Friday February 23 – Thursday March 1

Featured Film:

Cuban Cinema at the Grand Illusion

This week the Grand Illusion premieres the new restoration of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1968 Memories of Underdevelopment alongside a 35mm print of Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba. I haven’t seen Memories yet, but it sounds phenomenal (“One of the greatest films ever made. As essential as cinema gets.” says Bilge Ebiri in the Village Voice.) But I have seen I Am Cuba, and I can for sure say it is one of the greatest films ever made. An episodic story about the lead-up to and the culmination of the revolution, it’s propaganda of the highest order, with Kalatozov and his genius cinematographer Sergey Urusevsky coming up with the craziest camera stunts you can think of, but all in service of a searing portrait of the people’s suffering and the glory of their ultimate victory. I don’t think it’s been seen here in Seattle since we played it at the Metro a decade ago. Don’t miss it this time.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Golden Slumber (Noh Dongseok) Fri-Thurs
Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) Fri-Thurs
The Lodgers (Brian O’Malley) Fri-Sun

Central Cinema:

Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995) Fri-Mon
Hackers (Iain Softley, 1995) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Weds
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) Sat Only Our Podcast

Century Federal Way:

Golden Slumber (Noh Dongseok) Fri-Thurs
Laavan Phere (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Concert for George (David Leland) Mon Only
2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Various) Tues Only
The Wedding Day (Lee Byungil, 1956) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968) Fri, Sun, Tues & Thurs
Scarecrow Video presents: Red Roses of Passion (Joe Sarno, 1966) Fri Only
I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964) Sat & Weds Only 35mm
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri) Sat, Sun, Mon & Thurs
Saturday Secret Matinee: Twisted Intrigues Sat Only 16mm
Have a Nice Day (Liu Jian) Sun-Tues Our Review

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Awe (Prashanth Varma) Fri-Thurs
Welcome to New York (Chakri Toleti) Fri-Thurs
Padman (R. Balki) Fri-Thurs
Aiyaary (Neeraj Pandey) Fri-Thurs
Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs
The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Padman (R. Balki) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program
Rebels on Pointe (Bobbi Jo Hart) Weds & Next Sat Only
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud) Starts Thurs
Legend of the Mountain (King Hu, 1979) Starts Thurs Our Review

AMC Oak Tree:

Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs
Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs
Monster Hunt 2 (Raman Hui) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Padmaavat (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) Fri-Thurs
La boda de Valentina (Marco Polo Constandse) Fri-Thurs
Concert for George (David Leland) Weds Only

AMC Seattle:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, 1961) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Shut Up and Play the Hits and Wild Combination (Will Lovelace & Dylan Southern, 2012 and Matt Wolf, 2008) Thurs Only Double Feature

AMC Southcenter:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) Sat & Mon Only Our Review
The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Faces Place (Agnès Varda & JR) Fri-Thurs Our Review
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
Boy and the World (Alê Abreu, 2013) Sat Only Our Review
Concert for George (David Leland) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

Half Magic (Heather Graham) Fri-Thurs
Curvature (Diego Hallivis) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review
The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood) Our Review
Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley) Our Review
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) Our Review
Hostiles (Scott Cooper) Our Review
The Post (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) Our Review Our Podcast
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) Our Review
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) Our Review
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) Our Review