Cinema Folk–Music Movies at SIFF This Weekend

Why not plan your Folklife weekend to coincide with a SIFF screening? These are all conveniently playing at the SIFF Cinema Uptown! Take a load off and catch a movie between Folklife shows.


Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You – A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.

May 27 | 6:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


Spark: A Burning Man Story

Directors Jesse Deeter and Steve Brown scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 27

Burning Man attracts 60,000 participants to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every August. Go behind the curtain as participants and organizers struggle to balance their guiding principles with the event’s ever-growing popularity in this entertaining exposé.

May 25 | 9:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

May 27 | 2:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown


Producer Fides Enriquez and subject Florante Aguilar scheduled to attend | May 25 & May 26

U.S.-based classical guitarist Florante Aguilar journeys back to his Filipino roots to search for the lost voices of harana, a traditional Filipino form of serenade. He gathers the three remaining master haranistas, bringing this fading culture back to life.

May 25 | 3:00PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

May 26 | 11:30AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown



Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

An extraordinary portrait of legendary Memphis-based band Big Star with never-before-seen footage, rousing musical tributes, and in-depth interviews with members of the band and the musicians they’ve inspired.

May 26 | 8:30PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown

Dirty Wars

Producer Jeremy Scahill scheduled to attend | May 25

Richard Rowley offers a devastating indictment of the covert wars sponsored by the United States government. Based on the investigative reporting of Jeremy Scahill, this documentary sheds light on the darkest secrets of American history.

May 25 | 11:30AM | SIFF Cinema Uptown