Friday August 18 – Thursday August 24

Featured Film:

Taipei Story at the SIFF Film Center

The new restoration of Edward Yang’s 1985 classic Taipei Story comes to SIFF for three days only this week. A seminal film of the New Taiwan Cinema, Yang’s second feature was co-written by him along with Hou Hsiao-hsien and Chu T’ien-wen (who would co-write all of Hou’s subsequent films), and stars Hou, Wu Nien-jen (accomplished screenwriter, director of A Borrowed Life, star of Yang’s Yi yi) and Tsai Chin (a popular singer). The film chronicles the dissolution of the relationship between Hou and Tsai as they’re caught between the conflicting forces of past and present, capitalism and tradition, at work in rapidly a modernizing Taiwan. Long unavailable in anything like its original form in the US, its restoration (and recent release as part of a Criterion Collection boxset) is one of the cinematic events of the year.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) Fri-Thurs Our Review
A Taxi Driver (Jang Hoon) Fri-Thurs
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (Soundarya Rajinikanth) Fri-Thurs
Jab Harry Met Sejal (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
Battleship Island (Ryoo Seung-wan) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012) Fri-Weds
Dune (David Lynch, 1984) Fri-Weds

SIFF Egyptian:

The Little Hours (Jeff Baena) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Landline (Gillian Robespierre) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Century Federal Way:

Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs
A Taxi Driver (Jang Hoon) Fri-Thurs
Rocky Mental (Vikram Thori) Fri-Thurs
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Maudie (Aisling Walsh) Fri-Thurs
Brigsby Bear (Dave McCary) Fri-Thurs
Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs
The Little Hours (Jeff Baena) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) Sat Only Free Screening
68 Kill (Trent Haaga) Sat Only
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison) Tues Only Our Review
Deconstructing the Beatles White Album (Scott Freiman) Weds Only
From the Ashes (Michael Bonfiglio) Weds Only Free Screening
Ask Us Who We Are (Bess O’Brien, 2011) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Ghoul (Gareth Tunley) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed and Subtitled, Check Listings
Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs
Bareilly Ki Barfi (Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari) Fri-Thurs
Nene Raju Nene Mantri (Teja) Fri-Thurs
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (Soundarya Rajinikanth) Fri-Thurs
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Shree Narayan Singh) Fri-Thurs
LIE (Hanu Raghavapudi) Fri-Thurs
Anando Brahma (Mahi V Raghav) Fri-Thurs
It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934) Sun & Weds Only
Ondu Motteya Kathe (Raj B. Shetty) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

The Adventurers (Stephen Fung) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Brigsby Bear (Dave McCary) Fri-Thurs
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Shree Narayan Singh) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977) Fri-Sun
Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis) Fri-Thurs
NOddIN Japanese Film Collective Fri Only
Bronx Gothic (Andrew Rossi) Sun Only
Harmonium (Kôji Fukada) Weds & Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Once Upon a Time (Zhao Xiaoding) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Wolf Warrior 2 (Wu Jing) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Jab Harry Met Sejal (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs
Finally Found Someone (Theodore Boborol) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Brigsby Bear (Dave McCary) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Taipei Story (Edward Yang, 1985) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

Brigsby Bear (Dave McCary) Fri-Thurs
Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Columbus (Kogonada) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Step (Amanda Lipitz) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Dave Made a Maze (Bill Watterson) Fri-Thurs
13 Minutes (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2015) Fri-Thurs
Maudie (Aisling Walsh) Fri-Thurs
The Little Hours (Jeff Baena) Fri-Thurs Our Review

In Wide Release:


Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) Our Review
The Big Sick (Michael Showalter) Our Review
Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) Our Review
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