Friday September 16 – Thursday September 22

Featured Film:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the Grand Cinema

John Ford’s last great Western (assuming 7 Women doesn’t count), in many ways a repudiation of the genre, trading the vast expanses of Monument Valley for the claustrophobic interiors of a frontier town. Not an epic of revenge, but a psychological investigation forms the framework of one of his greatest studies of community-building. James Stewart plays a lawyer attempting to bring law and order to a remote village, where John Wayne is the gruff man of action. The two compete for the love of Vera Miles, and oppose the chaotic menace that is Lee Marvin. A film that becomes more inexplicable the closer you get to it, I guess it might as well be Ford’s Vertigo. It plays Wednesday only at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma, with a special discussion following the evening show.

Playing This Week:

AMC Loews Alderwood:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975) Fri & Sat Only Quote-Along

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1999) Fri-Mon In Japanese Sun & Mon
Tremors (Ron Underwood, 1990) Fri-Tues
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Thurs Only


70mm Film Festival Fri-Mon Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Dharam Yudh Morcha (Naresh S. Garg) Fri-Thurs
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Indignation (James Schamus) Fri-Thurs
Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs
Complete Unknown (Joshua Marston) Fri-Thurs
Charlotte’s Web (Charles A. Nichols & Iwao Takamoto) Sat Only Free Doughnuts!
The Beatles: 8 Days a Week (Ron Howard) Sun Only
Gleason (Clay Tweel) Tues Only
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

In Order of Disappearance (Hans Petter Moland) Fri-Thurs
Attack of the Killer Refrigerator with Love Drugs & Violence Sat Only VHS

Landmark Guild 45th:

The Hollars (John Krasinski) Fri-Thurs
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Baar Baar Dekho (Nitya Mehra) Fri-Thurs
Jyo Achyutananda (Srinivas Avasarala) Fri-Thurs
Pink (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) Fri-Thurs
Nirmala Convent (G. Naga Koteswara Rao) Fri-Thurs
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Cock and Bull (Cao Baoping) Fri-Thurs
Jyo Achyutananda (Srinivas Avasarala) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank (Laura Israel) Fri-Sun
Chatty Catties (Pablo Valencia) Sat Only
Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley: Heidi (Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley, 1992) Sat Only
The 19th Local Sightings Film Festival Starts Thurs Full Program

AMC Pacific Place:

S Storm (David Lam) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Pink (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) Fri-Thurs
No Manches Frida (Nacho Garcia Velilla) Fri-Thurs
Camp Sawi (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs
Baar Baar Dekho (Nitya Mehra) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Seven Gables:

Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

Department Q Trilogy (Mikkel Nørgaard) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs

AMC Southcenter:

Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs
Southside with You (Richard Tanne) Fri-Thurs
Max Rose (Daniel Noah, 2013) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig) Fri-Thurs
Other People (Chris Kelly) Fri-Thurs
Mr. Church (Bruce Beresford) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig) Fri-Thurs
The Beatles: 8 Days a Week (Ron Howard) Fri-Thurs
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (Pieter van Huystee) Fri-Thurs
/fterForever (Charlebois / Hostynek) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

Disorder (Alice Winocour) Fri-Thurs
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs
Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Weds Only