Friday July 22 – Thursday July 28

Featured Film:

King Hu and Noir City at the SIFF Uptown and Egyptian

Sneaking into the Uptown for a mere one show apiece on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are two of the greatest Chinese language films of all-time. King Hu‘s Dragon Gate Inn perfected the wuxia genre in 1968. It’s a propulsive, meticulous action film that set the standard for the next 50 years of martial arts film, inspiring remakes and homages from Ang Lee, Tsai Ming-liang and Tsui Hark (who has remade it at least twice). Hu followed it up three years later with A Touch of Zen, which not only improved on the action, but transformed the generic material into a abstract exploration of transcendence and faith. There is likely to be no film on Seattle Screens this year that will benefit more from being seen on the big screen.
In an embarrassment of riches, SIFF is also presenting Eddie Muller’s traveling Noir City festival all this week at the Egyptian. Structured as a series of old-style double features (prestige A-picture along with a shorter, cheaper B-movie), highlights include: I Wake Up Screaming, This Gun for Hire, The 7th Victim, Scarlet Street, My Name is Julia Ross, The Dark Corner, The Reckless Moment and Gun Crazy. All 18 films in the series are playing on 35mm.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Brad Silberling, 2004) Weds Only

Central Cinema:

The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen, 1984) Fri-Tues
Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain, 2001) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Noir City 2016: Film Noir From A to B Fri-Thurs Full Program 35mm

Century Federal Way:

Kabali (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs In Tamil with subtitles & Telugu without subtitles, check showtimes
Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho) Fri-Thurs
Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffer, 1968) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Swiss Army Man (Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
Genius (Michael Grandage) Fri-Thurs
Our Kind of Traitor (Susanna White) Fri-Thurs
Dough (John Goldschmidt) Fri-Thurs
The Confirmation (Bob Nelson) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Land and Shade (César Augusto Acevedo) Fri-Thurs
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale  Sat & Sun Only
Cinememory: Negotiating the Past Through Film Tues Only Video

Landmark Guild 45th:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
Café Society (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
Café Society (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
Sultan (Ali Abbas Zafar) Fri-Thurs
Kabali (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs In Tamil with subtitles & Telugu without subtitles, check showtimes
Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffer, 1968) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

One Night Only (Matt Wu) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Cold War 2 (Longman Leung & Sunny Luk) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
Swiss Army Man (Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Legend (Ridley Scott, 1985) Sat Only Live Soundtrack
Selections from Pioneers of African-American Cinema Weds Only Members Only
The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971) Sat Only Live Soundtrack

AMC Pacific Place:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
For a Few Bullets (Anzi Pan) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Café Society (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Sultan (Ali Abbas Zafar) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Arsenic & Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944) Thurs Only

Landmark Seven Gables:

Life, Animated (Roger Ross Williams) Fri-Thurs
Tickled (David Farrier & Dylan Reeve) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady) Fri-Thurs
Tikkun (Avishai Sivan) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs
Swiss Army Man (Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Music of Strangers (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé) Fri-Thurs
Eat that Question (Thorsten Schütte) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

A Touch of Zen (King Hu, 1971) Fri-Sun Our Podcast
Dragon Gate Inn (King Hu, 1968) Fri-Sun Our Review
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
Beta Test (Nicholas Gyeney) Fri-Sun
48 Hour Film Project Mon-Weds

Varsity Theatre:

Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffer, 1968) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski) Our Review
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