Upcoming films and events at SIFF Cinema
USA | 2019 | 135 minutes | Greta Gerwig
Opens December 25, 2019
Writer-director and Oscar®-nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) returns with a distinctive and uniquely structured take on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.
USA | 2019 | 78 minutes | Jan Haaken
January 8, 2020
The daily lives of abortion providers, who ensure that women have access to skilled, compassionate care, is chronicled in this intimate documentary that goes behind the scenes of reproductive health centers. Director Jan Haaken in attendance.
Spain | 1988 | 88 minutes | Pedro Almodóvar
January 8, 2020
Pedro Almodóvar’s (Pain and Glory, All About My Mother) 1988 breakout involves Pepa (Carmen Maura) who is left by Iván (Fernando Guillén), a blender full of laced gazpacho, a ton of references to classic Hollywood films, and a madcap sensibility that fuels it all.
USA | 1978 | 94 minutes | Terrence Malick
January 9, 2020
Terrence Malick's (The Tree of Life, Badlands) career-defining examination of farmhands toiling under the employ of a wealthy landowner returns to our screen for a one-night collaborative program with Seattle Rep.
Canada | 2019 | 94 minutes | Brett Story
Opens January 17, 2020
Director Brett Story follows up her acclaimed documentary The Prison in Twelve Landscapes with a densely woven examination of climate change as viewed through the stories of New Yorkers living through a particularly hot summer.
Austria | 2019 | 105 minutes | Jessica Hausner
Opens January 24, 2020
Emily Beecham won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of plant breeder whose new project involves developing a species whose flower alters the emotional response of those who breathe in its pollen.
China | 2018 | 99 minutes | Amp Wong, Zhao Ji
January 25, 2020
Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.
USA | 1996 | 91 minutes | Wes Anderson
February 5, 2020
After getting his buddy Dignan (Owen Wilson) to help bust him out of a mental health facility, Anthony (Luke Wilson) hatches a plan for a small heist in order to get on the radar of a local criminal (James Caan) in Wes Anderson’s scruffy and loveable first feature.
Opens February 28, 2020
The Nordic Lights Film Festival shares the richness and diversity of the Nordic cultures through the lens of film.
Germany | 1926 | 72 minutes | Lotte Reiniger
February 29, 2020
When Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation—beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.
Japan | 1994 | 119 minutes | Isao Takahata
March 28, 2020
In Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s 1994 anime classic, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object.
France | 2011 | 84 minutes | Michel Ocelot
April 25, 2020
From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a dazzling and magical new film that is certain to delight children, families, and animation fans of all ages.