Friday August 12 – Thursday August 18

Featured Film:

Cockfighter at the Grand Illusion

There’s a lot of worthwhile repertory picks this week on Seattle Screens, including Blue Velvet and Blood Simple at the Uptown, a trio of Patrick Swayze classics at the Central Cinema and the Joe Hisaishi score of Buster Keaton’s The General that didn’t quite make it to SIFF getting a make-up pair of shows at the Uptown. But the must-see movie of the week is the Grand Illusion’s 35mm presentation of Monte Hellman’s 1974 classic Cockfighter, featuring a career-best performance from the great Warren Oates. Overshadowed by his 1971 masterpiece Two-Lane Blacktop, not least because of its cruel subject matter, it’s no less a brilliant exploration of the weirdness and beauty to be found at the margins of America. It plays Saturday night only, paired with the Grand Illusion’s week-long run of a new restoration of the 1960 Oates film Private Property.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Indignation (James Schamus) Fri-Thurs
Gleason (J. Clay Tweel) Fri-Thurs
Operation Chromite (John H. Lee) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
Harriet the Spy (Bronwen Hughes 1996) Weds Only

Central Cinema:

Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) Fri-Tues
Road House (Rowdy Herrington, 1989) Fri-Tues
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (Beeban Kidron, 1995) Weds  Only

Century Federal Way:

Operation Chromite (John H. Lee) Fri-Thurs
Rustom (Tinu Suresh Desai) Fri-Thurs
Animal House (John Landis, 1978) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
The Kind Words (Shemi Zarhin) Tues Only
A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Private Property (Leslie Stevens, 1960) Fri-Thurs
Lunch Meat (Kirk Alex, 1987) Fri Only VHS
Cockfighter (Monte Hellman, 1974) Sat Only 35mm

Landmark Guild 45th:

Indignation (James Schamus) Fri-Thurs
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) Fri-Thurs
Indignation (James Schamus) Fri-Thurs
Rustom (Tinu Suresh Desai) Fri-Thurs
Babu Bangaram (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs
Mohenjo Daro (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs
Animal House (John Landis, 1978) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Pelli Chupulu (Tharun Bhascker) Fri-Thurs
Gleason (J. Clay Tweel) Fri-Thurs
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) Fri-Thurs
Indignation (James Schamus) Fri-Thurs
Rustom (Tinu Suresh Desai) Fri-Thurs
Operation Chromite (John H. Lee) Fri-Thurs
Mohenjo Daro (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

‘Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing) Starts Weds

AMC Oak Tree:

Gleason (J. Clay Tweel) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

My Best Friend’s Wedding (Chen Feihong) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs
Café Society (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
Rustom (Tinu Suresh Desai) Fri-Thurs
Mohenjo Daro (Maruthi) Fri-Thurs
How to Be Yours (Dan Villegas) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Seven Gables:

Our Little Sister (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

My Love, Don’t Cross That River (Jin Mo-Young) Fri-Sun
Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Clément Cogitore) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

Operation Chromite (John H. Lee) Fri-Thurs
Gleason (J. Clay Tweel) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs
Café Society (Woody Allen) Fri-Thurs
Amateur Night (Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) Fri-Mon, Weds
Blood Simple (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1984) Fri-Mon, Weds-Thurs
The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926) Sat & Sun Only Joe Hisaishi Score
Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
Tattoo Nation (Eric Schwartz, 2013) Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
Animal House (John Landis, 1978) Weds Only
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