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A Cat with a Dog

Poland | 2018 | 100 minutes | Janusz Kondratiuk

October 20, 2018

A vision of an unconventional family together with their conflicts and rivalry, a vision full of ironic sense of humour but also emotional moments and true closeness.

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Ashes and Diamonds

Poland | 1958 | 98 minutes | Andrzej Wajda

October 20, 2018

Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II.

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Leave Me Not

Poland | 2018 | 80 minutes | Grzegorz Lewandowski

October 20, 2018

Leave Me Not is a movie about love, youth and death. And about young people, lost in a consumerist society.

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Silent Night

Poland | 2017 | 100 minutes | Piotr Domalewski

October 20, 2018

When it comes to family, things work out best in photos.

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A Tickle in the Heart

Poland | 1996 | 90 minutes | Stefan Schwietert

October 21, 2018

Celebration of Klezmer music - double feature

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Autsajder

Poland | 2018 | 100 minutes | Adam Sikora

October 21, 2018

A story inspired by true events from the martial law period in Poland in the early 1980s.

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Breaking the Limits

Poland | 2017 | 110 minutes | Lukasz Palkowski

October 21, 2018

Based on a true story of a drug addict who became a triathlon champion and a winner of Ironman competition.

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Mlynarski. The Final Song

Poland | 2017 | 90 minutes | Alicja Albrecht

October 21, 2018

A song is a small piece that can make you think but, unfortunately, cannot replace thinking.

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The Last Klezmer

Poland | 2017 | 50 minutes | Janusz Majewski

October 21, 2018

Leopold Kozlowski, the last klezmer - koncert in June 2017 in Krakow

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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 48 Hour Film Horror Project

USA | 2018 | 90 minutes | Kirk Jon Nordenstrom

October 23, 2018

The bloody aftermath of a weekend of indie filmmaking

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The Bob Ufer Story

USA | 2018 | 115 minutes | Dan Chace

October 23, 2018

SIFF Film Center

A new documentary about Bob Ufer, the legendary radio broadcaster for the Michigan Wolverines.

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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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Mid90s

USA | 2018 | 84 minutes | Jonah Hill

Opens October 26, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends

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Mug

Poland | 2018 | 91 minutes | Malgorzata Szumowska

October 26, 2018

A man undergoes a face transplant and experiences ensuing identity issues.

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Strawberry Days

Poland | 2017 | 93 minutes | Wiktor Ericsson

October 26, 2018

A love story of the son of a Polish guestworker and the daughter of a Swedish farmer. Set in the strawberry fields of the Swedish south, it depicts a world full of divergency and prejudice.

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Beyond Words

Netherlands | 2017 | 85 minutes | Urszula Antoniak

October 27, 2018

A young Polish-born, Berlin-based lawyer working on refugee cases is unexpectedly reunited with his father, who is his only tie left with his homeland.

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Over the Limit

Poland | 2017 | 74 minutes | Marta Prus

October 27, 2018

An intimate portrait of the world's most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.

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Spoor

Poland | 2017 | 130 minutes | Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik

October 27, 2018

A retired woman gets mixed up in a mystery when avid hunters in her mountain village begin turning up dead, and there are deer tracks next to their bodies.

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Squadron 303

Poland | 2018 | 100 minutes | Denis Delic

October 27, 2018

No. 303 Squadron was one of 16 Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. It was the highest scoring of the Hurricane squadrons during the Battle of Britain and had the highest ratio of enemy aircraft destroyed to their own lost.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Seattle Polish Community

Poland | 2018 | 80 minutes | Monika Melen, Michal Pietrzyk, Ryszard Kott

October 28, 2018

Passing the Torch: Celebrating 100 Years of Polish Community in Seattle

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Man of Marble

Poland | 1977 | 160 minutes | Andrzej Wajda

October 28, 2018

In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut.

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Nights and Days

Poland | 1975 | 170 minutes | Jerzy Antczak

October 28, 2018

A beautiful story about love. The film portrays the fate of two generations of the Niechcic family set amidst Polish social transformations between 1865 – 1914.

