U.K.

#sugarwater

Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm

The documentary “#sugarwater” provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking Graeae (pronounced Grey Eye) Theater Company, whose mission emphasizes the integration of deaf and disabled performers into its productions. The documentary records... Read more

Art of the Prank

Saturday, November 5 at 5:30pm

“Art of the Prank” offers a hilarious and provocative profile of New York artist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and the Portofess (a mobile confessional... Read more

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Saturday, November 12 at 6:00pm

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by the E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bert Berns, the most important ’60s songwriter and record producer whose name you’ve never... Read more

Beijing, New York

Friday, November 4 at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

“Beijing, New York” is the stunningly beautiful directorial debut of renowned Chinese cinematographer Rain Li, who has shot films for Gus Van Sant (“Paranoid Park”), Scott McGehee and David Siegel (“Uncertainty”), and Stanley Kwan (“Showtime”). Named one of the “... Read more

Despite the Falling Snow

Saturday, November 12 at 5:45pm

A lushly photographed love story — which the director adapts from her own novel — “Despite the Falling Snow” brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War. In 1950s Moscow, Katya (“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s” Rebecca Ferguson) secretly spies for the... Read more

The Eagle Huntress

Thursday, November 10 at 6:45pm

In “The Eagle Huntress,” 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first girl in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Many old Kazakh eagle hunters vehemently reject the idea of a woman taking part in their ancient tradition, but... Read more

The Fitzroy

Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm

A delightfully black comedy, “The Fitzroy” is set in an alternative post-apocalyptic 1950s in which the world is covered in poisonous gas. The last place available to take a traditional seaside holiday is the Fitzroy, a hotel located in a derelict submarine... Read more

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Friday, November 11 at 9:00pm

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gary Numan, the godfather of electronic pop music, took the sound of early electronica and fused it with an white-faced, black-eyed “android” alter ego, creating a unique sound and inspiring a legion of admiring Numanoids. Topping... Read more

The Holly Kane Experiment

Tuesday, November 8 at 9:30pm

A dark, intelligent thriller, “The Holly Kane Experiment” explores a woman’s battle for sanity in the face of extreme psychological pressure. Holly Kane (Kirsty Averton) is an attractive 29-year-old experimental psychologist whose determined research into mind-... Read more

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm

Since his earliest days, SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches, and signature slapstick humor. But Lewis was far more than just a funny performer. After the breakup of his famed... Read more

Lion

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm

In this inspiring true story, 5-year-old Saroo (the remarkable Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles distant, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the... Read more

Out of Innocence

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00pm

Based on true events at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish social drama “Out of Innocence” tells the story of a woman falsely accused. When a newborn baby washes up on a beach, it’s shocking enough, but the child was also stabbed before being tossed into the... Read more

A Quiet Passion

Sunday, November 6 at 5:15pm

Featured at a special gala screening at this year’s Berlinale, “A Quiet Passion” chronicles the life of Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon of “Sex in the City”): her loves, her struggles, and her magnificent poetry. Directed by lauded British director Terence Davies... Read more

Trespass Against Us

Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 8:30pm

In “Trespass Against Us,” three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws among some of the wealthiest lands in Britain. They spend their time hunting, raiding large estates, and tormenting the police. In the midst of it all, Chad (Michael... Read more