Friday July 20 – Thursday July 26

Featured Film:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at the Ark Lodge

Sure, the Grand Illusion has 35mm prints of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and The Shining, but the Ark Lodge has a one showing only presentation (with free ice cream for the kids!) of one of the greatest movies of all-time, so they get our coveted Featured Film spot this week. Our love for Bill & Ted goes way back, as you can hear in this episode of The George Sanders Show. Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Dhadak (Shashank Khaitan) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989) Sat Only Our Podcast

Central Cinema:

Newsies (Kenny Ortega, 1992) Fri-Mon
The Apple (Menahem Golan, 1980) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Dhol Ratti (Shivam Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Grand Cinema:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) Fri-Thurs
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sat & Mon Only
The Land Before Time (Don Bluth, 1988) Sat Only
Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972) Sat Only
Happy Birthday, Marsha (Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel) Mon Only Free Screening
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Weds Only
Paper Tigers (James Redford) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) Fri, Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
Barry Lyndon (Norman Jewison, 1975) Sat, Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat-Mon

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) Fri-Thurs
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Dhadak (Shashank Khaitan) Fri-Thurs
Aatagadharaa Siva (Chandra Siddhartha) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Lover (Annish Krishna) Fri-Thurs
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat & Tues Only
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Sea to Shining Sea (Maximón Monihan) Mon Only Filmmakers in Attendance
Saving Brinton (Tommy Haines & Andrew Sherburne) Weds, Thurs & next Sun Only

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Seattle Art Museum:

My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

The Cakemaker (Ofir Raul Graizer) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Mari Okada) Sat & Tues Only
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sun, Mon & Weds Only
The Sandlot (David Mickey Evans, 1993) Sun & Tues Only

SIFF Uptown:

Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Fri-Sun
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) Our Review
Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
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Friday July 13 – Thursday July 19

Featured Film:

Actual Film at the Grand Illusion

This week the Grand Illusion kicks off a multi-week celebration of 35mm, with matched pairs of classic films from the 60s to the 90s. This first week features a pair of 50 year old Steve McQueen classics, the heist film The Thomas Crown Affair and the cop drama Bullitt, with its justly-celebrated car chase. Next week is a pair from Stanley Kubrick: The Shining and Barry Lyndon (which should be a must-see on film). Then two underrated crime classics from directors more famous for other movies: To Live and Die in LA from William Friedkin and Ronin by John Frankenheimer. The series concludes with the sci-fi films Outland, by Peter Hyams and Demolition Man, from Marco Brambilla. These days 35mm is almost wholly absent from Seattle Screens, and when we do get something it’s usually one of the same old titles that play again and again. Only the Grand Illusion is cool enough to give us a series with both Barry Lyndon and Demolition Man.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theatre:

Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Weds Only

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985) Sat Only Free Ice Cream for Kids
Scorchy (Howard Avedis, 1976) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) Fri-Tues Subtitled Tues Only
Blade II (Guillermo del Toro, 2002) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Eating Animals (Christopher Dillon Quinn) Fri-Thurs
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001) Sat Only
Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis) Tues Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Weds Only
Local Produce: Short Films Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Bullitt (Peter Yates, 1968) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs 35mm
The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968) Fri-Sun, Mon & Weds 35mm
En el séptimo día (Jim McKay) Sat-Thurs

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Kadaikutty Singam (Pandiraj) Fri-Thurs In Tamil or Telugu, Check Listings
RX100 (Ajay Bhupathi) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Tamil Padam 2 (C. S. Amudhan) Fri-Thurs
Vijetha (Rakesh Sashi) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (Tiffany Bartok) Fri-Sun
Damsel (David & Nathan Zellner) Fri-Thurs Skype Q&A 714
Sea to Shining Sea (Maximón Monihan) Weds, Thurs & Next Mon Only Filmmakers in Attendance

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs

Seattle Art Museum:

Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Fri-Thurs
Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The King (Eugene Jarecki) Fri-Thurs
The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Straight into a Storm (William Miller) Weds Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

Big (Penny Marshall, 198) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday July 6 – Thursday July 12

Featured Film:

Carol Lombard at the Seattle Art Museum

SAM’s summer tribute to the great Carol Lombard kicks off this Thursday with Twentieth Century, the 1934 screwball masterpiece from Howard Hawks. John Barrymore plays a theatrical director who schemes on the eponymous train to get Lombard to agree to appear in his next show. Both Barrymore and Lombard are exceptional: it’s possibly the loudest screwball comedy there ever was. SAM’s series continues in the coming weeks with great films like Nothing Sacred, To Be or Not To Be and My Man Godfrey.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) Fri-Tues
Deep Blue Sea (Renny Harlin, 1999) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Nankana (Manjeet Maan) Fri-Thurs

