Friday January 17 – Thursday January 23

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Featured Film:

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain at the Beacon

The early evening showing of Death Race 2000 on Saturday is sold out, so unless you’ve already got a ticket, you’re not going to be able to make yourself a killer double feature of it and Tsui Hark’s fantasy wuxia masterpiece. If you are going to Death Race though, you owe it to yourself to stick around for the late show, because movies don’t get any wilder than Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain, which is about Yuen Biao being a human in a war between color-coded armies (he fights Sammo Hung, as usual) who gets lost in the middle of a war between the gods and somehow might end up saving everyone. It’s part of a Beacon miniseries on 80s fantasy wuxia, with Tsui and Ching Siu-tung’s A Chinese Ghost Story (another indisputable classic) to follow next week and Holy Flame of the Martial World the week after that. Elsewhere around town, Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You is a worthy follow-up to his excellent Your Name. and the Rohmer series continues at SAM with Claire’s Knee. Also at the Beacon: many versions of Alec Guiness get killed in Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Ashfall (Lee Hae-jun & Kim Byung-seo) Fri-Thurs 
A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) Fri-Thurs Our Podcast 

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Thurs 

The Beacon Cinema:

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) Fri-Thurs 
Lifeforce (Tobe Hooper, 1985) Fri Only 
The Little Mermaid (Karel Kachyna, 1976) Sat-Mon & Weds Only 
Death Race 2000 (Paul Bartel, 1975) Sat Only 
Zu: Warriors of the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark, 1983) Sat Only 
Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Shōji Kawamori, Noboru Ishiguro, 1984) Sun Only 
Property is No Longer a Theft (Elio Petri, 1973) Sun Only 
Tampopo (Juzo Itami, 1985) Tues Only 

Central Cinema:

Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Fri-Weds 
Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932) Fri-Weds 

SIFF Egyptian:

Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) Weds Only 

Century Federal Way:

Weathering with You (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
Ashfall (Lee Hae-jun & Kim Byung-seo) Fri-Thurs 
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) Sun Only 

Grand Cinema:

March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, 2005) Sat Only Free Screening
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Sat Only 
The Kingmaker (Lauren Greenfield) Tues Only 
Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) Weds Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Queen of Hearts (May el-Toukhy) Fri-Thurs 
The Wave (Gille Klabin) Fri-Sun, Weds 
Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only 

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Weathering with You (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
Ala Vaikunthapurramullo (Trivikram Srinivas) Fri-Thurs 
Darbar (A.R. Murugadoss) Fri-Thurs In Tamil or Telugu, Check Listings
Sarileru Neekevvaru (Anil Ravipudi) Fri-Thurs 
Chhapaak (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Om Raut) Fri-Thurs 
Entha Manchivaadavuraa (Satish Vegesna) Fri-Thurs 
Pattas (R.S. Durai Senthilkumar) Fri-Thurs 
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) Sun & Weds Only 

Regal Meridian:

Weathering with You (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
Les misérables (Ladj Ly) Fri-Thurs
Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) Weds Only 

Northwest Film Forum:

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour Fri-Sun, Tues & Weds 
Chulas Fronteras (Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz, 1976) Fri-Sun 
Redoubt (Matthew Barney) Weds-Sat 
Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival Encore & Kick-Off Thurs Only 

AMC Pacific Place:

The Song of Names (François Girard) Fri-Thurs 

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Miracle in Cell No. 7 (Lee Hwan-kyung) Fri-Thurs 
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (Om Raut) Fri-Thurs 
Pain & Glory (Pedro Almodóvar) Fri-Thurs 
Good Newwz (Raj Mehta) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Seattle:

Les misérables (Ladj Ly) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer, 1969) Thurs Only 

SIFF Film Center:

The Hottest August (Brett Story) Fri-Sun 
The Gleanors & I (Agnès Varda, 2000) Sat Only 
Faces, Places (Agnès Varda & JR, 2017) Sun Only Our Review

AMC Southcenter:

Weathering with You (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Subtitled

Regal Thornton Place:

Weathering with You (Makoto Shinkai) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) Sun & Weds Only
Color Out of Space (Richard Stanley) Weds Only 

Varsity Theatre:

Fantastic Fungi (Louie Schwartzberg) Fri-Thurs 
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli, 1951) Weds 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
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino) Our Review Our Other Review