-old boy develops a relationship with a goldfish princess.

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Sadie

USA | 2018 | 96 minutes | Megan Griffiths

Opens November 18, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Teen girl Sadie struggles to stay connected with her father serving overseas as her mother starts seeing somebody else.

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NT Live: The Madness of George III

United Kingdom | 2018 | 210 minutes

Opens December 2, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Broadcast for the first time ever from Nottingham Playhouse

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The Favourite

Ireland | 2018 | 120 minutes | Yorgos Lanthimos

Opens December 7, 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead

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RSC: Troilus & Cressida

2018 | 210 minutes | Gregory Doran

Opens December 16, 2018

SIFF Film Center

For seven years the Greeks and Trojans have been at war following the Trojan prince Paris' abduction of Helen

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NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

United Kingdom | 2018 | 220 minutes | Simon Godwin

Opens January 6, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power

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NT Live: I'm Not Running

United Kingdom | 2018 | 180 minutes | David Hare

Opens February 10, 2019

SIFF Film Center

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre

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