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SIFF Cinema vouchers (including Member, Volunteer, and other complimentary screening vouchers) are valid for most regular priced shows.

The information on this page reflects the films and classes for which SIFF Cinema vouchers are NOT valid. Please see the specific film page for restrictions or updates. Seattle International Film Festival vouchers are not valid for SIFF Cinema programming. Vouchers may be exchanged in person at the SIFF Cinema box office for admission.

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Screenings and classes NOT accepting vouchers:

Gundermann

Germany | 2018 | 127 minutes | Andreas Dresen

October 18, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner, and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.

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All About Me

Germany | 2019 | 100 minutes | Caroline Link

October 19, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Dramatised origin story of one of Germany's most beloved contemporary comedians.

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Cinema Dissection: The Omen with Dan Doody

360 mins

October 19, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Richard Donner's portrait of the demon child will be the subject of our cinematic evisceration this October, led by SIFF's horror aficionado Dan Doody.

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The Mover

Germany | 2017 | 100 minutes | David Nawrath

October 19, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Walter is a 60-year-old removal man for forced evictions who recognizes in one of the tenants about to be evicted his estranged son.

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25km/h

Germany | 2018 | 116 minutes | Markus Goller

October 20, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Two very different brothers reunite and start for a very special journey through Germany.

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Of Fathers and Sons

Germany | 2017 | 98 minutes | Talal Derki

October 20, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.

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The Films of Buster Keaton

180 minutes

October 22, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join Dr. Richard J. Meyer for an in-depth exploration of the art of the great silent filmmaker/comedian Buster Keaton.

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Suspenseful Symbiosis: Hitchcock in Pairs

120 minutes

November 7, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Three double helpings of Hitchcock provide a look at the Master's evolving style and vision and his risk-taking innovativeness. Taught by Robert C. Cumbow.

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Cinema Dissection: The Night of the Hunter with Nick Bruno

360 mins

November 9, 2019

SIFF Film Center

An expressionistic masterpiece, Charles Laughton's only feature film is well deserving for every chilling moment and angled perspective to be examined by the audience hive mind.

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Moon Hotel Kabul

Romania | 2018 | 100 minutes | Anca Damian

November 15, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Ivan Semciuc (Florin Piersic Jr.) is a cynical investigative journalist who is skillfully combining truth and fiction in his reports.

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Heritage Shorts: ARCS Shorts (2019), A Distance (2018), The Call (2018), My Father's Shoes (2019)

Romania | 100 minutes | Misc

November 16, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A collection of shorts made by ARCS heritage students, alongside with professional works by reputed filmmakers.

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The Distance Between Me and Me

Romania | 2018 | 89 minutes | Mona Nicoară

November 16, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Romanian Jewish avant-garde poet, musician, visual artist and femme fatale, Nina Cassian had more to wrestle with than most of us.

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The Father

Bulgaria | 2019 | 87 minutes | Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

November 16, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A day after Valentina’s passing, her bereaved husband Vassil and son Pavel discover that she persistently kept trying to call the neighbor on the phone.

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The Whistlers

Romania | 2019 | 97 minutes | Corneliu Porumboiu

November 16, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A police inspector in Bucharest plays both sides of the law.

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Toto and His Sisters

Romania | 2014 | 94 minutes | Alexandru Nanau

November 16, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Toto (10) and his sisters Ana (17) and Andreea (15) conquer life on their own during their mother's imprisonment.

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Donbass

Ukraine | 2018 | 122 minutes | Sergey Loznitsa

November 17, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Donbass is about the hybrid war in Eastern Ukraine, involving an armed conflict alongside killings and robberies perpetrated by separatist gangs.

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Moldovan Stories

Lucia Lupu, Mihai Brumă, Ion Borsh, Evgheni Dudceac

November 17, 2019

A collection of shorts dealing with Moldovan identity and society challenges.

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Parking

Romania | 2019 | 110 minutes | Tudor Giurgiu

November 17, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Adrian is a poet, a Romanian immigrant working as a night guard at a car dealership in Cordoba.

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That Trip We Took with Dad

Romania | 2016 | 111 minutes | Anca Miruna Lăzărescu

November 17, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A Romanian German family living in the heart of Transylvania starts a journey to the German Democratic Republic in 1968.

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The Escape

Romania | 2013 | 130 minutes | Andrei Gruzsnickzki

November 17, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A feature film preceded by a short about life in communist Romania.

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Seattle Premiere of Oscar

Russia | 2018 | 90 minutes | Evgeny Tsymbal, Alexander Smoljanski

November 19, 2019

SIFF Film Center

A screening of the award-winning documentary film Oscar (2018), introduced by the director and producer Alexander Smoljanski and followed with a Q&A discussion.

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Bold Pilot

Turkey | 2018 | 130 minutes | Ahmet Katiksiz

November 21, 2019

Bold Pilot is based on a true love story between the legendary jockey Halis Karatas and Begum Altman. Incluldes Q&A with lead actor.

