Friday April 21 – Thursday April 27

Featured Film:

HyperNormalization at the Northwest Film Forum

There are a lot of highlights this week on Seattle Screens, from new releases (James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation), continuing runs (Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name.) and the next films in retrospectives on Yasujiro Ozu, David Lynch and Douglas Sirk (Good MorningBlue VelvetDune and Imitation of Life, respectively), as well as the start of the Cinerama’s big Anime Festival. But if I had to see one movie this week, it would be the Northwest Film Forum’s free screening on Saturday of Adam Curtis’s HyperNormalization. Curtis is a documentarian for the BBC, and if you’re familiar with his work, this new one won’t be anything new. It’s rather another facet in his continuing argument that our modern world is the result of elite fear, a reaction to the instability of the post-industrial world, defined by corporate and governmental desires for stability and commodification. The story this time traces the careers of Muammar Gaddafi and Donald Trump, with sidelines on Russian manipulation of media and the deadening effect of the internet and social media (Our Fake World) on movements for social change. It’s three hours of horror, humor and Brian Eno, and, flawed or incomplete as Curtis’s argument may be, it explains our present moment as well as anything else I’ve seen.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Kedi (Ceyda Torun) Fri-Tues

Central Cinema:

Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Fri-Mon Subtitled Sun & Mon Only
Airplane! (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams & Jerry Zucker, 1980) Fri-Tues


The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013) Tues Only Subtitled
Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon & Shôgo Furuya, 2003) Tues Only Subtitled
Wolf Children (Momoru Hosada, 2012) Weds Only Subtitled
Summer Wars (Momoru Hosada, 2009) Weds Only Subtitled

SIFF Egyptian:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Manje Bistre (Baljit Singh Deo) Fri-Thurs
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs
The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs
Tommy’s Honour (Jason Connery) Fri-Thurs
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996) Fri Only
The Void (Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) Sat Only
Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) Sun Only
Ayanda (Sara Blecher) Mon Only
Tanna (Martin Butler & Bentley Dean) Tues Only
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Void (Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) Sat, Weds & Thurs Only
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (David Fairhead) Sun & Mon Only
Who’s Crazy? (Thomas White, 1966) Fri-Thurs

Landmark Guild 45th:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled or Dubbed in English, Check Listings
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled
Noor (Sunhil Sippy) Fri-Thurs
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs
Tommy’s Honour (Jason Connery) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Alive and Kicking (Susan Glatzer) Fri & Sat Only
HyperNormalization (Adam Curtis) Sat Only Free
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production (Briar Levit) Weds Only

Paramount Theatre:

Selected Silent Shorts (Various) Mon Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu, 1958) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Graduation (Cristian Mungiu) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) Fri & Sat Only
Dune (David Lynch, 1984) Sat & Sun Only 35mm
Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959) Tues Only 35mm

AMC Southcenter:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled Only

Sundance Cinemas:

Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled Only
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Dash Shaw) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Queen of the Desert (Werner Herzog, 2015) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

The Lost City of Z (James Gray) Our Review
Free Fire 
(Ben Wheatley) Our Review
The Fate of the Furious 
(F. Gary Gray) Our Review