Friday February 12th – Thursday February 18th

Featured Film:

The Seattle Screen Valentine Scene

As usual, local theatres around town have assembled a vast array of date movies this holiday weekend. The highlight of the bunch is Claire Denis’s debut feature Chocolat, playing at the Northwest Film Forum (do not confuse it with the Lasse Hallström film!) in a new 35mm print. Also at the NWFF is the latest from French director Philippe Garrel, In the Shadow of Women, an examination of the most essential and timeless element of all French cinema, infidelity. Another French classic plays at the SIFF Uptown, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, one of the more remarkable fantasy films ever made. They’ve matched it with Hal Ashby’s perennial favorite Harold & Maude. The 1980s are well-represented this holiday season with John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink at the Cinemark Theatres (forget Ducky and Blaine, we all know Molly Ringwald belonged with Annie Potts) and Cameron Crowe’s Seattle-set Say Anything, playing at the Central Cinema. Also at the Central, Tony Scott’s True Romance from a script by Quentin Tarantino, featuring the most romantic closing lines in all of 1990s Hollywood cinema.

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Say Anything (Cameron Crowe, 1989) Fri-Tues
True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Boy and the World (Alê Abreu, 2013) Fri-Weds Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Pretty in Pink (John Hughes, 1986) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Sat-Tues Our Review
A Fish Called Wanda (Charles Crichton, 1988) Sun Only
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu) Fri-Thurs
VHS Über Alles presents The Demon Lover (Donald G. Jackson & Jerry Younkins, 1983 Fri Only VHS
The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only
The Best of VHSEX (Various) Sat Only VHS

Landmark Guild 45th Theatre:

Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Fri-Thurs
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Fri-Thurs Our Review

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Fitoor (Abhishek Kapoor) Fri-Thurs
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (Hanu Raghavapudi) Fri-Thurs
Pretty in Pink (John Hughes, 1986) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Chocolat (Claire Denis, 1988) Fri-Sun 35mm
In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel) Fri-Sun
Never Get Tired: The Bomb the Music Industry! Story (Sara Crow) Weds Only
Ruined Heart (Khavn De La Cruz) Weds-Weds
The Anthropologist (Daniel Miller) Thurs Only

AMC Loews Oak Tree:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Ip Man 3 (Wilson Yip) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Monkey King 2 (Soi Cheang) Fri-Thurs
From Vegas to Macau III (Andrew Lau & Wong Jing) Fri-Thurs

The Paramount Theatre:

The Big Parade (King Vidor, 1925) Mon Only Our Podcast

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Everything About Her (Bb. Joyce Bernal) Fri-Thurs
Fitoor (Abhishek Kapoor) Fri-Thurs
Ip Man 3 (Wilson Yip) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

The Pink Angels (Larry G. Brown, 1972) Sat Only
It (Clarence G. Badger, 1927) Sun Only
Brother (Aleksey Balabanov, 1997) Sun Only
My Demon Lover (Charlie Loventhal, 1987) Mon Only
The Pursuit of Happyness (Gabriele Muccino, 2006) Tues Only
The Oscar (Russell Rouse, 1966) Weds Only
Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) Thurs Only

Seattle Art Museum:

Sandra of a Thousand Delights (Luchino Visconti, 1966) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Son of Saul (László Nemes) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968) Fri Only
The Craft (Andrew Fleming, 1996) Fri Only
Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968) Sat Only
The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971) Sat Only

Sundance Cinemas:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman) Fri-Thurs
Southbound (Various) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946) Fri-Sun
Harold & Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) Fri-Sun
Office in 3D (Johnnie To) Mon Only Our Review Our Podcast 
The Human Face of Big Data (Sandy Smolan) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs Our Review

In Wide Release:

Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen) Our Review
13 Hours 
(Michael Bay) Our Review
The Revenant 
(Alejandro González Iñárritu) Our Review
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