Friday December 20 – Thursday December 26

Featured Film:

A Hidden Life at the Egyptian, the Grand, and the Lincoln Square

A certain blockbuster has sucked up most of the screens around town, but while you’re waiting for Christmas morning to open up to two of the finest movies of the year (Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and Josh & Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems), you can catch Terrence Malick’s latest at three strategically placed locations around the Puget Sound area. An epic of sorts about a man, since sainted, who refused to swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler and the Nazi party and was executed for it, it’s one of Malick’s most fascinating films from a shockingly productive and idiosyncratic decade. No mainstream Hollywood filmmaker more challenges his audience, and Malick’s 2010s will likely be remembered more fondly by history than they have been in his own time. A Hidden Life isn’t a perfect film, though I’m admittedly more ambivalent on it than some of my colleagues, but it’s certainly among the most thought-provoking movies of the year. Catch it on a big screen while you can.

Playing This Week:

The Beacon Cinema:

Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015) Fri, Sat & Tues Only 
A Very Beacon Christmas (??? ?????, ????) Fri & Tues Only 
Carol for Another Christmas (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1964) Sat Only 
Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka (Aleksander Rou, 1961) Sat & Mon Only 
The Dybbuk (Michal Waszynski, 1937) Sat & Mon Only 
The Beacon Holiday Party and Mystery Movie Sat Only 
Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon, 2003) Sun Only 
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1983) Sun Only Full-Length Version
Ghost Stories for Christmas (Jonathan Miller, 1968/Lawrence Gordon Clark, 1976) Sun & Tues Only 
Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974) Mon Only 

Central Cinema:

Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003) Fri-Mon  

Crest Cinema Centrer:

The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles) Fri-Thurs 

SIFF Egyptian:

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) Fri-Mon Our Podcast 
Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Mon Only 

Century Federal Way:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Tues Only 

Grand Cinema:

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) Fri-Thurs Our Podcast 
Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Thurs 
Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003) Sat Only  
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Jalmari Helander, 2010) Sat Only 
Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) Sat Only 
White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) Mon Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Fri-Thurs 35mm

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) Fri-Tues Our Podcast 
Dabangg 3 (Prabhu Deva) Fri-Tues 
Hero (P.S. Mithran) Fri-Mon  
Prati Roju Pandage (Maruthi) Fri-Tues  
Ruler (K. S. Ravikumar) Fri-Tues 
Thambi (Jeethu Joseph) Fri-Sun  
Venky Mama (K. S. Ravindra) Fri-Tues 
It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Tues Only 

Regal Meridian:

Only Cloud Knows (Feng Xiaogang) Fri-Mon 
Dabangg 3 (Prabhu Deva) Fri-Tues 

Northwest Film Forum:

Celebration: Yves Saint Laurent (Olivier Meyrou) Fri Sun 
Everybody’s Everything (Ramez Silyan & Sebastian Jones) Sun Only 

AMC Pacific Place:

Ip Man 4 (Wilson Yip) Starts Weds 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Dabangg 3 (Prabhu Deva) Fri-Tues 

AMC Seattle:

Only Cloud Knows (Feng Xiaogang) Starts Weds 

SIFF Film Center:

White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954) Fri-Tues Sing-along

SIFF Uptown:

Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Sun  
A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) Tues-Thurs Our Podcast 
Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971) Weds Only Sing-along

Varsity Theatre:

Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Thurs 
The Report (Scott Z. Burns)  Fri Only  

In Wide Release:

The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams) Our Review 
Little Women (Greta Gerwig) Our Review
Parasite (Bong Joonho) Our Review Our Podcast