Friday August 3 – Thursday August 9

Featured Film:

Wanda at the Northwest Film Forum

With August comes the truly dark days of the film year. There are a handful of bright spots this week: Demolition Man on 35mm at the Grand Illusion, Nothing Sacred at SAM, the continuing run of Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings at the Pacific Place, as well as wide runs of Sorry to Bother You and blockbusters like Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Ant-Man and the Wasp. But if you can use you MoviePass* on only one movie this week (and you better use it while you can), don’t miss the Northwest Film Forum’s presentation of Barbara Loden’s Wanda, a legendarily forgotten film, an independent production mishandled on its initial release and revived only rarely since. With its restoration and rerelease, it’s now taking its canonical place as one of the great films of the New Hollywood era. It plays at the Film Forum Friday and Saturday only.

*Update: Looks like you can’t use MoviePass at the Film Forum at all. Apparently not since June. Regardless, Wanda is a film worth paying full price for.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs
Fanney Khan (Atul Manjrekar) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) Fri-Sun, Tues
Face/Off (John Woo, 1997) Weds Only Hecklevision

Century Federal Way:

Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Kim Yonghwa) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968) Sat Only
American Animals (Bart Layton) Tues Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Outland (Peter Hyams, 1981) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Filmworker (Tony Zierra) Sat-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Goodachari (Sashi Kiran Tikka) Fri-Thurs
Chi La Sow (Rahul Ravindran) Fri-Thurs
Fanney Khan (Atul Manjrekar) Fri-Thurs
Karwaan (Akarsh Khurana) Fri-Thurs
Mulk (Anubhav Sinha) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970) Fri & Sat Only
The Other Side of Everything (Mila Turajlić) Fri-Sun
That Summer (Göran Olsson) Starts Weds

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Tsui Hark) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Nothing Sacred (William Wellman, 1937) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) Sun-Thurs Our Review

Regal Thornton Place:

The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) Fri-Sat Our Review
Generation Wealth (Lauren Greenfield) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

The Catcher was a Spy (Ben Lewin) Fri-Thurs
The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review