Friday April 22 – Thursday April 28

Featured Film:

Wim Wenders and Chantal Akerman at SIFF

Following up their co-presentation with the Northwest Film Forum of a weeks-long retrospective of the films of German director Wim Wenders earlier this spring, SIFF this week is playing at the Uptown a condensed version of the series, a kind of Wenders Greatest Hits, with four of his best-known films. Paris, TexasWings of Desire and The American Friend are the familiar titles, but the real gem is a second chance at seeing the recently restored five hour Director’s Cut of his 1991 sci-fi epic Until the End of the World. At the same time, the SIFF Film Center is kicking off a two-week series on the late Belgian director Chantal Akerman. They’re playing her final film, No Home Movie, along with a documentary about Akerman called I Don’t Belong Anywhere. next week the Northwest Film Forum continues the series with From the East (D’Est), Down There (Là-bas) and a second documentary, Chantal Akerman, From Here. We talked about Akerman and her film Je, tu, il, elle last fall on The George Sanders Show.

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

Pretty in Pink (Howard Deutch, 1986) Fri-Tues
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) Fri-Weds

SIFF Egyptian:

Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993) Sat Midnight Only

Century Federal Way:

Sarrainodu (Boyapati Srinu) Fri-Thurs
Vaisakhi List (Sumeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Saving Face (Alice Wu, 2004) Sun Only
Rolling Papers (Mitch Dickman) Tues Only
The Hand that Feeds (Robin Blotnick & Rachel Lears) Weds Only Filmmaker Q & A
Red Wolf Revival (Roshan Patel) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Too Late (Dennis Hauck) Fri-Thurs 35mm
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) Sat, Mon & Tues Only
VHS Über Alles presents Rocktober Blood (Beverly Sebastian, 1984) Fri Only VHS
Zigeurnerweisen (Seijun Suzuki, 1980) Sat Only 35mm
(Seijun Suzuki, 1981) Sun Only 35mm Our Suzuki Podcast

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Theri (Atlee Kumar) Fri-Thurs
Fan (Maneesh Sharma) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Laal Rang (Syed Ahmed Afzal) Fri-Thurs
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Chongqing Hot Pot (Yang Qing) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) Fri – Thurs Our Podcast 
Fan (Maneesh Sharma) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin) Fri-Thurs
As You Like It (Michael Elliott & Ronald Eyre, 1963) Sat Only Free Screening
The Taming of the Shrew (David Richards, 2005) Sun Only
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 1977) Tues Only 35mm
Tattooed Life (Seijun Suzuki, 1965) Weds Only 35mm
David Domingo: A Super 8 Odyssey Thurs Only Director in Attendance

AMC Pacific Place:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier Fri-Thurs Our Review
New York, New York (Luo Dong) Fri-Thurs
Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 1984) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Fan (Maneesh Sharma) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Les choses de la vie (Claude Sautet, 1970) Thurs Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

The First Monday in May (Andrew Rossi) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (Marianne Lambert) Fri-Thurs

AMC Southcenter:

Compadres (Enrique Begne) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier Fri-Thurs Our Review
Louder than Bombs (Joachim Trier) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi, 2006) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov) Fri-Thurs Our Review
April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci) Fri-Thurs
The Glamour & The Squalor (Marq Evans) Fri Only
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984) Fri & Mon Only
The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977) Fri & Weds Only
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1988) Sun, Tues & Weds Only
Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1991) Sun Only Director’s Cut

Varsity Theatre:

Precious Cargo (Max Adams) Fri-Thurs
Sky (Fabienne Berthaud) Fri-Thurs
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater) Our Review Our Other Review