Friday December 25 – Thursday December 31

Featured Film:

Carol at the Uptown, Lincoln Square and Guild 45th.

The greatest Carol on Seattle Screens this Christmas is Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. Blanchett plays an older woman who romances a young shopgirl, played by Rooney Mara, in 1950s New York (and beyond, during one gloriously melancholic road trip West). One of the best reviewed films of the year (it placed fourth in our our survey), Haynes excels in the smallest moments, the tactile particulars of period wardrobe, the longing in a look, the flashes of light across a window, charged details that accumulate an emotional power that pushes the film far beyond its sketchy social problem film plot toward a devastatingly romantic transcendence.

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Playing This Week:


Central Cinema:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) Fri-Weds
Blade Runner – The Final Cut (Ridley Scott, 1982) Fri-Tues

Grand Cinema:

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) Fri-Thurs
Life of Brian 
(Terry Jones, 1979) Fri & Sat Only
Killing Them Safely (Nick Berardini) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Fri-Thurs 35mm

Landmark Guild 45th Theatre:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs
Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs
Diwale (Rohit Shetty) Fri-Tues
Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Tues

Regal Meridian:

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) Fri-Thurs

AMC Loews Oak Tree:

Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Mojin: The Lost Legend (Wu Ershan) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Surprise (Show Joy) Fri-Thurs
Mr. Six (Guan Hu) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs
Diwale (Rohit Shetty) Fri-Thurs
Beauty and the Bestie (Wenn V. Deramas) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

Get Crazy (Allan Arkush, 1983) Sat Only
Millions (Danny Boyle, 2005) Sun Only
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Jalmari Helander, 2010) Sun Only
Chris Marker Group Mon Only
The Dead (John Huston, 1987) Tues Only
Three Godfathers (John Ford, 1948) Weds Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Thurs Smell-o-Vision
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Fri-Thurs Quote-Along

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs
Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewish, 1971) Fri Only Sing-along
Moulin Rouge! (Bad Luhrmann, 2001) Thurs Only Sing-along

In Wide Release:

The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) Our Podcast
(Peter Landesman) Our Review
(Jason Moore) Our Review
(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
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) Our Review