Friday December 1 – Thursday December 7

Featured Film:

La chinoise at the Northwest Film Forum

If you’re not buried in awards season like I am (yeah, I know, I still haven’t seen Lady Bird) then this is the perfect week to spend some time at the Northwest Film Forum. Not only do they have, on Wednesday and Thursday, two different short film programs by celebrated experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky, with the director himself in attendance, but this weekend they’re playing the recent restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s La chinoise, in which Jean-Pierre Léaud, Julie Berto and Anne Wiazemsky bring Maoism to Paris. One of the last films of Godard’s early period, with one foot in popular cinema and another in serious political thought and activism, it’s a difficult film to get a handle on. The last time I saw it, I was convinced it was a wicked satire on rich kids playing at Leftism, but now I’m not so sure. I should see it again.

Playing This Week:

AMC Loews Alderwood:

Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) Fri-Thurs
The Swindlers (Jang Chang-won) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Central Cinema:

Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990) Fri-Mon
Better Off Dead (Savage Steve Holland, 1985) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

The Disaster Artist (James Franco) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

The Swindlers (Jang Chang-won) Fri-Thurs
White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Novitiate (Margaret Betts) Fri-Thurs
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman) Fri-Thurs
Bill Nye: Science Guy (David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg) Fri-Thurs
Tragedy Girls (Tyler MacIntyre) Sat Only
Te Ata (Nathan Frankowski) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Free Lunch Society (Christian Tod) Fri-Thurs
The Nightmare (Akiz) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Aval (Gruham) (U. Milind Rau) Fri-Thurs In Tamil or Telugu, Check Showtimes
Jawaan (B. V. S. Ravi) Fri-Thurs
Firangi (Rajiv Dhingra) Fri-Thurs
Oxygen (Jyothi Krishna) Fri-Thurs
Mental Madhilo (Vivek Athreya) Fri-Thurs
White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Explosion (Chang Zheng) Fri-Thurs
Daisy Winters (Beth LaMure) Fri-Thurs
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman) Fri-Thurs
My Friend Dahmer (Marc Meyers) Fri-Thurs
A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983) Sat Only

Northwest Film Forum:

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) Fri Only Live Score
La chinoise (jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Sat & Sun Only
Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary (Cori McKenna) Sat Only
Seasonal Songs (Nathaniel Dorsky) Weds & Thurs Only Two Different Programs, 16mm, Director in Attendance
All the Colors of the Dark (Sergio Martino, 1972) Weds Only

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Jane (Brett Morgen) Fri-Thurs
Thiruttu Payale 2 (Susi Ganeshan) Fri-Thurs
Daisy Winters (Beth LaMure) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974) Thurs Only

AMC Seattle:

Thelma (Joachim Trier) Fri-Thurs
The Florida Project (Sean Baker) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990) Fri-Sun
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) Fri-Sun
8 Women (François Ozon, 2002) Weds Only

Regal Thornton Place:

A Christmas Story (Bob Clark, 1983) Sat Only
Black Clover (Tatsuya Yoshihara) Weds & Next Sat & Sun Only Subtitled Monday

SIFF Uptown:

Jane (Brett Morgen) Fri-Thurs
The Neverending Story (Wolfgang Petersen, 1984) Weds Only

Varsity Theatre:

The Square (Ruben Östlund) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) Our Review
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Our Review
Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve) Our Review