Dressed to the Nines: Style in Cinema

View six landmark films of the classic Hollywood era through the prism of extraordinary costume design.

July 20 - August 24, 2019

Costume design is one of the essential elements of filmmaking. In the hands of a talented designer, wardrobe reveals character and informs story. The studio system at its height spawned a roster of legendary names known for their sartorial skill, from Adrian to Edith Head. SIFF's summer repertory series spans the decades, returning six landmark films to the big screen, making them available to view through the prism of extraordinary costume design. Come see a host of Hollywood stars dressed to the nines, Saturdays at one at the SIFF Cinema Uptown.

All films in the series will be hosted by Rosemarie and Vince Keenan, who under the pen name Renee Patrick, write the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award nominated mystery novels featuring costume designer Edith Head. They have introduced films on Turner Classic Movies and at the Noir City Film Festivals at both SIFF and in Los Angeles.

Singin' In the Rain

USA | 1952 | 103 minutes | Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

July 20, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds dance their way from the end of the silent era and into the birth of the talkies in Stanley Donen’s most beloved film.

View Trailer More Details

Mildred Pierce

USA | 1945 | 111 minutes | Michael Curtiz

July 27, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Joan Crawford is one hell of a mother in Michael Curtiz’ (Casablanca) adaptation of James M. Cain’s pulp novel.

View Trailer More Details

42nd Street

USA | 1933 | 89 minutes | Lloyd Bacon

August 3, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Peggy (Ruby Keeler) dreams of Broadway glory in this pre-code classic, featuring thrillingly zany choreographed numbers by the legendary Busby Berkeley.

View Trailer More Details


USA | 1946 | 110 minute | Charles Vidor

August 10, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Gilda (Rita Hayworth) turns all the heads in Charles Vidor’s 1946 film noir. And Poor Johnny (Glenn Ford) spends all his time trying to keep her out of trouble.

View Trailer More Details

The Women

USA | 1939 | 133 minutes | George Cukor

August 17, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

When a group of friends discover that one of their own (Norma Shearer) is being cheated on by her husband, they rally together to make sure the truth is outed.

View Trailer More Details

Rear Window

USA | 1954 | 112 minutes | Alfred Hitchcock

August 24, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterful thriller about a photographer (James Stewart) whose bad habit of spying on his neighbors yields dangerous results.

View Trailer More Details