Friday August 24 – Thursday August 30

Featured Film:

Support the Girls at the Grand Illusion

In what is a terrific week for art house debuts, I’m picking Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls as our Featured Film this week. That’s partially because I haven’t yet seen the two films opening at the Northwest Film Forum (Minding the Gap and Milla), though both are highly acclaimed by reliable sources. And it’s partially because I’m not the world’s biggest Kore-eda Hirokazu fan, though his The Third Murder, opening at the Uptown, is an interesting digression from his recent domestic dramas. But mostly it’s because Support the Girls is really good. Regina Hall plays the manager of a Hooters-like sports bar and restaurant in freeway sprawl Texas, and the film follows a day, a night, and a dawn in her life as she juggles staff new and old, a depressed husband, obnoxious customers, and a worthless boss. Few films have captured customer service management with such depth of feeling and nuance, with marvelous performances (from Hall and Haley Lu Richardson in particular, but also James LeGros as the physical embodiment of slimy capital) and assured direction from the former shining light of mumblecore.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson, 2011) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991) Fri-Tues Our Podcast Hecklevision Monday
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) Fri-Tues
Sleepaway Camp (Robert Hiltzik, 1983) Weds Only

Century Federal Way:

The Spy Gone North (Yoon Jong-bin) Fri-Thurs
Guru Da Banda (Jassi Chana) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Cinerama:

Sound and Vision Film Festival Full Program

Grand Cinema:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991) Sat Only Our Podcast
The Cakemaker (Ofir Raul Graizer) Tues Only
Deconstructing The Beatles: Yeah Yeah Yeah Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) Fri-Thurs
Pit Stop (Jack Hill, 1968) Fr & Tues Only
Summer of ’84 (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) Sat & Sun Only
Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden Part 1 & 2 (Tetsuya Wakano) Sat-Mon Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Lakshmi (A. L. Vijay) Fri-Thurs
Neevevaro (Hari Nath) Fri-Thurs In Telugu with No subtitles
Geetha Govindam (Parasuram) Fri-Thurs
Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs
Aatagallu (Murali Paruchari) Fri-Thurs
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (Mudassar Aziz) Fri-Thurs
Kolamavu Kokila (Nelson Dilipkumar) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Minding the Gap (Bing Liu) Fri-Weds
Milla (Valérie Massadian) Fri-Sun
Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) Sat Only
Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Starts Thurs

AMC Oak Tree:

The Island (Huang Bo) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs

AMC Pacific Place:

Oolong Courtyard: Kung Fu School (Kevin Chu) Fri-Thurs
Go Brother (Cheng Fenfen) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Buybust (Erik Matti) Fri-Thurs
Gold (Reema Kagti) Fri-Thurs
The Day After Valentine’s (Jason Paul Laxamana) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) Fri-Thurs

AMC Southcenter:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Third Murder (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs
Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub) Fri-Thurs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Blue Iguana (Hadi Hajaig) Fri-Thurs
Far From the Tree (Rachel Dretzin) Fri-Thurs
South Pacific (Joshua Logan, 1958) 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
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