Grand Cinema:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) Sat Only
Evolution of Organic (Mark Kitchell) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Gabriel & The Mountain (Fellipe Barbosa) Fri-Thurs
Strangers on Earth (Tristan Cook) Sat & Sun, Mon & Weds
Godmonster of Indian Flats (Fredric Hobbs, 1973) Fri, Sat & Tues Only
Ask the Sexpert (Vaishali Sinha) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Pantham (K Chakravarthy) Fri-Thurs
Teju I Love You (A. Karunakaran) Fri-Thurs
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Amma I Love You (K. M. Chaitanya) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Eating Animals (Christopher Dillon Quinn) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Time Regained (Raúl Ruiz, 1999) Weds & Thurs Only
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (Tiffany Bartok) Starts Weds

AMC Oak Tree:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review

AMC Pacific Place:

American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Brother of the Year (Witthaya Thongyooyong) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Nankana (Manjeet Maan) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

Seattle Art Museum:

Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934) Thurs Only

SIFF Film Center:

Czech That Film Fri-Sun Full Program

SIFF Uptown:

The King (Eugene Jarecki) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Fireworks (Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi) Sat Only
Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968) Sun Only

Varsity Theatre:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
Bleeding Steel (Leo Zhang) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 29 – Thursday July 5

Featured Film:

Cold Water at the Grand Illusion

There’s some good stuff out there this week, including a pair of highly anticipated Chinese films at the Pacific Place (Herman Yau’s The Leakers and Han Yan’s Animal World) and Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night at the Ark Lodge, but the restoration of Olivier Assayas’s Cold Water at the Grand Illusion is a film I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a very long time (not even Scarecrow had it, if I remember correctly). The celebrated French dirctor’s first big film, it stars Virginie Ledoyen (a couple of years before she stole Edward Yang’s Mahjong) in a semi-autobiographical teen coming-of-age type story, a story Assayas would continue almost a decade later with 2012’s terrific Something in the Air.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986) Fri-Tues
Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay, 1995) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

The Last Suit (Pablo Solarz) Fri-Thurs
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Steve Jones & Todd Jones) Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
The Seagull (Michael Mayer) Fri-Thurs
Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
The FP (Brandon Trost & Jason Trost, 2012) Sat Only
The 12th Man (Harald Zwart) Tues Only
What the Health (Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Cold Water (Olivier Assayas) Fri-Tues, Thurs
The Misandrists (Bruce LaBruce) Sat-Tues, Thurs
The Workers Cup (Adam Sobel) Sun-Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
Tik Tik Tik  (Shakti Soundar Rajan) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack) Fri-Sun
Everything Else (Natalia Almada) Sat & Sun Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Animal World (Han Yan) Fri-Thurs
Lobster Cop (Li Xinyun) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
The Leakers (Herman Yau) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sanju (Rajkumar Hirani) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

SIFF Film Center:

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Fri-Thurs Our Review

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995) Sat Only Dubbed in English
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival Fri-Sun Full Program
Fireworks (Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi) Weds & Thurs Only

Varsity Theatre:

A Kid Like Jake (Silas Howard) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 22 – Thursday June 28

Featured Film:

The Rider at the Pacific Place and the Grand Cinema

I haven’t seen it yet, but there isn’t a lot out there of note opening this week (everyone’s clearing the deck for Animal World next week I guess) but if I have a chance to go see anything, it will be Chloé Zhao’s highly-acclaimed film about South Dakota rodeo cowboys. A kind of update of The Lusty Men made by a Chinese woman who has spent years in and around the Badlands and Pine Ridge? Sold. It’s playing at the Pacific Place in Seattle, the Grand in Tacoma, and the Roxy in Bremerton.

Playing This Week:

Admiral Theatre:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Weds Only

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Mother of George (Andrew Dosunmu, 2013) Tues Only

Central Cinema:

The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999) Fri-Tues
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Andy Irons: Kissed by God (Steve Jones & Todd Jones) Weds Only

Century Federal Way:

Asees (Rana Ranbir) Fri-Thurs
West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Revenge (Coralie Fargeat) Sat Only
Films by Masahiro Sugano Mon Only
Final Portrait (Stanley Tucci) Tues Only
What the Health (Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town (Christian Papierniak) Fri-Thurs
Best F(r)iends (Justin MacGregor) Fri & Sat Only
The Workers Cup (Adam Sobel) Sun-Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Tik Tik Tik  (Shakti Soundar Rajan) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sammohanam (Mohan Krishna Indraganti) Fri-Thurs
West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Here to Be Heard: The Story of The Slits (William E. Badgley) Fri-Sun Director in Attendance
The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack) Fri-Thurs
Joy Ride Screened and Alive: Adventures of Unavoidable Embodiment Weds Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Lobster Cop (Li Xinyun) Fri-Thurs
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
The Seagull (Michael Mayer) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review

SIFF Film Center:

Breath (Simon Baker) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Nancy (Christina Choe) Fri-Thurs

Varsity Theatre:

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review

Friday June 15 – Thursday June 21

Featured Film:

