Friday January 18 – Thursday January 24


Featured Film:

Cold War at the SIFF Egyptian

It’s been four year since we launched Seattle Screen Scene, and if there’s one thing I hope we’ve established over that time, it’s that there are a great many more Asian films, specifically films from China, Korea, and India, playing around town than anyone ever seems to notice, and that quite a few of them are very good. If there’s one other thing, it would be that European cinema, at least for the last several decades, has been a vast wasteland of drab, dull, self-important, ugly, and overrated movies. European cinema has been, in my opinion of course and with notable exceptions, for lack of a better word, dead. So I was as surprised as anyone when I watched Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Ida at VIFF last fall and absolutely loved it. A vibrant, breathless, decadently romantic love story set against the sweep of mid-20th Century history, anchored by two fine performances, excellent music and lustrous black and white cinematography that ranks with the best Europe has ever produced (by which I mean Luchino Visconti’s White Nights), it was almost enough to make me rethink my sweeping condemnation of the cinema of an entire continent. Almost.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Secret Mission (Eom Yu-na) Fri-Thurs 
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs 
Petta (Karthik Subbaraj G.) Fri-Thurs 
Perfect Strangers (Manolo Caro) Fri-Thurs 

Central Cinema:

The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979) Fri-Weds
The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984) Fri-Tues 

SIFF Egyptian:

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Fri-Thurs 
The Muppet Movie (James Frawley, 1979) Thurs Only 

Century Federal Way:

Kaka Ji (Mandeep Benipal) Fri-Thurs 

Crest Cinema Centre:

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) Fri-Thurs  
Free Solo (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Sat Only Free Screening
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Sat Only 
Border (Ali Abbasi) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966) Fri-Mon, Weds  
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) Sat-Sun & Thurs Only  
Saturday Secret Matinee Sat Only 16mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Petta (Karthik Subbaraj G.) Fri-Thurs 
NTR: Kathanayakudu (Krish) Fri-Thurs
Accidental Prime Minister (Vijay Gutte) Fri-Thurs
F2-Fun and Frustration (Anil Ravipudi) Fri-Thurs
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs
Ente Ummante Peru (Jose Sebastian) Sat & Sun Only
Viswasam(Siva) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Meridian:

Petta (Karthik Subbaraj G.) Fri-Thurs 

Northwest Film Forum:

2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour Fri-Sun  
All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn’t Open (Martin Diciccio) Fri-Sun
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross) Sat & Sun Only Our Review 
The Rattlesnake (Raúl Araiza, 1977) Sun Only 
The Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin (Arwen Curry) Starts Tues 
The One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967) Weds Only Our Review 

AMC Pacific Place:

Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Aurora (Yam Laranas) Fri-Thurs 
Simmba (Rohit Shetty) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) Thurs Only 

AMC Seattle:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs  

SIFF Film Center:

Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) Fri-Sun
Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas: 50 Years of Seattle on the Big Screen Sat Only 

AMC Southcenter:

Perfect Strangers (Manolo Caro) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Uptown:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 
The Bruce McMouse Show (Barry Chattington, 1977) Mon Only 

Varsity Theatre:

Adult Life Skills (Rachel Tunnard, 2016) Fri-Thurs