Friday March 8 – Thursday March 14


Featured Film:

The Image Book at the Grand Illusion

Almost 60 years after Breathless, it remains the case that every new film from Jean-Luc Godard is a major event. The Image Book continues in his recent vein of gnomic thoughts about cinema and history spoken over striking imagery. Trains in particular stand out this go around. There’s a lot going on in it and what you get out of it depends in large part on you. For me, I’m always happy to spend time with a cranky old man who is still upset about cinema’s failure to prevent the Holocaust.
Also out this week are other films by big auteur names: Gaspar Noé who is not my cup of tea, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who sometimes is. Noé’s Climax plays at a few theatres around town and is sure to provoke people who enjoy being provoked by art house movies. Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree is at the Northwest Film Forum. As studies of obnoxious Turkish men go, it’s definitely about ten minutes shorter than his Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep, with some similarly sublime moments.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

The Kid (Vincent D’Onofrio) Fri-Thurs 

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) Fri-Thurs 

Central Cinema:

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) Fri-Weds  
They Live (John Carpenter, 1988) Fri-Weds 

Crest Cinema Centre:

Triple Frontier (J. C. Chandor) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Egyptian:

Climax (Gaspar Noé) Fri-Thurs 
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2019 Sat Only

Century Federal Way:

Extreme Job (Lee Byung-heon) Fri-Thurs 
Guddiyan Patole (Vijay Kumar Arora) Fri-Thurs 
The Kid (Vincent D’Onofrio) Fri-Thurs 

Grand Cinema:

Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) Fri-Thurs 
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) Fri-Thurs 
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Fri-Thurs 
If You Build It (Patrick Creadon) Mon Only Free Screening
What is Democracy (Astra Taylor) Tues Only 
Cat Video Fest 2019 Weds & Thurs Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard) Fri-Thurs 
FP2: Beats of Rage (Jason Trost) Fri Only 
Saturday Secret Matinee Sat Only 16mm
Funny Ha Ha (Andrew Bujalski, 2002) Sat, Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Rock ‘n Roll Cowboys (Rob Stewart, 1987) Sat Only VHS

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Climax (Gaspar Noé) Fri-Thurs 
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) Fri-Thurs 
The Kid (Vincent D’Onofrio) Fri-Thurs 
Total Dhamaal (Indra Kumar) Fri-Thurs 
Gully Boy (Zoya Akhtar) Fri-Thurs 
Luka Chuppi (Laxman Utekar) Fri-Thurs 
118 (K. V. Guhan) Fri-Thurs 
Badla (Sujoy Ghosh) Fri-Thurs 
Thadam (Magizh Thirumeni) Fri-Thurs 
Chambal (Jacob Verghese) Sat & Sun Only 

Regal Meridian:

Gully Boy (Zoya Akhtar) Fri-Thurs 
The Kid (Vincent D’Onofrio) Fri-Thurs 

Northwest Film Forum:

The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Fri-Thurs 
Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi) Fri-Sun 
Indian Horse (Stephen S. Campanelli) Sat Only 
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Gabrielle Brady) Weds & Next Weds Only 

AMC Pacific Place:

The Wandering Earth (Frant Gwo) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Furie (Lê Văn Kiệt) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Luka Chuppi (Laxman Utekar) Fri-Thurs 
Total Dhamaal (Indra Kumar) Fri-Thurs 
Gully Boy (Zoya Akhtar) Fri-Thurs 
Alone Together (Antoinette Jadaone) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Seattle:

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982) Thurs Only 

SIFF Film Center:

This Magnificent Cake! (Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels) Fri-Sun 
Frey: Part 1 and Mies on Scene (Jake Gorst and Pep Martin) Weds & Thurs Only 

AMC Southcenter:

Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) Fri-Thurs 
Furie (Lê Văn Kiệt) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Uptown:

Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) Fri-Thurs 
Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) Fri-Thurs 
The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows (Various) Fri-Thurs 
Brave Girl Rising (Richard Robbins and Martha Adams) Fri Only 
Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2019 Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

I’m Not Here (Michelle Schumacher) Fri-Thurs