Friday October 19 – Thursday October 25

Featured Film:

Seattle Polish Film Festival at the SIFF Uptown

As anyone who listens to the Frances Farmer Show knows, I’m not generally a fan of Contemporary European Cinema. But despite that, at VIFF this year I found myself at a screening of Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, the follow-up to his Oscar-winning Ada. Much to my surprise, I loved it. It’s a sweeping romantic epic about a singer and a pianist set against the backdrop of the eponymous Cold War and told with astonishing speed an narrative drive. Three hours worth of Dr. Zhivago in less than 90 minutes. It reminded me of both A Star is Born and Visconti’s White Nights. It’s playing Friday only on the opening night of SIFF’s annual Polish Film Festival (though it will surely have a wider release later this year or early next. The only other film I’ve seen from this year’s festival plays on Saturday, Andrzej Wajda’s 1958 post-war/post-apocalypse masterpiece Ashes and Diamonds.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theater:

Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968) Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

The Oath (Ike Barenholtz) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) Fri-Mon, Weds
The Craft (Andrew Fleming, 1996) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Aate Di Chidi (Harry Bhatti) Fri-Thurs
Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke, 2008) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Goosebumps (Rob Letterman, 2015) Sat Only Free Screening
MFKZ (Shojiro Nishimi) Sat Only
The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Tues Only
Imagine (John Lennon & Yoko Ono, 1972) Weds Only
The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 (Ray Manzarek, 1971) Thurs Only
A Plastic Ocean (Craig Leeson) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Ninja Zombie (Mark Bessenger, 1992) Fri Only
Body Melt (Philip Brophy, 1993) Fri & Sun Only 35mm
The Most Dangerous Game (Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1932) Fri-Sun, Tues 35mm
King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933) Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival “Best of” Night Sun Only
Schlock (John Landis, 1973) Sun, Weds & Thurs
Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation Mon Only Drummer in Attendance
Sisters (Brian DePalma, 1973) Weds Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen) Fri-Thurs
Badhaai Ho (Amit Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Hello Guru Prema Kosame (Trinadha Rao Nakkina) Fri-Thurs
Aravindha Sametha…Veera Raghava (Trivikram Srinivas) Fri-Thurs
Namaste England (Vipul Amrutlal Shah) Fri-Thurs
Andhadhun (Sriram Raghavan) Fri-Thurs
Sandakozhi 2 (N. Lingusamy) Fri-Thurs
Vada Chennai (Vetrimaaran) Fri-Thurs
Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke, 2008) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

The Oath (Ike Barenholtz) Fri-Thurs
Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) Sat & Weds Only
Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke, 2008) Sun & Tues Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Kusama: Infinity (Heather Lenz) Fri Only
Sadie (Megan Griffiths) Fri-Thurs Filmmaker Q & A Fri & Sat
From the Zapatistas and Beyond (Various) Sat Only
Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club (Michael Maniglia) Sat, Sun & Weds Only
Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987) Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Project Gutenberg (Felix Chong) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Badhaai Ho (Amit Sharma) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

The Oath (Ike Barenholtz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1951) Thurs Only 35mm

SIFF Film Center:

KINOFEST Seattle Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

The Oath (Ike Barenholtz) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

The Oath (Ike Barenholtz) Fri-Thurs
Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) Sat & Weds Only
Twilight (Catherine Hardwicke, 2008) Sun & Tues Only
Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968) Weds & Thurs Only

SIFF Uptown:

The Guilty (Gustav Moller) Fri-Thurs
Seattle Polish Film Festival Fri-Sun

Varsity Theatre:

Tea with the Dames (Roger Michell) Fri-Thurs