Friday April 28 – Thursday May 4

Featured Film:

Baahubali 2 at Various Multiplexes

One of the most-anticapted movies of 2017 opens this week at the Lincoln Square, the Meridian, the Parkway Plaza in Tukwila, the Century in Federal Way and the AMC in Lynnwood (along with a handful of other theatres in outlying areas). The sequel to the 2015 epic Baahubali: The BeginningBaahubali 2: The Conclusion promises more of the same from director SS Rajamouli: lush romance, bloody battles, and a fantastical CGI mise-en-scène beyond the bounds of acceptability in decrepit Hollywood. In the first part, a young man of immense strength named Shividu, living in an isolated village, discovered that he was the disinherited prince of a glorious kingdom. A lengthy flashback revealed the treachery of his uncle in (probably) murdering his father after a mighty battle in which Shividu’s father was declared king. We’ll have at least one review of the movie up this week as soon as we can see it. Note that there are three different versions playing around town, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film was made in Telugu, and tickets for it in that language are the most expensive, followed in price by tickets for the shows in Tamil, and finally Hindi,  which appear to be regularly priced. The movie is only playing in its original Telugu version at Cinemark/Century theatres.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi
The Mayor (Park Inje) Fri-Thurs
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Kedi (Ceyda Torun) Fri-Thurs
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Robocop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) Fri-Mon, Weds
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985) Fri-Mon

Cinerama:

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki & Masayuki, 2007) Fri Only
Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Fri Only
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) Fri & Mon Only
Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sat Only English Dubbed
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sat Only
The Red Turtle (Michaël Dudok de Wit, 2016) Sat Only
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirō Watanabe, 2001) Sat Only
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1996) Sat & Tues Only
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun Only
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) Sun Only
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) Sun Only
Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) Sun Only
From Up on Poppy Hill (Gorô Miyazaki, 2011) Mon Only
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Mon Only
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) Fri & Mon Only
The Secret World of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010) Tues Only
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) Tues Only Our Podcast
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1996) Sat & Tues Only
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Weds Only
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) Sun Only Our Podcast
Paprika (Satoshi Kon, 2006) Weds Only

SIFF Egyptian:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi, Tamil & Telgu, Check Listings
Manje Bistre (Baljit Singh Deo) Fri-Thurs
The Mayor (Park Inje) Fri-Thurs
Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Tommy’s Honour (Jason Connery) Fri-Thurs
Raw (Julia Ducournau) Fri & Sat Only
The Midnight Orchestra (Jerome Cohen-Olivar, 2015) Mon Only
Karl Marx City (Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker (III)) Tues Only Directors in Attendance
Ayanda (Sara Blecher) Mon Only
Tanna (Martin Butler & Bentley Dean) Tues Only
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Transfiguration (Michael O’Shea) 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:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi, Tamil & Telgu, Check Listings
Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi
Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Karl Marx City (Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker (III)) Fri Only Directors in Attendance
Shungu: The Resilience of a People (Saki Mafundikwa, 2009) Sun Only Director in Attendance
Punishment Park (Peter Watkins, 1971) Weds Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Love Off the Cuff (Pang Ho-cheung) Fri-Thurs
Battle of Memories (Leste Chen) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi
Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

Graduation (Cristian Mungiu) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Film Center:

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Dash Shaw) Fri-Sun Our Review
Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006) Thurs Only

AMC Southcenter:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs

Sundance Cinemas:

Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

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

SIFF Uptown:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Mon, Tues & Thurs Only Our Review Subtitled Only
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Dash Shaw) Mon-Thurs Our Review 
NFFTY 2017 Fri-Sun Full Program
Cinema Twain (Val Kilmer) Thurs Only Val Kilmer in person

Varsity Theatre:

Queen of the Desert (Werner Herzog, 2015) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Below Her Mouth (April Mullen) Fri-Thurs
Voice from the Stone (Eric D. Howell) Fri-Thurs

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
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