Friday April 5 – Thursday April 11


Featured Film:

Ash is Purest White at the SIFF Uptown

My favorite film of 2018 opens this week at the Uptown. I’ve been writing and talking about Ash is Purest White director Jia Zhangke a lot this year, with a career overview at Mubi and a lecture about him in Vancouver along with an essay at VIFF’s blog about his use of music. And there should be even more coming in the near future. But this week is packed with other great films if, like me, you’ve seen Zhao Tao uphold the jianghu code four times already. The Uptown also has Christian Petzold’s tremendous Transit, a kind of variation on Casablanca starring Franz Rogowski, who is a kind of variation on Joaquin Phoenix. We talked about it on our VIFF podcast last fall. If opening two of the best movies of 2018 wasn’t enough, the Grand Illusion has one of the best movies ever, with The Godfather on 35mm. And just to make things super crazy, the Northwest Film Forum has both Khalik Allah’s acclaimed Black Mother and Hu Bo’s monumental An Elephant Sitting Still, and then late in the week they open the new restoration of King Hu’s classic The Fate of Lee Khan (review at Mubi). It’s a good week on Seattle Screens.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Romeo Akbar Walter (Robby Grewal) Fri-Thurs 

Central Cinema:

The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997) Fri-Weds Our Review
Super Troopers (Jay Chandrasekhar, 2001) Fri-Tues 

Century Federal Way:

Rabb Da Radio 2 (Sharan Art) Fri-Thurs 

Grand Cinema:

The Aftermath (James Kent) Fri-Thurs 
Keanu (Peter Atencio, 2016) Sat Only 
Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) Tues Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs 35mm
Starfish (A.T. White) Sat & Mon Only 
Terror Nullius (Soda_Jerk) Sat Only 
Saturday Secret Matinee Sat Only 16mm
The Future is Female (Various) Sun Only  

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

The Aftermath (James Kent) Fri-Thurs 
Romeo Akbar Walter (Robby Grewal) Fri-Thurs 
Kesari (Anurag Singh) Fri-Thurs 
Lakshmi’s NTR (Ram Gopal Varma & Agasthya Manju) Fri-Thurs 
Lucifer (Prithviraj Sukumaran) Fri-Thurs 
Super Deluxe (Thiagarajan Kumararaja) Fri-Thurs 
Majili (Shiva Nirvana) Fri-Thurs 
Mera Naam Shaji (Nadirsha) Fri-Thurs 
Panchatantra (Yogaraj Bhat) Sat & Sun Only 

Regal Meridian:

The Aftermath (James Kent) Fri-Thurs 
The Public (Emilio Estevez) Fri-Thurs 

Northwest Film Forum:

Black Mother (Khalik Allah) Fri-Tues 
Best of the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival 2019 Fri Only 
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo) Sat & Sun Only 
The Fate of Lee Khan (King Hu, 1973) Weds, Thurs & Next Fri Only Our Review 
Cadence Video Poetry Festival Thurs Only 

AMC Oak Tree:

The Aftermath (James Kent) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Pacific Place:

P Storm (David Lam) Fri-Thurs 
More than Blue (Gavin Lin) Fri-Thurs 
Division 19 (Suzie Halewood) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Ulan (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs 
Badla (Sujoy Ghosh) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Seattle:

The Aftermath (James Kent) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951) Thurs Only 

SIFF Film Center:

Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream (Miki Wecel) Fri-Sun 

AMC Southcenter:

The Public (Emilio Estevez) Fri-Thurs 
Storm Boy (Shawn Seet) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Uptown:

Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhangke) Fri-Thurs Our Review 
Transit (Christian Petzold) Fri-Thurs Our Podcast 
Woman at War (Benedikt Erlingsson) Fri-Thurs 

Varsity Theatre:

Giant Little Ones (Keith Behrman) Fri-Thurs 

In Wide Release:

Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) Our Review Our Other Review
Triple Threat (Jesse V. Johnson) Our Review