Friday September 11 – Thursday September 17


Featured Film:

Queen of Earth  at the Sundance Cinemas

Director Alex Ross Perry’s latest is a variation on the female psychological dramas of the late 60s and 1970s, in the vein of Persona or 3 Women, with the ultra-black comic spirit of Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy (Repulsion in particular). But far from a mere pastiche, the film is gorgeously shot (those pale 70s colors!) and edited (those dissolves!) and anchored by two dynamite performances, from Inherent Vice‘s Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Moss, who is proving that she might well be the best actress working in Hollywood today. (Our Review)
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Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Central Cinema:

The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Fri-Weds
This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) Fri-Weds Our Review


My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Fri Only
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer, 1982) Fri Only
Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999) Fri Only
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) Sat Only
Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986) Sat Only
Blade Runner: the Final Cut (Ridley Scott, 1982) Sat Only
Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1989) Sat Only
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun Only
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962) Sun Only
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) Sun Only
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) Sun Only
Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986) Mon Only
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) Tues Only
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Tues Only
Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) Tues Only
The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973) Weds Only
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) Weds Only
The Hunt for Red October (John McTiernan, 1990) Weds Only
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) Thurs Only

Crest Cinema Center:

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

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

The Beauty Inside (Baek Jong-yeol) Fri-Weds

Grand Cinema:

Phoenix (Christian Petzold) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs
Noble (Stephen Bradley) Tues Only
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

A Poem is a Naked Person (Les Blank, 1974) Mon-Thurs
Top Spin (Sara Newens & Mina T. Son) Tues & Weds Only
Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Takahiko Kyogoku) Sat-Mon Only

Landmark Guild 45th:

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Hero (Nikhil Advani) Fri-Weds
Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Weds
Bhale Bhale Magadivoi (Maruthi) Fri-Weds
Welcome Back (Anees Bazmee) Fri-Weds

Regal Meridian:

Irrational Man (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Mend (John Magary, 2014) Fri-Thurs
City Stories Youth Videos and Even The Walls: Seventy Years at Yesler Terrace Mon Only Filmmakers in Attendance

AMC Pacific Place:

Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

Kirkland Parkplace Cinema:

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Meru (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs
Ex with Benefits (Gino M. Santos) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Lounge:

Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987) Fri Only
Miss Representation (Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 2011) Sat Only
Real Women Have Curves (Patricia Cardoso, 2002) Sat Only
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991) Sun Only
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons, 1997) Mon Only
Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi, 1963) Weds Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

We Come as Friends (Hubert Sauper) Fri-Thurs
Station to Station (Doug Aitken) Fir-Sun
Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley) Mon-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry) Fri-Thurs  Our Review
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Alex Gibney) Fri-Thurs
Slow Learners (Sheena M. Joyce & Don Argott) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Phoenix (Christian Petzold) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975) Weds Only
It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting) Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

Dragon Blade (Daniel Lee) Fri-Thurs