Friday June 30 – Thursday July 6

Featured Film:

Hong Kong Cinema at the SIFF Uptown

SIFF’s got some cool stuff this week, with 35mm prints of Reservoir Dogs and Jaws (and Jaws 3D too, I guess) and DA Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop, but it would be off-brand for me to select anything but their Hong Kong miniseries as our Featured Film for this week. SIFF’s selected three newish films and two oldish classics to mark the 20th anniversary of the Handover: Infernal Affairs and Shaolin Soccer were two of the biggest hits of the immediate post-Handover period, a time of steep decline in Hong Kong cinema, and they’re playing them on 35mm (I can’t confirm which cut of Shaolin Soccer they’re playing, but they’re advertising it as in Cantonese so hopefully it isn’t the terrible Miramax cut). Less essential are the new films in the series. We have reviews up for all three of them: Cook Up a StormWeeds on Fire and Mad World.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997) Fri-Sun, Weds
An American Tail (Don Bluth, 1986) Fri-Sun, Weds

Century Federal Way:

Great Sardaar (Ranjeet Bal) Fri-Thurs
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Exception (David Leveaux) Fri-Thurs
Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola) Fri-Thurs
The Hero (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Buster’s Mal Heart (Sarah Adina Smith) Sat Only
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Greg Palast & David Ambrose) Weds Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Happy New Year (Pannaga Bharana) Fri-Thurs
Tubelight (Kabir Khan) Fri-Thurs
DJ Duvvada Jagannadham (Harish Shankar) Fri-Thurs
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Tubelight (Kabir Khan) Fri-Thurs

AMC Oak Tree:

Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Pacific Place:

Reset (Chang) Fri-Thurs
The Hero (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola) Fri-Thurs
Tubelight (Kabir Khan) Fri-Thurs
Can We Still Be Friends? (Prime Cruz) Fri-Thurs
The Hero (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Hero (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Moka (Frédéric Mermoud) Fri-Sun

SIFF Uptown:

I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Band Aid (Zoe Lister-Jones) Fri-Thurs
The Exception (David Leveaux) Fri-Thurs
The Hero (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Monterey Pop (DA Pennebaker, 1968) Fri, Sun-Thurs Our Review
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) Fri-Thurs 35mm
Weeds on Fire (Stevefat) Fri Only Our Review
Cook Up a Storm (Raymond Yip) Sat Only Our Review
Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2001) Sat Only 35mm
Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002) Sat Only 35mm
Jaws/Jaws 3D (Steven Spielberg, 1975/Joe Alves, 1983) Thurs Only 35mm

Varsity Theatre:

Paris Can Wait (Eleanor Coppola) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

The Beguiled (Sophia Coppola) Our Review
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (James Gunn) Our Review
Alien Covenant (Ridley Scott) Our Review
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