Friday September 28 – Thursday October 4

Featured Film:

Leave Her to Heaven at the Seattle Art Museum

SAM’s annual fall film noir series kicks into high gear this week with John Stahl’s 1945 Leave Her to Heaven, with Gene Tierney as the woman who will do absolutely anything it takes to win, and keep, the man she loves (Cornel Wilde). The most sublime intersection of Technicolor women’s melodrama and film noir, it’s one of the most singular, nastiest, and fun films of the classical Hollywood era. SAM’s noir series continues throughout the fall, with greats like Abraham Polonsky’s Force of Evil, Nicholas Ray and Ida Lupino’s On Dangerous Ground, Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter (maybe the best film ever made), and Michael Mann’s Heat. All but that last one are slated to be shown on 35mm to boot.

In the meantime, Seattle Screen Scene is going on the road for our annual trip to the Vancouver Film Festival. Stay tuned for extensive coverage of some of the most interesting movies of the year, including highlights from the summer festival season, the best in independent Canadian cinema, and one of North America’s finest and most adventurous Asian film programs.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Great Battle (Kim Gwangsik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Negotiation (Yoon Jekyoon) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004) Fri-Tues
The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987) Fri-Tues

Century Federal Way:

Parahuna (Amrit Raj Chadha & Mohit Banwait) Fri-Thurs
The Great Battle (Kim Gwang-Sik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Qismat (Jagdeep Sidhu) Fri-Thurs
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

Mandy (Panos Cosmatos) Fri-Thurs
The Catcher was a Spy (Ben Lewin) Fri-Thurs
Pick of the Litter (Dana Nachman & Don Hardy) Fri-Thurs
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) Sat Only Our Review
Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker) Tues Only
Prospect (Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Rodents of Unusual Size (Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer) Fri-Thurs
Outrage Coda (Takeshi Kitano) Fri-Thurs
Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) Sat, Sun & Tues Only Our Review
Blood Salvage (Tucker Johnston) Sat Only VHS

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Collette (Wash Westmoreland) Fri-Thurs
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (Mani Ratnam) Fri-Thurs
Manmarziyan (Anurag Kashyap) Fri-Thurs
Batti Gul Meter Chalu (Shree Narayan Singh) Fri-Thurs
Devadas (Sriram Aditya) Fri-Thurs
Natakam (Kalyanji Gogana) Fri-Thurs
Pataakha (Vishal) Fri-Thurs
Sui Dhaaga-Made in India (Sharat Katariya) Fri-Thurs
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Regal Meridian:

Science Fair (Darren Foster & Cristina Costantini) Fri-Thurs
Golden Job (Chin Ka-lok) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Northwest Film Forum:

Local Sightings Film Festival Fri & Sat Full Program
Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Sun Only
True Conviction (Jamie Meltzer) Tues Only
The Changeling (Peter Medak, 1980) Weds Only
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution (Yony Leyser) Weds-Fri Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Golden Job (Chin Ka-lok) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs
Collette (Wash Westmoreland) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Miss Granny (Joyce E. Bernal) Fri-Thurs
The Hows of Us (Cathy Garcia-Molina) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Lizzie (Craig Macneill) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945) Thurs Only 35mm

AMC Southcenter:

El día de la unión (Kuno Becker) Fri-Thurs
Trico Tri: Happy Halloween (Christian Vogeler) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Blaze (Ethan Hawke) Fri-Thurs
Pick of the Litter (Dana Nachman & Don Hardy) Fri-Thurs
Mandy (Panos Cosmatos) Fri-Thurs
French Cinema Now Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Love, Gilda (Lisa Dapolito) Fri-Thurs
The Healer (Pablo Arango) Fri-Thurs
My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Mission: Impossible–Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Our Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review