Friday November 11 – Thursday November 17

Featured Film:

Three Wisemans at the Grand Illusion and the Northwest Film Forum

The Grand Illusion and the Northwest Film Forum have once again joined forces to present a mini-series of masterpieces on 35mm. Arguably the greatest living American filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman has been churning out documentaries for almost 50 years now, not-quite-verité studies of institutions at work. His 1967 Titicut Follies, his directorial debut, about the patients at a Massachusetts institute for the criminally insane, plays at the Film Forum over the weekend, while Hospital, from 1970, and High School, from 1968, play Saturday and Thursday at the Grand Illusion. While it’s extremely tempting to crawl into the comforting space of the Central Cinema’s My Neighbor Totoro, the absurd nostalgia of Cinemark’s Space Jam, or worse, the numbing repetition of Marvel’s Doctor Strange this week, Wiseman’s observational defiance is what we need.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Beatles: 8 Days a Week (Ron Howard) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Fri-Tues In Japanese Tues Only
Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974) Fri-Tues


Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition (George Miller) Fri-Sun

SIFF Egyptian:

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur (Harry Baweja) Fri-Thurs
Space Jam (Joe Pytka, 1996) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Handmaiden (Park Chanwook) Fri-Thurs
A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm) Fri-Thurs
Harry & Snowman (Ron Davis) Fri-Thurs
The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse) Fri-Thurs
Chicken People (Nicole Lucas Haimes) Tues Only
Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971) Weds Only
Lincoln Film Festival Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Who: The Kids are Alright (Jeff Stein, 1979) Fri Only
Quadrophenia (Franc Roddam, 1979) Fri Only 35mm
High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1968) Sat & Thurs Only 35mm
Hospital (Frederick Wiseman, 1970) Sat & Thurs Only 35mm
Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound (Jef Mertens) Sat Only
Barbara Broadcast (Bradley Metzger, 1977) Mon Only
Erasures and Spaces: the revisionist films of Salise Hughes Tues Only

Landmark Guild 45th:

Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch) Fri-Thurs
The Handmaiden (Park Chanwook) Fri-Thurs
American Pastoral (Ewan McGregor) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Karan Johar) Fri-Thurs
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (Gautham Menon) Fri-Thurs Tamil
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (Gautham Menon) Fri-Thurs Telugu
Rock On 2 (Shujaat Saudagar) Fri-Thurs
Space Jam (Joe Pytka, 1996) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Karan Johar) Fri-Sun

Northwest Film Forum:

Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman, 1967) Fri-Sun 35mm
We Are X (Stephen Kijak) Fri-Sun
My King (Maïwenn) Fri-Sun
The Seventh Fire (Jack Pettibone Riccobono) Sat Only
A Thousand Cuts: Film Collector Book Release and Archival Screening Sat Only
Theo Who Lived (David Schisgall) Weds Only Subject in Attendance
If There’s a Hell Below (Nathan Williams) Weds & Thurs Only Director in Attendance Thursday
A Rendering Thurs Only
Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce) Thurs-Sat

AMC Pacific Place:

Mr. Donkey (Lu Liu & Shen Zhou) Fri-Thurs

Pacific Science Center:

Voyage of Time (IMAX) (Terrence Malick) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur  (Harry Baweja) Fri-Thurs
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Karan Johar) Fri-Thurs
Rock On 2 (Shujaat Saudagar) Fri-Thurs
I’m Not Ashamed (Brian Baugh) Fri-Thurs
Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend (Jun Robles Lana) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

The Prowler (Joseph Losey, 1951) Thurs Only 35mm

Seven Gables:

A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

2016 Seattle Shorts Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program

Sundance Cinemas:

Aquarius (Kleber Menonça Filho) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Christine (Antonio Campos) Fri-Thurs
Don’t Think Twice (Mike Birbiglia) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Cinema Uptown:

Cinema Italian Style Fri-Thurs Full Program
The Handmaiden (Park Chanwook) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Coming through the Rye (James Steven Sadwith) Fri-Thurs
Don’t Look Down (Daniel Gordon) Fri-Thurs
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi) Fri-Thurs