Friday, May 12 – Thursday, May 18

Featured Film:

An Autumn Afternoon at the Seattle Art Museum

With the Seattle International Film Festival only one week away, two big spring retrospectives come to an end this week with two of the best movies of the past 60 years or so, both playing on 35mm film. SIFF wraps up its David Lynch series with his masterpiece, the 2001 dream/nightmare Mulholland Dr. It plays Friday through Sunday only at the Film Center. But while Lynch is frequently revived on Seattle Screens (though not, as SIFF has mostly done, on 35mm), the conclusion of SAM’s Yasujiro Ozu series is the must-see film of the week. Ozu is no stranger here either, of course, but this week they’ve got his final film, and what I think is his very best, 1962’s An Autumn Afternoon, which is more rarely revived. It captures more of the things that made Ozu great, the funny, the bittersweet, the devastating, than any other film, along with his sublimely idiosyncratic approach to framing and cutting and his most expressive use of color.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi Our Review
Lowriders (Ricardo de Montreuil) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed and Subtitled, Check Listings
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) Fri-Tues
Mamma Mia! (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008) Fri-Sun, Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Chasing Trane (John Scheinfeld) Fri-Sun

AMC Factoria:

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Telugu Our Review
Lahoriye (Amberdeep Singh) Fri-Thurs
Meri Pyaari Bindu (Akshay Roy) Fri-Thurs
The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997) Sun & Weds Only Our Review

Grand Cinema:

A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Podcast
Frantz (François Ozon) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch, 1992) Sat Only Our Podcast
Transit (Hannah Espia, 2013) Mon Only
I Am the Blues (Daniel Cross) Tues Only
Bonnie & Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Buster’s Mal Heart (Sarah Adina Smith) Fri-Mon, Weds & Thurs
Two Women (Vera Glagoleva) Fri-Thurs
Red May: The Eco-Suicidal Contradictions of Capitalism: Is Capitalism Nuts, or is it Me? 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 Our Review
Chuck (Philippe Falardeau) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi, Tamil & Telgu, Check Listings Our Review
Radha (Chandra Mohan Chintada) Fri-Thurs
Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar) Fri-Thurs
Sarkar 3 (Ram Gopal Varma) Fri-Thurs
The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997) Sun & Weds Only Our Review

Regal Meridian:

Baahubali: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi Our Review
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Podcast
Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar) Fri-Thurs
Lowriders (Ricardo de Montreuil) Fri-Thurs
Chuck (Philippe Falardeau) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Trainspotting 2 (Danny Boyle) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

BANG! The Bert Berns Story (Brett Berns & Bob Sarles) Fri-Thurs
Short Films From and About the Middle East for Young Audiences Sun Only
Ice (Robert Kramer, 1969) Weds Only 16mm
Starless Dreams (Mehrdad Oskouei) Thurs Only

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: The Conclusion (SS Rajamouli) Fri-Thurs Hindi Our Review
Lowriders (Ricardo de Montreuil) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Joseph Cedar) Fri-Thurs
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) Thurs Only 35mm Our Podcast

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 Only
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001) Fri-Sun 35mm
Yemeniettes (Shawn Thompson and Leon Shahabian) Sun Only

Regal Thornton Place:

The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997) Sun & Weds Only Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) Fri-Sun
Risk (Laura Poitras) Fri-Sun

Varsity Theatre:

3 Generations (Gaby Dellal) Fri-Thurs
Folk Hero and Funny Guy (Jeff Grace) Fri-Thurs
Tracktown (Alexi Pappas & Jeremy Teicher) Fri-Thurs

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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