Friday August 14 – Thursday August 20

Featured Film:

Phoenix at the SIFF Uptown Cinemas

German director Christian Petzold’s latest stars Nina Hoss as a disfigured Holocaust survivor who undergoes reconstructive plastic surgery. Returning home but presumed dead, she seeks out her husband, who may have informed on her to the Nazis during the war. When he meets but does not recognize her, she pretends to be another woman to go along with his scheme to pose her as his wife in order to collect an inheritance. In playing this patently absurd premise with a detailed and patient realism, Petzold captures the essence of the 1950s melodrama, from Douglas Sirk to Hitchcock’s Vertigo, driving relentlessly toward an instant-classic ending. Our Review.
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Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Sixteen Candles (John Hughes, 1984) Fri-Weds
Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968) Fri-Weds

Crest Cinema Center:

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman) Sat Midnight Only

Century Federal Way:

Assassination (Choi Donghoon) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Sing-along

Grand Cinema:

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgan) Fri- Thurs
The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez) Fri-Thurs
Irrational Man (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen, 1984) Sat Only
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965) Weds Only Our Podcast

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan, 2013) Fri-Thurs
8th Annual Druid Underground Film Fest Mon Only
New Rijkmuseum (Oeke Hoogendijk) Tues-Thurs

Landmark Guild 45th:

Irrational Man (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Brothers … Blood Against Blood (Karan Malhotra) Fri-Thurs
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Sing-along

Regal Meridian:

Irrational Man (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
Go Away Mr. Tumor (Han Yan) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead (Wes Orshoski) Fri-Sun
Advantageous (Jennifer Phang) Fri Only Filmmakers in Attendance
Best of Couch Fest Mon Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Jian Bing Man (Dong Chengpeng) Fri-Thurs
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Sing-along

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Kabir Khan) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Angrej (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Lounge:

Mutant Hunt (Tim Kincaid, 1987) Fri Only
The New Kids (Sean S. Cunningham, 1985) Sat Only
Party Girl (Daisy von Scherler Meyer, 1995) Sun Only
The Cannonball Run (Hal Needham, 1981) Mon Only
Thunder Road (Arthur Ripley, 1958) Tues Only
The President’s Analyst (Theodore J. Flicker, 1967) Weds Only
Voyage to the End of the Universe (Jindrich Polák, 1963) Thurs Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Best of Enemies (Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

People Places Things (James C. Strouse) Fri-Thurs
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgan) Fri-Mon, Weds-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

Cop Car (Jon Watts) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Phoenix (Christian Petzold) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Cop Car (Jon Watts) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Dark Places (Gilles Paquet-Brenner) Fri-Tues
Jenny’s Wedding (Mary Agnes Donoghue) Fri-Tues Our Review
Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978) Sun & Weds Sing-along