Friday January 20 – Thursday January 26

Featured Film:

Kurosawa on 35mm at the Grand Illusion

The first movies I ever watched after I moved to Seattle were a series of Akira Kurosawa films at the Varsity. Throne of Blood and The Bad Sleep Well were among them, and it was a revelation seeing them on the big screen. Of course it was on 35mm then, digital video wasn’t a thing yet. Kurosawa remains one of the most reliable figures on the repertory film scene, but prints are becoming harder and harder to find. The Grand Illusion is one of the very few venues in town to reliably seek out and exhibit films on actual film, so take this opportunity to see a couple of great films from a great director while you can. We talked about The Bad Sleep Well on The George Sanders Show, and I wrote a little bit about Throne of Blood a long time ago.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Sailor Moon R: The Movie (Kunihiko Ikuhara, 1993) Fri-Thurs Re-edited in English

Central Cinema:

Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Fri-Weds Subtitled Tues & Weds Only
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992) Fri-Weds

Century Federal Way:

Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Fri-Thurs
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) Sat Only English Dub, Free
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World (Charles Wilkinson) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Elle (Paul Verhoeven) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs Our Review
Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosaw, 1957) Fri & Tues Only An Old Review 35mm
Sailor Moon R: The Movie (Kunihiko Ikuhara, 1993) Sat & Sun Only Re-edited in English
Saturday Secret Matinees: Presented by the Sprocket Society (Various directors & years) Sat Only 16mm
Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star (Anthony Spinelli, 1983) Sat Only
The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosaw, 1960) Sun & Weds Only Our Podcast 35mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage (DJ Caruso) Fri-Thurs Dubbed in Hindi
Khaidi No. 150 (V. V. Vinayak) Fri-Thurs
Gautamiputra Satakarni (Krish) Fri-Thurs
Shatamanam Bhavati (Satish Vegesna) Fri-Thurs
Pushpaka Vimana (S. Ravindranath) Sat & Sun Only
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death by Audio (Matthew Conboy) Fri-Weds
Deluge (Felix Feist, 1933) Fri-Sun Only
The Ardennes (Robin Pront) Fri-Sun Only
Loa (Georg Koszulinski) Weds Only Filmmaker in Attendance
Children’s Film Festival Seattle Starts Thurs Full Program

AMC Oak Tree:

Bakery in Brooklyn (Gustavo Ron) Fri-Thurs

Pacific Science Center:

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

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Sarvann (Karaan Guliani) Fri-Thurs
Dangal (Nitesh Tiwari) Fri-Thurs

Seven Gables:

Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Uptown:

Tampopo (Jûzô Itami, 1985) Fri-Sun Only

In Wide Release:

Split (M. Night Shyamalan) Our Review
Silence (Martin Scorsese) Our Review
Live by Night (Ben Affleck) Our Review
Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi) Our Review
Fences (Denzel Washington) Our Review
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) Our Review
(Barry Jenkins)  Our Review
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review