Friday March 2 – Thursday March 8

Featured Film:

Legend of the Mountain at the Northwest Film Forum

One of King Hu’s very best films is playing this weekend only at the Northwest Film Forum. Less known than his major swordplay epics Come Drink With MeDragon Gate Inn or A Touch of ZenLegend of the Mountain was one of two films he shot in Korea and released in 1979 (the other being the Buddhist heist film Raining in the Mountain). It’s a ghost story about an itinerant scribe who is sent to an abandoned castle to work on copying a powerful sutra, one whose ability to control the spirits of the dead makes him the unwitting target of a gang of ghosts, led by the incomparable Hsu Feng, with only Sylvia Chang and a mysterious lama to protect him. This restored version presents the Director’s Cut, with almost 90 minutes more material than the original release. I reviewed it a few weeks ago, don’t miss it.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

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
Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979) Fri-Weds
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 1975) Fri-Weds  Sing-along

Central Cinema:

Enchanted (Kevin Lima, 2007) Fri-Mon
Frida (Julie Taymor, 2002) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Tues, Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Laavan Phere (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
Nostalgia (Mark Pellington) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

The Young Karl Marx (Raoul Peck) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Sun
Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan) Sat Only
Human Flow (Ai Weiwei) Tues Only
The Living Fire (Ostap Kostyuk, 2015) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Pow Wow (Robinson Devor) Fri-Thurs
The Insult (Ziad Doueiri) Fri-Thurs
Saturday Secret Matinee: Atomic Monsters Sat Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Oscar Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs
Padman (R. Balki) Fri-Thurs
Pari (Prosit Roy) Fri-Thurs
Raju Kannada Medium (Naresh Kumar) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

Nostalgia (Mark Pellington) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Legend of the Mountain (King Hu, 1979) Fri-Sun Our Review
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud) Fri-Sun
Rebels on Pointe (Bobbi Jo Hart) Sat Only
Bill Nye: Science Guy (David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg) Fri & Sun Only
The Comedy Club (David C. Schendel) Weds Only Filmmaker in Attendance
Above & Beyond: Giving Up the Day Job (Paul Dugdale) Starts Thurs
Western (Valeska Grisebach) Starts Thurs Our Review

AMC Oak Tree:

Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Chinatown 2 (Chen Sicheng) Fri-Thurs
Operation Red Sea (Dante Lam) Fri-Thurs  Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

La boda de Valentina (Marco Polo Constandse) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs
Nostalgia (Mark Pellington) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Big Time (Kaspar Astrup Schröder) Thurs Only Skype Q&A

Regal Thornton Place:

The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982) Sat & Tues Only

SIFF Uptown:

Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR) Fri-Thurs Our Review
2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
2018 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (Various) Fri-Thurs
The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Happy End (Michael Haneke) 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
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