Friday May 5 – Thursday May 11

Featured Film:

A Quiet Passion at the Seven Gables, the Meridian and the Grand

One of our favorite movies of 2016, which Evan wrote about last fall at the Vancouver Film Festival and which we also discussed on the latest episode of The Frances Farmer Show, finally opens here at the Seven Gables and the Meridian and in Tacoma at the Grand. It’s an Emily Dickinson biopic starring Cynthia Nixon and directed by Terence Davies that is simultaneously a classical literary biography and a distinctly Davies kind of film, and somewhat surprisingly, is as bitingly funny as any film released last year. There are a couple of fine Chinese romantic comedies at the Pacific Place in Love Off the Cuff and This Is Not What I Expected, and we haven’t yet made it out to Herman Yau’s Shock Wave or Baahubali 2 (although everyone else seems to have seen it), but I doubt there’s anything better to do in town this week than see A Quiet Passion.

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
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971) Fri-Mon
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (Danny Leiner, 2004) Fri-Mon
Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch, 1992) Weds Only Our Podcast

SIFF Egyptian:

Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld) Tues Only

AMC Factoria:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi

Century Federal Way:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Tamil & Telgu, Check Listings
Manje Bistre (Baljit Singh Deo) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Podcast
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
The Devil’s Candy (Sean Byrne) Sat Only
The Kind Words (Shemi Zarhin) Mon Only
Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld) Tues Only Live Music & Discussion

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Buster’s Mal Heart (Sarah Adina Smith) Fri-Thurs
Red May: Capitalism, Technology, Subjectivity Sun Only Panel Discussion

Landmark Guild 45th:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Subtitled
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Juho Kuosmanen) Fri-Thurs
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
Babu Baaga Busy (Naveen Medaram) Fri & Sat Only

Regal Meridian:

Baahubali 2 (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Podcast
Shock Wave (Herman Yau) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (Matt Tyrnauer) Fri-Thurs
Starless Dreams (Mehrdad Oskouei) Sun Only
Searching Skies and other Shorts Weds Only Filmmaker in Attendance
Glen and Randa (Jim McBride, 1971) Weds Only 35mm
Rhythm Assemblies: Films by Reed O’Beirne (Reed O’Beirne) Thurs Only Director in Attendance

AMC Oak Tree:

Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

This Is Not What I Expected (Derek Hui) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Love Off the Cuff (Pang Ho-cheung) Fri-Thurs Our Review
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:

Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu, 1960) Thurs Only 35mm

Landmark Seven Gables:

A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Podcast

SIFF Film Center:

David Lynch: The Art Life (Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm & Rick Barnes) Fri-Sun
Iraqi Odyssey (Samir) Thurs Only

Sundance Cinemas:

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (Lydia Tenaglia) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

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

SIFF Uptown:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Thurs
Risk (Laura Poitras) Fri-Thurs
September Storm (3D) (Byron Haskin, 1960) Tues Only 
Ape (3D) (Paul Ledar, 1976) Tues Only
One More Time With Feeling (Andrew Dominik) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

Queen of the Desert (Werner Herzog, 2015) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Below Her Mouth (April Mullen) Fri-Thurs
Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (James Gunn) Our Review
The Lost City of Z (James Gray) Our Review
The Fate of the Furious 
(F. Gary Gray) Our Review
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