Friday February 1 – Thursday February 8



Featured Film:

Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year at the Meridian and Parkway Plaza

Tuesday marks the start of Lunar New Year, and this most holiest of seasons for Chinese film gets a robust start on Seattle Screens this week. The Pacific Place has the new Pang Ho-cheung romantic comedy, Missbehavior, which promises more of the same from the director of Love in a Puff and Women Who Know How to Flirt are the Luckiest. The Grand Illusion concludes the Hong Kong Kung Fu series they presented jointly with the NWFF with a couple of Sammo Hung movies, 1993’s Blade of Fury and 1989’s Pedicab Driver, one of his very best (it continues into next week as well). The Varsity and the Admiral have Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat, which originally premiered in 2017 but was greeted quite positively at the Toronto Film Festival this past fall in a supposed “Director’s Cut.” I haven’t been able to find out which version is playing here. But the most exciting Lunar New Year film of the week has got to be Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year, a Chinese film in which the beloved animated pig learns all about the holiday. My kids love Peppa almost as much as my wife and I do, and we’re taking them to see it even though we’ll have to read the subtitles for them.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theatre:

Legend of the Demon Cat (Chen Kaige) Tues Only 

AMC Alderwood:

Extreme Job (Lee Byung-heon) Fri-Thurs 
The Gandhi Murder (Karim Traïdia) Fri-Thurs 
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Kangana Ranaut & Krish) Fri-Thurs 
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs 

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Afghan Cycles (Sarah Menzies) Tues Only 

Central Cinema:

Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993) Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues
The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott, 1991) Fri-Tues 
The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) Weds Only 

Crest Cinema Centre:

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) Fri-Thurs  
Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Egyptian:

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Fri-Thurs 

Century Federal Way:

Kaake Da Viyah (Rai Yuvraj Bains) Fri-Thurs 
Uda Aida (Ksshitij Chaudhary) Fri-Thurs 
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun, & Tues Only 

Grand Cinema:

Piercing (Nicolas Pesce) Sat Only 
A Private War (Matthew Heineman) Tues Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Genesis 2.0 (Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev) Fri-Thurs  
Blade of Fury (Sammo Hung, 1993) Fri & Sun Only
Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Sat-Tues & Thurs 
Saturday Secret Matinee Sat Only 16mm
Pedicab Driver (Sammo Hung, 1989) Weds and Next Fri, Sun & Thurs Only Our Review Our Podcast

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Shelly Chopra Dhar) Fri-Thurs 
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Kangana Ranaut & Krish) Fri-Thurs 
Sarvam Thaala Mayam (Rajiv Menon) Fri-Thurs 
The Gandhi Murder (Karim Traïdia) Fri-Thurs 
F2-Fun and Frustration (Anil Ravipudi) Fri-Thurs
URI (Aditya Dhar) Fri-Thurs
Vandha Rajavathaan Varuven (Sundar C.) Fri-Thurs Tamil with No Subtitles
K.G.F. Chapter 1 (Prashanth Neel) Sat & Sun Only 
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun & Tues Only 

Regal Meridian:

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Shelly Chopra Dhar) Fri-Thurs 
Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year (Zhang Dapeng) Tues Only 

Northwest Film Forum:

Children’s Film Festival Fri-Sun  
The Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin (Arwen Curry) Fri Only 
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987) Starts Weds 

AMC Pacific Place:

Miss Behavior (Pang Ho-cheung) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

The Gandhi Murder (Karim Traïdia) Fri-Thurs 
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (Shelly Chopra Dhar) Fri-Thurs 
Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year (Zhang Dapeng) Starts Tues 

Seattle Art Museum:

The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman, 1969) Thurs Only 

AMC Seattle:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 
Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Film Center:

The Heiresses (Marcelo Martinessi) Fri-Thurs  

Regal Thornton Place:

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) Sun, Tues & Weds Only 

SIFF Uptown:

Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration (Martyn Atkins) Thurs Only 

Varsity Theatre:

A Breath Away (Daniel Roby) Fri-Thurs 
Piercing (Nicolas Pesce) Fri-Thurs 
Legend of the Demon Cat (Chen Kaige) Tues Only