Friday February 14 – Thursday February 20

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Featured Film:

Noir City at the Beacon Cinema

Always a major highlight of the movie year is Eddie Muller’s Noir City Festival, the 2020 version of which plays all this week at the Egyptian. The theme this time is international noir, and Muller has brought with him a wide swath of films from around the world, none of which I’ve seen. Sunday’s all-Japanese program in particular looks amazing, with Suzuki Seijun’s Branded to Kill (starring the late Joe Shishido) along with A Colt is My Passport, Pale Flower and Rusty Knife. Elsewhere around town, the Beacon has a Seattle repertory rarity in that they’re playing Indian movies. Two of them: Mani Kaul’s 1973 Duvidha and Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, from 2007. Both look amazing. But if new Indian cinema is what you’re looking for, the Lincoln Square has Imtiaz Ali’s latest, Love Aaj Kal. It’s apparently neither a sequel to nor a remake of his 2009 film, also called Love Aaj Kal, but it does star the daughter of one of the stars of the first film. The 2009 version is pretty good, odds are this one will be too.

Playing This Week:

The Beacon Cinema:

Matt Christman’s Guide to Springfield Fri Only 
Burial Ground – The Nights of Terror (Andrea Bianchi, 1981) Fri Only 
Duvidha (Mani Kaul, 1973) Sat & Tues Only 
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947) Sat-Tues Only 
Jupiter Ascending (Lilly & Lana Wachowski, 2015) Sat-Mon Only 
Five Element Ninjas (Chang Cheh, 1982) Sat Only 
Andromeda Stories (Sasaki Masamitsu, 1982) Sun Only 
Song to the Siren: The Beacon Guide to 4AD Sun Only 
Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan, 2007) Weds Only 
Birth (Jonathan Glazer, 2004) Weds & Thurs Only 
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (Itô Shunya, 1973) Thurs Only 

Central Cinema:

Joe vs. the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley, 1990) Fri-Tues 
Sleepless in Seattle (Nora Ephron, 1993) Fri-Weds 
Midsommar (Ari Aster) Weds & Thurs Only Director’s Cut

SIFF Egyptian:

Noir City Festival Fri-Thurs Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Sufna (Jagdeep Sidhu) Fri-Thurs 

Grand Cinema:

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Sat Only Free Screening
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) Sat Only 
Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli, 1984) Tues Only Our Podcast 
Downtown 81 (Edo Bertoglio, 2000) Weds Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Buffaloed (Tanya Wexler) Fri-Thurs  
Saturday Secret Matinees Sat Only 
Dark Romances: Bleeding Hearts Sat Only VHS
Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990) Mon Only 
The Sensually Liberated Female (Matt Cimber, 1970) Weds Only  

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Love Aaj Kal (Imtiaz Ali) Fri-Thurs 
Oh My Kadavule (Ashwath Marimuthu) Fri-Thurs 
World Famous Lover (Kranthi Madhav) Fri-Thurs 
Jaanu (C. Prem Kumar) Fri-Thurs 
Malang (Mohit Suri) Fri-Thurs 
Varane Aavashyamundu (Anoop Sathyan) Sat & Sun Only 

Regal Meridian:

Ride Your Wave (Yuasa Masaaki) Weds Only 

Northwest Film Forum:

Eros + Massacre (Yoshida Yoshishige, 1969) Sat & Sun Only  
Heroic Purgatory (Yoshida Yoshishige, 1970) Sat & Sun Only  
Perfect Revolution (Matsumoto Junpei) Weds Only  
Blood Quantum (Jeff Barnaby) Weds Only  
The Great Communist Robbery (Alexandru Solomon, 2004) Thurs Only  

AMC Pacific Place:

The Assistant (Kitty Green) Fri-Thurs 

AMC Seattle:

The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao (Karim Aïnouz) Fri-Thurs 

Seattle Art Museum:

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Eric Rohmer, 1987) Thurs Only 

SIFF Film Center:

After Midnight (Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella) Fri-Tues
Matewan (John Sayles, 1987) Weds Only Our Podcast  

Regal Thornton Place:

Ride Your Wave (Yuasa Masaaki) Weds Only 

SIFF Uptown:

2020 Oscar Shorts Fri-Weds Animated 
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov) Fri-Thurs 
And Then We Danced (Levan Akin) Fri-Thurs 
Bird (Clint Eastwood, 1988) Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

Weathering with You (Shinkai Makoto) Fri-Thurs Subtitled or Dubbed, Check Listings
Spy Intervention (Drew Mylrea) Fri-Thurs 
Camp Cold Brook (Andy Palmer) Fri-Thurs 

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