Frantz

Opens: March 31

France | 2016 | 113 Minutes | François Ozon

SIFF Cinema Uptown 
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation.”

Deconstructing The Beatles' Revolver

March 31 - April 2, 2017

USA | 2016 | 90 minutes | Scott Freiman

SIFF Film Center
Composer/ producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans into the studio as they create their seminal 1966 album, Revolver.

 

Raw

Opens: March 31

France | 2016 | 93 Minutes | Julia Ducournau

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
A festival favorite of 2016, Julia Ducournau's debut feature has been celebrated for its brutal, confident, and captivating vision of Cronenberg-esque body horror.

 

1984

April 4

United Kingdom | 1984 | 113 Minutes | Michael Radford

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event!
Adapted from George Orwell's classic dystopian novel by writer-director Michael Radford, 1984 stars John Hurt as Winston Smith, a drone in a totalitarian state where everything is overseen by Big Brother. Longing for personal freedom, he embarks on an affair with rebel sensualist, Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), and then must be "re-educated by the Thought Police headed by a powerful tool of the state, played by Richard Burton.

A portion of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to ACLU of Washington.

Magnificent Obsession

April 4

USA | 1954 | 108 Minutes | Douglas Sirk

SIFF Film Center | The Films of Douglas Sirk
After almost dying in a boating accident, playboy Bob Merrick (a young Rock Hudson) is miraculously saved by his town’s only resuscitator – yet as a result, the kindly Dr. Phillips dies from a heart attack while waiting across town for the machine. When his recklessness affects the Phillips family a second time, Bob becomes inextricably entangled with the newly widowed Helen (Academy Award nominated Jane Wyman) and looks for redemption through altruism and love. Filmed in Technicolor, Magnificent Obsession exhibits the style Sirk would come to refine and perfect throughout the latter park of his career.

As You Are

April 7 - 9, 2017

USA | 2016 | 105 minutes | Miles Joris-Peyrafitte

SIFF Film Center | Weekend Exclusive 
In anticipation of the festival to come, SIFF looks back at a festival favorite of 2016.

 

Your Name

Opens: April 7

Japan | 2017 | 106 minutes | Makoto Shinkai

SIFF Cinema Uptown
From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful new masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.  Presented with English subtitles.

Tickets will be available soon!

All That Heaven Allows

April 11

USA | 1955 | 89 Minutes | Douglas Sirk

SIFF Film Center | The Films of Douglas Sirk
Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson team up again in their second film for Sirk. When aging, well-to-do widow Cary Scott falls in love with her much younger gardener, Ron Kirby, the couple faces pressures from their friends and families to end their relationship. Following his proposal, Cary becomes torn between the unhappy but comfortable of her status-obsessed family and her loving connection with the passionate, intelligent Ron. Sirk’s condemnation of small town America is one of his most unique and moving statements.


Danger Diva

April 13

Special World Premiere Screening with a Live Performance by Thunderpussy!

USA | 2017 | 99 Minutes | Robert McGinley

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | World Premiere Screening!
Doors at 7 p.m. Film at 8 p.m.

SIFF Cinema and Northwest Film Forum present the World Premiere of Danger Diva with a special live performance from Thunderpussy after the screening. Written, directed and produced by Robert McGinley (award-winning filmmaker of Jimmy Zip/Shredder Orpheus), audiences are taken on a journey into the near future with hard rock singer Devi Danger as she is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva. Her singing voice is used to control and energize the brains of indoctrinated employees (also known as "Brain Cattle") that are being used as external processors for the advancement of  corporate high tech clients. Devi is played by the indomitable Molly Sides, lead singer of the all girl grunge/pop band, Thunderpussy.

Colossal

Opens: April 14

Spain | 2016 | 110 Minutes | Nacho Vigalondo

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast.