Friday February 19th – Thursday February 25th

Featured Film:

The Arabian Nights at the SIFF Film Center

One of the very best films of 2015 finally appears this week on Seattle Screens, with the debut of director Miguel Gomes’s three-part, six hour panorama of contemporary Portugal. Taking the story of Scheherazade as a starting point, Gomes weaves together a series of tales of varying degrees of realism (neo-, magical, sur-) to tell the story of austerity-era Portugal. A world of priapic businessmen, wandering bandits, ghost dogs, pyromaniac lovers, psychic roosters, outrageous court proceedings, an unbelievable amount of chaffinches and much much more, with a perfect soundtrack (“Perfida”, “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”, “Say You, Say me”) and soulful performances, it’s the masterpiece of sad absurdity our world demands.

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988) Fri-Tues
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949) Fri-Tues

Century Federal Way:

A Violent Prosecutor (Lee Il-hyung) Fri-Thurs
Channo Kamli Yaar Di (Pankaj Batra) Fri-Thurs
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (Andrew Horn) Fri-Thurs
The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only
EXcinema Group Show Tues Only

Landmark Guild 45th Theatre:

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

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Krishnashtami (Vasu Varma) Fri-Thurs
Neerja (Ram Madhvani) Fri-Thurs
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (Hanu Raghavapudi) Fri-Thurs
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) Sun & Weds Only
Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Fri-Thurs
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Fri-Thurs Our Review
Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (Enrique Begne) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Fri-Thurs
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Fri-Thurs Our Review
Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (Enrique Begne) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Ruined Heart (Khavn De La Cruz) Fri-Weds
In Football We Trust (Tony Vainuku) Sat Only
Seattle Asian-American Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program
Morphine: Journey of Dreams (Mark Shuman) Weds 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:

The Mermaid (Stephen Chow) Fri-Thurs
The Monkey King 2 (Soi Cheang) Fri-Thurs

The Paramount Theatre:

Lime Kiln Club Field Day (T. Hayes Hunter, Edwin Middleton, & Sam Corker Jr., 1913) Mon Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Walang Forever (Dan Villegas) Fri-Thurs
Ip Man 3 (Wilson Yip) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Fri-Thurs
Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films Fri-Thurs Our Review
Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (Enrique Begne) Fri-Thurs

Scarecrow Video Screening Room:

Psychos in Love (Gorman Bechard, 1987) Fri Only
Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) Sat Only
Hallelujah (King Vidor, 1929) Sun Only
Venus Beauty Institute (Tonie Marshall, 2000) Sun Only
Pretty Poison (Noel Black, 1968) Mon Only
Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942) Tues Only
Grindhouse Nostalgia Weds Only
Ma vie en rose (Alain Berliner, 1997) Thurs Only

Seattle Art Museum:

For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Son of Saul (László Nemes) Fri-Thurs
Rams (Grímur Hákonarson) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Arabian Nights Vol. 1-3 (Miguel Gomes) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Rolling Papers (Mitch Dickman) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Boy and the World (Alê Abreu, 2013) Fri-Weds Our Review
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Peter Greenaway) Fri-Thurs
Theeb (Naji Abu Nowar) Mon Only
The Human Face of Big Data (Sandy Smolan) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (Emily Ting) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

The Witch (Robert Eggers) Our Review
Hail, Caesar!
 (Joel & Ethan Coen) Our Review
13 Hours 
(Michael Bay) Our Review
The Revenant 
(Alejandro González Iñárritu) Our Review
The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) Our Podcast
Sisters 
(Jason Moore) Our Review
Brooklyn 
(John Crowley) Our Review
Spotlight 
(Tom McCarthy) Our Review
Creed 
(Ryan Coogler) Our Review
Bridge of Spies
 (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Martian (Ridley Scott) Our Review
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