Created by Hungarian director György Pálfi over three years of editing, Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen is a 90-minute collage that draws moments from more than 450 films—from Chaplin to Avatar—to tell a unified love story. The film is also, to quote Variety, “a rights clearance nightmare,” so huge thanks to SIFF for jumping through all the necessary hoops to bring this rare-as-hen’s-teeth movie event to the big screen for a whole week. See it now, because you might not get another chance. (SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N,, 7 pm, $13, Feb 21–27)

Support The Stranger