Friday May 11 – Thursday May 17

Featured Film:

News from Home at the Northwest Film Forum

Arguably the great Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s best film, News from Home plays one show only this Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Film Forum. It’s part of their long-running and excellent “Home Movies” seres, in which “filmmakers document their families.” It’s the series that brought us Oxhide II last month, and News from Home is every bit the masterpiece that one is. Over images of New York City, its streets and cars and people and subways, bust and still, crowded and empty, Akerman reads letters from her mother back home in Belgium. It’s simultaneously a symphony of a city, New York at its most vibrantly grotesque, and an unconventional portrait of a family. We never hear Akerman’s responses to her mother and that absence makes her letters all the more poignant, it’s the sound of a mother left behind while her child explores the wonders, and dangers, of the wider world. The images of the city might be her response, a visual card sent home to mom, or they may just be what she sees everyday, with the distant words from home lingering behind the noise of America.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968) Fri-Thurs
Spaceballs (Mel Brooks, 1987) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Serial Mom (John Waters, 1994) Fri-Sun
Freaky Friday (Mark Waters, 2003) Fri-Sun
The Theory of Everything (James Marsh, 2014) Mon & Tues Only

Century Federal Way:

Daana Paani (Tarnvir Singh Jagpal) Fri-Thurs
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Dave O’Leske) Fri-Thurs
The Leisure Seeker (Paolo Virzì) Fri-Thurs
Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman) Fri-Thurs
November (Rainer Sarnet) Sat Only
Sweet Country (Warwick Thornton) Tues Only
Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952) Weds Only
Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others (Claudio Poli) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Mind Game (Masaaki Yuasa, 2004) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings
Mehbooba (Puri Jagannadh) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Naa Peru Surya (Vakkantham Vamsi) Fri-Thurs
Mahanati (Ashwin Nag) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Irumbu Thirai (P.S. Mithran) Fri-Thurs
Nude (Ravi Jadhav) Sun Only
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Thurs Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings
Racer and the Jailbird (Michaël R. Roskam) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Looking at the Stars (Alexandre Peralta) Fri-Sun
What We Started (Bert Marcus & Cyrus Saidi) Fri & Sun Only
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977) Sat Only
Cassette Commander (Various) Sun Only
Reunification (Alvin Tsang) Weds Only Filmmaker in Attendance
Qui trop embrasse… (Jacques Davila, 1986) Weds Only 35mm
Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate (Matt Kugelman) Starts Thurs
A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) Thurs Only Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

A or B (Ren Pengyuan) Fri-Thurs
I Am Your Mom (Xiao Zhang) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Dial ‘M’ for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Lu Over the Wall (Masaaki Yuasa) Fri-Sun Our Review Dubbed & Subtitled, Check Listings

AMC Southcenter:

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Fri-Tues, Thurs Our Review
The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Fri-Thurs Our Review
1945 (Ferenc Török) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Wildling (Friedrich Böhm) Fri-Thurs
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review