Friday June 10 – Thursday June 16

Featured Film:

Ali at the Century Federal Way and the AMC Southcenter

There’s still a full weekend of SIFF left to go, but sneaking onto a couple of multiplex screens this weekend is Michael Mann’s 2001 biopic about The Greatest, Muhammed Ali, starring Will Smith and featuring some of Mann’s first tentative forays into the digital video that would dominate his future filmmaking. The first thirty minutes or so are some of the best work of Mann’s career (and that’s saying something), using musical live performance footage (Sam Cooke and more) to weave together disparate spaces, emotions and unconnected actions. It’s an episodic narrative, focusing on key points in Ali’s career over ten years, from the first Liston fight to Zaire and his complex relationship with the Nation of Islam (Mario van Peebles is really good as Malcolm X, as is Jon Voight as Howard Cosell: and by the way, what a pair of friends for a guy to have!). I don’t know that anyone but Mann would make Ali this brooding, this soulful. And certainly no one else could make the end of an Ali biopic feel exactly like the end of Last of the Mohicans and Miami Vice and BlackhatAli is also playing at the Regal in Lakewood, and The Grand Cinema in Tacoma is playing the 2013 documentary The Trials of Muhammed Ali on Monday.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
The Wailing (Na Hong-jin) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Last Unicorn (Rankin & Bass, 1982) Fri-Sun, Tues Q & A Tuesday
Space Jam (Joe Pytka, 1996) Fri-Sun, Thurs
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (DA Pennebaker, 1973) Thurs Only

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program

Century Federal Way:

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
The Wailing (Na Hong-jin) Fri-Thurs
Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984) Sun & Weds Only
Ali (Michael Mann, 2001) Sat & Sun Only

Grand Cinema:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) Fri-Thurs
The Trials of Muhammed Ali (Bill Siegel, 2013) Mon Only
Pele: Birth of a Legend (Jeff & Michael Zimbalist) Tues Only
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 Weds Only
Time to Choose (Charles Ferguson) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Ones Below (David Farr) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Guild 45th:

Time to Choose (Charles Ferguson) Fri-Thurs Q & A Friday
Weiner (Josh Kriegman) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) Fri-Thurs
A…Aa (Trivikram Srinivas) Fri-Thurs
Te3n (Ribhu Dasgupta) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Viktoria (Maya Vitkova) Fri-Sun 
Work in Progress: The Long Haul (Amy Enser) Mon Only
Anna Nicole Smith: To the Limit
 (Raymond Martino, 1995) Thurs Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) Fri-Thurs
The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program

Paramount Theatre:

Chicago (Frank Urson, 1927) Mon Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Housefull 3 (Sajid-Farhad) Fri-Thurs
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
Love Me Tomorrow (Gino Santos) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Seven Gables:

Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) Fri-Thurs
Iggy Pop: Live in Basel 2015 (Roli Barlocher) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program

AMC Southcenter:

Ali (Michael Mann, 2001) Fri-Thurs
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller) Fri-Thurs
Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari) Fri-Thurs
Blackway (Daniel Alfredson) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program
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