Friday August 21 – Thursday August 27

Featured Film:

Phoenix at the SIFF Uptown Cinemas

Our featured film for the second week in a row (thus are the dog days of summer), 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:

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Fri-Tues
Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2001) Fri-Tues

Crest Cinema Center:

Love and Mercy (Bill Pohlad) Fri-Thurs Our Interview

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

Star Leaf (Richard Cranor) Sat Midnight Only
Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Opens Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Assassination (Choi Donghoon) Fri-Thurs
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Irrational Man (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Felix Herngren, 2013) Fri-Thurs
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs
I am Big Bird (Dave LaMattina & Chad N. Walker) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Jellyfish Eyes (Takashi Murakami, 2013) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Guild 45th:

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

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

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

Northwest Film Forum:

Bike-in at Naked City Brewery Sat Only
Project Metalbeast: DNA Overload (Alessandro De Gaetano, 1995) Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Angrej (Simerjit Singh) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Lounge:

Contamination (Luigi Cozzi, 1980) Fri Only
Lady Terminator (H. Tjut Djalil, 1989) Sat Only
The Bedroom Window (Curtis Hanson, 1987) Mon Only
To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955) Tues Only
Dudes (Penelope Spheeris, 1987) Weds Only
Princess Chang Ping (John Woo, 1976) Thurs Only Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Anima State (Hammad Khan) Thurs Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

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

SIFF Film Center:

Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley) Fri-Thurs
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) Sat Only
The Wild One (László Benedek, 1953) Sat Only
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola) Sun Only

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs
Being Evel (Daniel Junge) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Phoenix (Christian Petzold) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Guidance (Pat Mills) Fri-Thurs
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2013) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich) Fri-Thurs