Friday November 2 – Thursday November 8


Featured Film:

Jim Jarmusch at the Grand Illusion

There are a couple of excellent post-Halloween scary movies opening this week, John Carpenter’s The Fog in a new restoration at the Northwest Film Forum and the Brazilian werewolf/child-rearing thriller Good Manners (directed by Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas), at the SIFF Film Center, but there’s no doubt about what the must-see film event of this week on Seattle Screens is: the start of a two week retrospective on the films of Jim Jarmusch at the Grand Illusion. This week they’ve got his first three features: his debut, Permanent Vacation, on 16mm and his next two, Stranger than Paradise and Down by Law on 35mm. Stranger is the masterpiece of the bunch, a minimalist comedy of manners about a Hungarian woman who comes to visit her cousin in New York City where the two do almost nothing. Then they go to Cleveland. Then they go to Florida. It’s one of the few great American films of the 1980s. It puts a spell on you. Down By Law is more expansive, with a trio of convicts (John Lurie, Tom Waits and Roberto Benigni) escaping prison into the Louisiana woods. Next week, the retrospective continues with Night on EarthMystery Train and Dead Man, which is probably Jarmusch’s greatest film, if it isn’t Stranger than Paradise. Or Paterson. Or Ghost Dog. . . .

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Happy Prince (Rupert Everett) Fri-Thurs
Rampant (Kim Sunghoon) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Central Cinema:

My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Fri-Tues Subtitled Fri, Sat, Tues, Check Listings
V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005) Fri-Tues
Dune (David Lynch, 1984) Thurs Only Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Rampant (Kim Sunghoon) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Grand Cinema:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs
Tea with the Dames (Roger Michell) Fri-Thurs
Noche de Animas. Tzintzuntzan Sat Only Free Screening, In Spanish with No Subtitles
The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg, 1983) Sat Only
Lizzie (Craig William Macneill) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, 1986) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch, 1981) Sat & Tues Only 16mm
The Public Image is Rotten (Tabbert Fiiller) Sat & Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller) Fri-Thurs
Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs
Kayamkulam Kochunni (Rosshan Andrrews) Fri-Thurs
Andhadhun (Sriram Raghavan) Fri-Thurs
Badhaai Ho (Amit Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Savyasachi (Chandoo Mondeti) Fri-Thurs
The Villain (Prem) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

Wildlife (Paul Dano) Fri-Thurs
What They Had (Elizabeth Chomko) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) Fri-Sun Our Review Our Other Review
The Price of Everything (Nathaniel Kahn) Fri-Thurs Discussion Fri
Chris Marker’s Cat Films (Chris Marker) Sat Only
Jack Straw Shorts (Various) Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs
Late Life: the Chien-ming Wang Story  (Frank W. Chen) Fri-Thurs
Viper Club (Maryam Keshavarz) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Badhaai Ho (Amit Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Baazaar (Gauravv K. Chawla) Fri-Thurs
The Happy Prince (Rupert Everett) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs
Wildlife (Paul Dano) Fri-Thurs
Viper Club (Maryam Keshavarz) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Wicked Woman (Russell Rouse, 1953) Thurs Only 35mm

SIFF Film Center:

Good Manners (Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas) Fri-Sun

AMC Southcenter:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Uptown:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs
Romanian Film Festival 2018 Fri-Sun Full Program
The Reluctant Radical (Lindsey Grayzel) Tues & Weds Only