Friday March 9 – Thursday March 15

Featured Film:

Before We Vanish at the Grand Illusion

We didn’t get the great Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s last feature, the moody French mystery Daguerrotype, which only came out on DVD. But the Grand Illusion has his latest, an alien invasion film about an advance team of extra-terrestrials taking human form and attempting to learn all they can about people by telepathically removing certain concepts from our brains. Genuinely weird and off-beat, it’s equal parts satire and sap, and a lot more besides.

Playing This Week:

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Terrifier (Damien Leone) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

The Great Muppet Caper (Jim Henson, 1981) Fri-Tues
Set It Off (F. Gary Gray, 1996) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio) Fri-Mon, Weds & Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Laung Laachi (Amberdeep Singh) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) Fri-Thurs
The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs
Animation Show of Shows (Various) Tues Only
The Women’s Balcony (Emil Ben-Shimon) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Fri-Thurs Our Review
November (Rainer Sarnet) Fri-Thurs
Blond Fury (Various) Sat Only VHS
Saturday Secret Matinee: Atomic Monsters Sat Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Luv Ranjan) Fri-Thurs
Ye Mantram Vesave (Shridhar Marri) Fri-Thurs
Pari (Prosit Roy) Fri-Thurs
Aamhi Doghi (Pratima Joshi) Sun Only
Tagaru (Duniya Soori) Sat & Sun Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Western (Valeska Grisebach) Fri-Sun Our Review
Above & Beyond: Giving Up the Day Job (Paul Dugdale) Fri-Sun
Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa, 1980) Sat Only 35mm, Members Only
Vintage: Families of Value (Thomas Allen Harris, 1995) Sat Only
12 Days (Raymond Depardon) Weds & Thurs Only
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) Starts Thurs

AMC Oak Tree:

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

AMC Pacific Place:

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

AMC Seattle:

The Party (Sally Potter) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Big Time (Kaspar Astrup Schröder) Fri Only
Step Up to the Plate (Paul Lacoste, 2011) Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Animation Show of Shows (Various) Fri-Thurs
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:

Submission (Richard Levine) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Annihilation (Alex Garland) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) 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