Friday April 29 – Thursday May 5

Featured Film:

My Golden Days at the Northwest Film Forum

Continuing this week at the Northwest Film Forum is the latest from accomplished French director Arnold Desplechin. A coming-of-age story, it’s a kind of prequel to his 1996 film My Sex Life… or How I Got into an Argument (which I haven’t seen, yet). Mathieu Amalric plays Paul Dedalus, a middle-aged man who recalls three keys passages from his youth: his abusive mother, a teenage trip to Soviet Russia that involved some low-level spy work, and a lengthy examination of his first major love affair. Packed with Desplechin’s trademark eclectic approach to filmmaking, integrating silent movie irises and other long-abandoned techniques into the modern international art house style, with carefully nuanced and shifting characterizations and a slippery point of view, it’s a worthy follow-up to his great 21st century films A Christmas Tale and Kings & Queen.

Playing This Week:

Central Cinema:

A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964) Fri-Tues
Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) Fri-Tues

Century Federal Way:

Vaisakhi List (Sumeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
A Star is Born (George Cukor, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Invitation (Karyn Kusama) Fri & Sat Only
Touched with Fire (Paul Dalio) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Too Late (Dennis Hauck) Fri-Sat, Mon-Tues Only 35mm
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (Tony Girardin) Fri-Thurs
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) Sun, Weds & Thurs Only
(Seijun Suzuki, 1991) Sat Only 35mm Our Suzuki Podcast

Landmark Guild 45th:

Sing Street (John Carney) Fri-Thurs
The First Monday in May (Andrew Rossi) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sing Street (John Carney) Fri-Thurs
Fan (Maneesh Sharma) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Baaghi (Sabbir Khan) Fri-Thurs
A Star is Born (George Cukor, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Sing Street (John Carney) Fri-Thurs
The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) Fri – Thurs Our Podcast 

Northwest Film Forum:

My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin) Fri-Thurs
Güeros (Alonzo Ruiz Palacios) Fri Only Director in Attendance
Our Last Tango (German Kral) Fri-Mon Only
Chantal Akerman, From Here (Gustavo Beck & Leonardo Luiz Ferreira, 2012) Sat Only
From the East (Chantal Akerman, 1993) Sun Only
Down There (Chantal Akerman) Mon Only
Project Fukushima (Hikaru Fuji, 2012) Mon Only Q&A, Free Screening
Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki, 1966) Weds Only Our Suzuki Podcast
Carmen from Kawachi (Seijun Suzuki, 1966) Weds Only 35mm

AMC Pacific Place:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier Fri-Thurs Our Review
Finding Mr. Right 2 (Xue Xiaolu) Fri-Thurs
Pali Road (Jonathan Hua Lang Lim) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Max et les ferrailleurs (Claude Sautet, 1971) Thurs Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Dough (John Goldschmidt) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

Compadres (Enrique Begne) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Rio I Love You (Various) Fri-Thurs
Term Life (Peter Billingsley) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci) Mon-Thurs
Screenagers (Delaney Ruston) Thurs Only

In Wide Release:

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