Friday December 4 – Thursday December 10

Featured Film:

Zodiac on 35mm at the Seattle Art Museum

Bringing the Seattle Art Museum’s 38th Film Noir series to an end this week is David Fincher’s paranoid procedural Zodiac, from 2007. Like all the films in the series, this one is presented on 35mm film, an ever-increasing rarity on Seattle Screens, especially for so recent a film. Zodiac stars Robert Downey Jr, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Mark Ruffalo as reporters and investigators who become increasingly obsessed with a serial killer who sends cryptic clues and terrorizes the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Fincher and his collaborators make meticulous use of digital effects to recreate the environments of the era, but most palpable is the sense of dread, the fear that solving the crime will ultimately prove an impossibility. The darkest truth of any in film noir: that evil is truly incomprehensible.

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Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinnemann, 1953) Fri-Tues
Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) Fri-Tues

SIFF Cinema Egyptian:

Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) Fri-Thurs
Teton Gravity Research: The Sammy C Project Weds Only

Century Federal Way:

Mukhtiar Chadha (Gifty) Fri-Thurs
Judge Singh LLB
(Atharv Baluja) Fri-Thurs
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Jeremiah S. Check, 1989) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Bikes vs. Cars (Fredrik Gertten) Tues Only
Calling My Children (David Binder) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Taxi (Jafar Panahi) Fri, Sat, Mon, Weds, Thurs
Bikes vs. Cars (Fredrik Gertten) Fri-Thurs
EXcinema presents The Spaces Between Cities (Various) Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Tues
Shankarabaranum (Kona Venkat) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
Fall in Love Like a Star (Tony Chan) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain (Kate Geiss) Fri-Sun
Xenia (Panos H. Koutras) Fri-Sun
God Bless the Child (Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck) Fri Only
Next Dance Cinema (Various) Mon Only
Phoebe’s Father (John Helde) Tues Only
Tyler Oakley’s Snervous Thurs-Sun

AMC Pacific Place:

Our Times (Frankie Chen) Fri-Thurs
She Remembers, He Forgets (Adam Wong) Fri-Thurs
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990) Weds Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

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

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

WNUF Halloween Special (Chris LaMartina, Shawn Jones, James Branscome, 2013) Fri Only
The House of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997) Sat Only
A Year without Santa Claus (Rankin/Bass, 1974) Sun Only
The Long Kiss Goodnight (Renny Harlin, 1996) Sun Only
Carol for Another Christmas (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1964) Mon Only
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953) Tues Only
The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960) Weds Only
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005) Thurs Only

Seattle Art Museum:

Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007) 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

AMC Southcenter:

Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) Fri-Thurs
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990) Weds Only

Sundance Cinemas Seattle:

Life (Anton Corbijn) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson) Fri-Sun
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

East Side Sushi (Anthony Lucero) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Our Review
(Tom McCarthy) Our Review
(Ryan Coogler) Our Review
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
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) Our Review