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Panic Attack

Poland | 2017 | 100 minutes | Pawel Maslona

October 28, 2018

Tragedy meets comedy in seven stories about how our entire world can collapse at any given moment.

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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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Scared SIFF Double Feature Presented by Washington Healthplanfinder

258 minutes

October 30, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

SIFF and Washington Healthplanfinder present the ultimate Halloween double feature of The Shining and The Conjuring.

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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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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

USA | 2018 | 107 minutes | Marielle Heller

Opens November 2, 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

The true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel

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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 | 70 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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Boy Erased

USA | 2018 | 114 minutes | Joel Edgerton

Opens November 9, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program

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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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In the Family & Opening Gala

Turkey | 2017 | 124 minutes | Gülse Birsel

November 9, 2018

Life of a singer, her daughter and her friends change when they meet with a divorced man.

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Seattle Turkish Film Festival 2018

Opens November 9, 2018

STFF endeavors to bring the very best of contemporary Turkish cinema to Pacific Northwest audiences.

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Butterflies

Turkey | 2018 | 117 minutes | Tolga Karaçelik

November 10, 2018

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

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Serial Cook

Turkey | 2018 | 103 minutes | Ümit Ünal

November 10, 2018

Meet Neslihan. A perfect cook, an expert on Turkish cuisine, strictly loyal to her husband, an impeccable house wife ...and a serial killer.

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STFFShorts Finalists

Turkey | 2018 | 113 minutes

November 10, 2018

In this session, top 10 films of STFF Shorts 2018 - Short Film Competition will be screened. The winner of this year, Onur Yağız, will be attending for the Q&A after screening the films.

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Fork in the Road

Turkey | 2017 | 150 minutes | Yavuz Turgul

November 11, 2018

He is a boss who dedicates his life to grow up the textile empire he inherited from his father and does not hesitate to follow ruthless methods for it. He decides to choose a different life after a heavy traffic accident.

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Turkey | 2017 | 115 minutes | Onur Saylak

November 11, 2018

Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing.

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The Legend of Yasar Kemal

Turkey | 2017 | 113 minutes | Aydin Orak

November 11, 2018

A documentary based on famous writer Yasar Kemal's 95 years. The documentary mostly puts emphasis on Yasar Kemal's political life and concerns about Turkey rather than his works in literature.

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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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Something Useful

Turkey | 2017 | 108 minutes | Pelin Esmer

November 16, 2018

Leyla (42), following a serendipitous meeting on a train through the rugged Turkish countryside, two women unite for a journey that will offer new insight into the importance of charting one's own path, wherever it may lead.

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The Legend of the Ugly King

Turkey | 2017 | 122 minutes | Hüseyin Tabak

November 16, 2018

A young filmmaker sets out to explore the eventful life of the famous Kurdish director, actor, and revolutionary Yilmaz Güney, who achieved international attention by films like Yol (Palm d'Or, 1982) or Sürü (Golden Leopard, 1978).

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Mortal Life

Turkey | 2018 | 107 minutes | Ali Atay

November 17, 2018

The 8 membered Mermer Family which works in Tat Resaurant for a long time in Haydarpasa Station, faces the consequences after a secret of theirs comes into the open.

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Ponyo

Japan | 2008 | 101 minutes | Hayao Miyazaki

November 17, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

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

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Taksim Hold'em

Turkey | 2017 | 90 minutes | Michael Onder

November 17, 2018

On a Saturday night in Istanbul, despite the pleas of his fiancée, cynical Alper refuses to join the anti-government protests happening on his doorstep. He just wants to stay home for his weekly dose of poker, played with his regular crew of high-school friends.

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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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At Eternity's Gate

United Kingdom | 2018 | 110 minutes | Julian Schnabel

Opens December 7, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh who created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art

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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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Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along

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

December 25, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

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

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If Beale Street Could Talk

USA | 2018 | 117 minutes | Barry Jenkins

Opens December 25, 2018

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

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Moulin Rouge! New Year’s Eve Sing Along

USA | 2001 | 127 minutes | Baz Luhrmann

December 31, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

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

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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: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

United Kingdom | 150 minutes | Joe Hill-Gibbins

Opens January 27, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, recorded from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

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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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