Friday November 20 – Thursday November 26

Featured Film:

In Jackson Heights at the Northwest Film Forum

The latest release from the venerable and prolific documentarian Frederick Wiseman is always a highlight of the film year. Following up last year’s look at London’s National Gallery art museum, Wiseman broadens his focus to an entire neighborhood of Queens. Expect long, carefully but not obviously composed images of people at work, everyday life captured seemingly on the fly, but within a minutely calibrated structure. Despite their appearance and lack of explicit narration (no interviews, no on-screen titles) Wiseman’s films are the opposite of the fly-on-the-wall cinema-verité ideal with which they’re often confused. There’s always an argument being made, there’s always a story he’s telling.
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Playing This Week:


Central Cinema:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987) Fri-Tues
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001) Fri-Tues

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

By the Sea (Angelina Jolie-Pitt) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Oklahoma! (Fred Zinnemann, 1955) Sun & Weds Only Our Review

Grand Cinema:

The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert) Fri-Thurs
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Sat Morning Only
Brave Miss World (Cecilia Peck) Mon Only
Rosenwald (Aviva Kempner) Tues Only
Brooklyn (John Crowley) Starts Weds

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Moana with Sound (Robert Flaherty, 1926/Monica Flaherty, 1980) Fri-Thurs Our Review
VHS Uber Alles presents Action USA (John Stewart, 1989) Sat Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Fri-Thurs
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 
(Sooraj Barjatya) Fri-Thurs
Oklahoma! (Fred Zinnemann, 1955) Sun & Weds Only Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman) Fri-Thurs
Entertainment (Rick Alverson) Fri-Thurs Our Review
What is It? (Crispin Hellion Glover, 2005) Fri Only 35mm with Performance, Q & A, Slide Show, etc
Marlowe’s Cabinet of Curiosities (Various, 1942-2014) Sun Only 16mm + Video

AMC Pacific Place:

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Fri-Thurs
The Last Women Standing (Luo Luo) Fri-Thurs
A Journey through Time with Anthony (Janet Chun) Fri-Thurs
Our Times (Frankie Chen) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Sooraj Barjatya) Fri-Thurs
Heneral Luna
 (Jerrold Tarog) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani, 1974) Fri Only
Skins (Chris Eyre, 2002) Sat Only
Reel Injun (Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge & Jeremiah Hayes, 2009) Sun Only
Dutch (Peter Faiman, 1991) Sun Only
Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958) Mon Only
The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014) Tues Only
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987) Weds Only

SIFF Film Center:

The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien) Fri-Sun, Weds Our ReviewOur Other Review 
(T)error (David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral) Fri-Sun, Weds
Criminal Activities (Jackie Earle Haley) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Fri-Thurs
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Fri-Thurs
Criminal Activities (Jacie Earle Haley) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson) Fri-Thurs
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien) Sun-Tues Our ReviewOur Other Review
(T)error (David Felix Sutcliffe, Lyric R. Cabral) Mon-Tues
Aferim! (Radu Jude) Fri & Sun Only
Romanian Film Festival Fri-Sun
Internet Cat Video Festival Mon-Weds

Varsity Theatre:

A Ballerina’s Tale (Nelson George) Fri-Tues Our Review

In Wide Release:

Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Martian (Ridley Scott) Our Review
Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review