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Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

Japan | 1933 | 100 minutes | Yasujirō Ozu

November 21, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Japanese master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu’s thrilling 1933 gangster tale takes on new life when paired with an original score by ambient/electronic duo Coupler. Co-presented by KEXP.

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Brothers

Turkey | 2018 | 103 minutes | Ömür Atay

November 22, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Yusuf (17) comes home after spending four years at a youth detention center. His return to the family freshly recall the act that the other family members, bound by rigid tradition, forced upon him as the younger son

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The Announcement

Turkey | 2018 | 94 minutes | Mahmut Fazil Coskun

November 22, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The night long journey of the 4 soldiers discharged from the army.

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Colorless Dream

Turkey | 2018 | 78 minutes | Mehmet Ali Konar

November 23, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Being surrounded by the obscure political events in the 1990s in Turkey as a child, Mirza cannot escape from being a victim of the ever going-on devastating events. However, his life changes upon arrival of a guest called Mir Ahmed.

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Remake, Remix, Rip-Off

Turkey | 2014 | 96 minutes | Cem Kaya

November 23, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Welcome to Turkey. It’s home to Yesilcam, the Turkish Hollywood where, in the late ‘70s, dreams were built on nothing more than a dime. Followed by panel.

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STFF Shorts 2019 Finalists

137 minutes

November 23, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The top 10 film of STFF Short Film Competition 2019.

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The Tale of Three Sisters

Turkey | 2019 | 108 minutes | Emin Alper

November 23, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Three young girls from a poor village of Central Anatolia are sent affluent foster families as it is the only chance to change their lives.

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Müslüm

Turkey | 2018 | 136 minutes | Ketche, Can Ulkay

November 24, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A biopic about turkish vocal artist Müslüm Gürses, drama, childhood, his life.

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The Wild Pear Tree

Turkey | 2018 | 188 minutes | Nuri Bilge Ceylan

November 24, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Having finished studying in the city, aspiring writer Sinan returns to his parent's rural home. Followed by Q&A.

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NT Live: Present Laughter

United Kingdom | 2019 | 180 minutes | Matthew Warchus

Opens December 1, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join us for The Old Vic in London’s production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) and directed by Matthew Warchus.

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NT Live: Fleabag

United Kingdom | 2019 | 84 minutes | Vicky Jones

Opens December 6, 2019

SIFF Film Center

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and captured live in London’s West End.

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Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

United Kingdom | 2015 | 184 minutes | Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh

Opens December 13, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy with the great Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

United Kingdom | 2019 | 210 minutes | Sam Mendes

Opens December 21, 2019

SIFF Film Center

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

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Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along

USA | 1971 | 181 minutes + 10 minute intermission | Norman Jewison

December 25, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A holiday party with the best Jewish-themed musical of them all!

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Moulin Rouge! New Year’s Eve Sing-Along

USA | 2001 | 127 minutes | Baz Luhrmann

December 31, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Ring in the new year with the classic Baz Luhrmann romantic musical favorite!

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Radical Films: 15 Movies That Shook the World

120 mins

January 9 - February 6, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Dive into socially relevant filmmaking from the past 100 years with a survey of 15 largely underseen and underappreciated films.

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Cinema Dissection: The Babadook with Amie Simon

total event: 360 minutes

January 18, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Jennifer Kent's exploration of grief through a childhood monster is perfectly pitched for maximum emotional depth and primal horror. Join film scholar Amie Simon to uncover what makes The Babadook tick.

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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: The Color Line

120 minutes

February 13, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Examine the depiction of racism and the color line in film, and what that teaches us about whiteness.

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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: The Frontier

120 minutes

February 20, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Explore what the depictions of westward expansion on film tells us about violence, gender, and the white imagination in the United States.

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Cinema Dissection: His Girl Friday with Sara Michelle Fetters

total event = 360 minutes

February 22, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Keeping up with Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant is just part of the fun. Hawks' screwball comedy is a masterclass of craft that will be a delight to unveil with the guidance of film journalist Sara Michelle Fetters.

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Confronting Whiteness in Hollywood: Abroad

120 minutes

February 27, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Investigate films about Americans abroad, and what they reveal about how the US sees itself in the world over time.

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Cinema Dissection: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Vivian Hua

total event = 360 mins

March 7, 2020

SIFF Film Center

Michel Gondry's surprisingly balanced Romantic-SciFi-Comedy-Drama affords a wonderful opportunity to uncover its cinematic secrets with NWFF's Vivian Hua as our fearless leader.

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Cinema Dissection: The New World with Jeff Crouse

total event = 360 mins

April 18, 2020

SIFF Film Center

The lush visual and aural landscape of Malick's investigation into the first interaction of European Settlers and Indigenous Americans is a perfect opportunity to find deeper understanding in the methods of his collage-like structure.

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