Friday November 27 – Thursday December 3

Featured Film:

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi at the Grand Illusion

Back on the big screen after a successful run two weeks ago at the Northwest Film Forum, the acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi has smuggled another film to the outside world in contravention of his government-imposed 20 year ban on filmmaking. Driving a taxi through the streets of Teheran, digital camera attached to the dashboard, Panahi talks with a variety of locals as he maneuvers around the city’s traffic tangles. Notable passengers include his precocious niece, a dealer in bootleg DVDs, and a pair of women in a hurry to transport some goldfish. Like much of his previous work, it melts the line between fiction and reality, while documenting the poignant struggle of a artist in exile.

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Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942) Fri-Tues Our Review
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985) Fri-Weds
Difret (Zeresenay Mehari) Weds Only

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) Opens Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Mukhtiar Chadha (Gifty) Fri-Thurs
Roman Holiday
(William Wyler, 1953) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Dangerous Men (John S. Rad, 2005) Fri & Sat Only Our Review
Experimenter (Michael Almereyda) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Taxi (Jafar Panahi) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Winding Stream (Beth Harrington) Fri-Mon
In the Basement (Ulrich Seidel) Fri-Thurs
2015 Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Shorts (Various) Tues Only
The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) Thurs Only Live Score

AMC Pacific Place:

Our Times (Frankie Chen) Fri-Thurs
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) Sun & Tues Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Sooraj Barjatya) Fri-Thurs
(Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977) Fri Only
The House of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997) Sat Only
The Caine Mutiny (Edward Dmytryk, 1954) Sun Only
Documentary Room: Pick A Winner Sun Only
Chris Marker Group Mon Only

Seattle Art Museum:

Underworld USA (Samuel Fuller, 1961) Thurs Only 35mm

SIFF Film Center:

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Sun Smell-o-Vision
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Fri-Sun Quote-Along
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990) Mon Only Director Skype Q & A

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

Asthma (Jake Hoffman) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson) Fri-Thurs
Class Divide (Mark Levin) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

A Ballerina’s Tale (Nelson George) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) Sun & Tues Only

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