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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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Butler

Poland | 2018 | 150 minutes | Filip Bajon

October 19, 2019

An epic tale spanning 45 years (1900- 1945) that follows the fate of the Prussian von Krauss family.

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Forbidden Songs

Poland | 1947 | 105 minutes | Leonard Buczkokwski

October 19, 2019

A polish musical, It was the first feature film to be created in Poland after World War II.

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Memories of Summer

Poland | 2016 | 90 minutes | Adam Guzinski

October 19, 2019

Twelve-year-old Piotrek has a very strong bond with his mother but their simple and clear relationship starts to get complicated.

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Skatetown, U.S.A.

USA | 1979 | 98 minutes | William A. Levey

October 19, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Brand new restoration! Never heard of Skatetown U.S.A.? Picture a so-bad-it’s-good version of Saturday Night Fever, but instead of Travolta strutting, it’s got Patrick Swayze (in his very first role) doing roller boogie to disco beats.

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Solid Gold

Poland | 2019 | 145 minutes | Jacek Bromski

October 19, 2019

The investigation goes further and further and exposes the links between the world of business, public services and organised crime.

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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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Dolce Fine Giornata

Poland | 2019 | 95 minutes | Jacek Borcuch

October 20, 2019

Maria, a free-spirited poetess with decades of carrier, learns about she as Nobel Prize-winner for literature - but ...

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Messenger

Poland | 2019 | 115 minutes | Wladyslaw Pasikowski

October 20, 2019

His solitary mission was to be decisive in the fates of Poland and World War II.

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Modjeska. Woman Triumphant & Bridging Urban America. The Story of Ralph Modjeski

USA | 2016 | 90 minutes | Basia Myszynski, Leonard Myszynski

October 20, 2019

This is a documentary about one of America's greatest bridge designers.

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Mr. Jones

Poland | 2019 | 120 minutes | Agnieszka Holland

October 20, 2019

The extraordinary untold story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious young Welsh journalist who traveled to the Soviet Union in 1933 and uncovered the appalling truth behind the Soviet “utopia” and Stalin’s regime.

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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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SQFF24 Closing Night Film + Party: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

France | 2019 | 119 minutes | Céline Sciamma

October 20, 2019

Desire can be a powerful force, capable of consuming the heart like a roaring fire.

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REEL ROCK 14

120 minutes

Opens October 21, 2019

An annual tour of the world's best climbing films.

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ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas

USA | 2019 | 91 minutes | Sam Dunn

October 21, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Hidden in plain view, the public persona of the multi-platinum selling trio known as ZZ Top has remained an impermeable mystery...until now.

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Mountaintop

2019 | 92 minutes

October 22, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Neil Young and Crazy Horse continue their 50 year odyssey in the mountains of Colorado.

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NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min | Danny Boyle

October 23, 2019

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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The Night of a Thousand Scares

60 minutes

October 23, 2019

I'm looking at Andy and thinking, "Maybe that's our next meal."

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Marshawn Lynch: A History

USA | 2019 | 85 minutes | David Shields

October 24, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A mesmerizing video collage rather than a traditional doc, this portrait of heroically controversial ex-Seahawk Marshawn Lynch focuses on his narrative-controlling interview strategies in the context of race and media celebrity in America.

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The Lighthouse

USA | 2019 | 110 minutes | Robert Eggers

Opens October 24, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Parasite

South Korea | 2019 | 132 minutes | Bong Joon-ho

Opens October 25, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Director Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Snowpiercer) took home the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with this tale of a family struggling to survive under dire economic pressures.

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April and the Extraordinary World

France | 2015 | 103 minutes | Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

October 26, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

In an alternate steampunk world of 1940s Paris, a young girl finds herself at the center of a far-reaching conspiracy. Based on the work of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi.

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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

2019 | 180 minutes | Nicholas Hytner

Opens October 27, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Join us for the Bridge Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s classic play, starring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

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Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project

USA | 2019 | 100 minutes

Opens October 28, 2019

Premiere screenings for the 2019 Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project.

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NT Live: Frankenstein

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

October 30, 2019

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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Collide-O-Scope Halloween 2019

USA | 2019 | 120 minutes

October 31, 2019

Collide-O-Scope is back with the best found-footage Halloween party in town!

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Los Reyes

Chile | 2018 | 78 minutes | Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff

Opens November 1, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Iván Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut’s (Noticias) entrancing and form-bending new documentary follows the lives of two dogs living at the Los Reyes skatepark in Santiago, Chile.

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Synonyms

Israel | 2019 | 123 minutes | Nadav Lapid

Opens November 1, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

In director Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) third feature, Yoav (Tom Mercier), an Israeli émigré to France, forsakes all aspects of his national past, including his native Hebrew tongue.

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Exhibition on Screen - Leonardo: The Works

2019 | 85 minutes | Phil Grabsky

Opens November 3, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

USA | 1987 | 93 minutes | John Hughes

November 6, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Steve Martin and John Candy find their fates cast together in John Hughes’ resoundingly funny Thanksgiving/road movie masterpiece. Part of our new SIFF Movie Club.

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Greener Grass

USA | 2019 | 97 minutes | Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Opens November 8, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Comedians turned writer/director/actor power duo Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s absurdist candy-colored comedy upends everything you thought you knew about the suburbs.

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Pain and Glory

Spain | 2019 | 112 minutes | Pedro Almodóvar

Opens November 8, 2019

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Beloved filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar (All About My Mother) returns with his most autobiographical film to date, starring Antonio Banderas as a struggling director whose best days are behind him.

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NT Live: Hansard

2019 | 100 minutes | Simon Godwin

Opens November 10, 2019

SIFF Film Center

See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) and Alex Jennings (The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, captured live from the National Theatre in London.

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Moon Hotel Kabul

Romania | 2018 | 100 minutes | Anca Damian

November 15, 2019

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

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Romanian Film Festival: Stories OFF the Wall (6th Edition)

Opens November 15, 2019

Join us in celebrating 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall with Romanian and Eastern European cinema.

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Canada | 2018 | 83 minutes | Alison Reid

Opens November 15, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Think the Jane Goodall of giraffes and you’d get Canadian zoologist and feminist trailblazer Anne Innis Dagg, whose unprecedented work and scholarship on South African wildlife was stonewalled by institutional chauvinism.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest

2019 | 95 minutes | Anton Corbijn

November 21, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Directed by award-winning filmmaker/photographer Anton Corbijn (Control), Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s 2017-18 Global Spirit Tour.

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Dragnet Girl with Live Score by Coupler

Japan | 1933 | 100 minutes | Yasujirô 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 trio Coupler.

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End of the Century

Argentina | 2019 | 84 minutes | Lucio Castro

Opens November 22, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Ocho, a poet from New York City, has a fling with Javi while vacationing in Barcelona. When it becomes clear that the men have met before, and the plot pivots to explore the past, what could have been, and what still could be.

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Moomins on the Riviera

Finland | 2014 | 77 minutes | Xavier Picard

November 30, 2019

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Tove Jansson’s much loved Moomin trolls set sail for the Riviera where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all.

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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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The Muppet Christmas Carol

USA | 1992 | 85 minutes | Brian Henson

December 4, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine), his cold heart, and how the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future seek to show him the error of his ways comes to life through the magic of Jim Henson’s Muppets. Part of our new SIFF Movie Club.

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