Friday January 1 – Thursday January 7

Featured Film:

Carol at the Uptown, Lincoln Square, Meridian 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:

Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985) Sat-Tues
Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995) Sat-Tues

Century Federal Way:

The Himalayas (Lee Seokhoon) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) Fri-Thurs
The Messenger 
(Su Rynard) Tues Only
Killing Them Safely (Nick Berardini) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson) Fri-Thurs
Flowers (Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Guild 45th Theatre:

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

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs
Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

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

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs
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:

Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov, 1975) Fri Only
New Year’s Evil (Emmett Alston, 1980) Sat Only
The Hobbit (Rankin-Bass, 1977) Sun Only
Cold Water (Olivier Assayas, 1994) Sun Only
Cría Cuervos (Carlos Saura, 1977) Mon Only
Hellraiser II: Hellbound (Tony Randel, 1988) Tues Only
Outcast of the Islands (Carol Reed, 1952) Weds Only
The Wicker Man (Neil LaBute, 2006) Tues Only

Seattle Art Museum:

Il Grido (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) Fri-Thurs Our Review

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

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Carol (Todd Haynes) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

The Hateful 8 (Quentin Tarantino) Our Review
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