Friday November 30 – Thursday December 6


Featured Film:

Mirai at Various Regal Cinemas

It’s getting into awards season and you know what that means: Seattle Screen Scene recommends you go out and watch anime. Last week it was Liz and the Blue Bird, which criminally only played for a handful of shows around town. This week, it’s Mamoru Hosada’s Mirai, which is playing sporadically at various multiplexes in the area, mostly Regal but also at the Cinemark in Bellevue. Much like the other truly great anime from this year, Night is Short Walk on Girl, it’s playing as part of some kind of specialty release program (targeted at, I don’t know, Cruchyroll subscribers?) rather than getting proper theatrical distribution. I don’t know why but it’s too bad, because in a just world Mirai and these other films would be getting the kind of art house rollout even the most mediocre (or outright bad) Oscar hopeful gets this time of year. Anyway, Mirai is very good. Like Hosada’s best film, Wolf Children, it’s a deceptively wise look at growing up, this time from the perspective of a child who comes to see themself as a part of a wider continuity through time and space. With a light touch and moments of striking beauty, it’s one of the very best films from what has been an exceptional year for (non-American) animation.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

2.0 (S. Shankar) Fri-Thurs
Default (Choi Kook-hee) Fri-Thurs
Unstoppable (Kim Min-ho) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984) Fri-Tues
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990) Fri-Mon

SIFF Egyptian:

Border (Ali Abbasi) Fri-Thurs
The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos) Weds & Thurs Only

Century Federal Way:

Default (Choi Kook-hee) Fri-Thurs
2.0 (S. Shankar) Fri-Thurs
Sleepless in Seattle (Nora Ephron, 1993) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000) Sat Only
The Great Buster (Peter Bogdanovich) Tues Only
Cat Video Fest 2018 Weds Only
The Mercy (James Marsh) Thurs Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Great Buster (Peter Bogdanovich) Fri-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Mirai (Mamoru Hosada) Fri & Weds Only Our Review Our Other Review Subtitled
2.0 (S. Shankar) Fri-Thurs
Oru Kuprasidha Payyan (Madhupal) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

Mirai (Mamoru Hosada) Fri Sun & Mon Only Our Review Our Other Review Subtitled
2.0 (S. Shankar) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (Fabrizio Terranova) Fri-Sun
Memoir of War (Emmanuel Finkiel) Fri-Thurs
In the Soup (Alexandre Rockwell, 1992) Weds & Next Fri & Sat Only

AMC Pacific Place:

A Cool Fish (Rao Xiaozhi) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

2.0 (S. Shankar) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

The Cutting Edge (Paul Michael Glaser, 1992) Fri Only
Slap Shot (George Roy Hill, 1977) Sat Only
The Mighty Ducks (Stephen Herek, 1992) Sat Only
Ice Castles (Donald Wrye, 1978) Sun Only

Regal Thornton Place:

Mirai (Mamoru Hosada) Fri Sun, Mon & Weds Only Our Review Our Other Review Subtitled

SIFF Uptown:

Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) Fri-Thurs
Prospect (Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl) Thurs Only Directors in Attendance

Varsity Theatre:

Maria by Callas (Tom Volf) Fri-Thurs