2001: A Space Odyssey at the Pacific Place

Sure the Pacific Place isn’t the ideal spot for watching a classic film, but the Cinerama I guess would rather be one of fifty screens in the area playing the new Pixar movie than be the home of an unmissable film event. Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi epic is of course no stranger to Seattle Screens, but this is a new restoration and it’s playing on 70mm. With the rest of the city suffering its annual SIFF hangover (with the exception, as usual, of the Grand Illusion, which has a restoration of Melvin Van Peebles’s equally classic Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song), you might as well go to the AMC and see a great movie again, even if Christopher Nolan was somehow involved.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Manos Returns (Tonjia Atomic) Thurs Only

Central Cinema:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989) Fri-Tues
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994) Fri-Tues

SIFF Egyptian:

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs

Century Federal Way:

Carry on Jatta 2 (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Mountain (Jennifer Peedom) Fri-Thurs
Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993) Sat Only
Madagascar (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005) Sat Only Free Screening
Strangers on the Earth (Tristan Cook) Mon & Tues Only
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951) Weds Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

Mary Shelley (Haifaa Al-Mansour) Fri-Thurs
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971) Fri, Sat & Tues Only
Bijou (Wakefield Poole) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, Check Listings
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Naa Nuvve (Jayendra Panchapakesan) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sammohanam (Mohan Krishna Indraganti) Fri-Thurs
Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Queerama (Daisy Asquith) Fri-Sun
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (Thomas Piper) Fri-Thurs
Mama Colonel (Dieudo Hamadi) Thurs Only

AMC Pacific Place:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) Fri-Thurs 70mm
The Rider (Chloé Zhao) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Race 3 (Remo D’Souza) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

Summer 1993 (Carla Simón) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley) Fri-Thurs
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) Fri-Thurs
Best of SIFF 2018 Full Program 

Varsity Theatre:

The Year of Spectacular Men (Lea Thompson) Fri-Thurs
The Yellow Birds (Alexandre Moors) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday June 8 – Thursday June 14

Featured Film:

Let the Sunshine In at the Grand Cinema

While SIFF comes to its conclusion this weekend, the venerable Grand in Tacoma boasts two of the top titles from this year’s festival. Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is playing on a variety of screens in Seattle, but if you want to catch Claire Denis’s latest, you’re only choice (for now at least) is the Grand, where it begins its second week. Juliette Binoche plays an artist who is looking for but always unlucky in love, entertaining a series of men, none of which are worthy of her. There’s plenty of warmth and humor, but while Denis’s style seems like an odd fit for a romantic comedy, her focus on textures, of people (no one films skin better) and the spaces in-between them, reveals the desperate, longing soul underneath the most venerable genre clichés.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Hindi
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Logan (Noir) (James Mangold) Fri-Thurs
Mo’ Better Blues (Spike Lee, 1990) Tues Only

Central Cinema:

¡Three Amigos! (John Landis, 1986) Fri-Tues
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) Fri-Tues
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) Thurs Only Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil
Believer (Lee Hae-young) Fri-Thurs
Carry on Jatta 2 (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Lives Well Lived (Sky Bergman) Fri-Thurs
Nausiccä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) Sat Only Subtitled Our Podcast
Rubin and Ed (Trent Harris, 1992) Sat Only
Becoming Who I Was (Moon Chang-Yong & Jeon Jin) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

How To Talk To Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Sollers Point (Matthew Porterfield) Fri-Thurs
Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern (Kazuhiro Furuhashi) Sat-Mon Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Kaala (Pa. Ranjith) Fri-Thurs Tamil, Telugu or Hindi, Check Listings
American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs
Abhimanyudu (P.S. Mithran) Fri-Tues Telugu with no subtitles
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs
Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983) Sun & Weds Only

Northwest Film Forum:

Summer in the Forest (Randall Wright) Fri Only
Roller Dreams (Kate Hickey) Fri-Sun
Joe and Maxi (Maxi Cohen, 1978) Sat Only
The Doctor from India (Jeremy Frindel) Sun Only
In Case of Emergency (Stefanie Sparks) Weds & Thurs Only Director in Attendance
Queerama (Daisy Asquith) Starts Weds

AMC Pacific Place:

American Animals (Bart Layton) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Kasal (Ruel S. Bayani) Fri-Thurs
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (Irene Villamor) Fri-Thurs
Scarface (Brian DePalma, 1983) Sun & Weds Only

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Nossa Chape (Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist) Fri-Thurs

In Wide Release:

Ocean’s 8 (Gary Ross) Our Review
Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday June 1 – Thursday June 7

Featured Film:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

We’re more than halfway through this year’s SIFF, and headlining the coming week are an experimental film about stars in the movies (not movie stars) called , a new restoration of a classic by Jean Renoir (The Crime of Monsieur Lange) and the latest from Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik, Leave No Trace. Those movies and more can be found in my Week Three and Beyond Preview. Also opening this week in regular runs are two of our favorite films from this year’s SIFF thus far: Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (at the Lincoln Square, the Meridian and the AMC Seattle (that’s the Metro)) and Claire Denis’s Let the Sunshine In, at the Grand in Tacoma.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs

Ark Lodge Cinemas:

Mad Max Fury Road (George Miller, 2015) Fri-Thurs Black and Chrome
Spaceballs (Mel Brooks, 1987) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) Fri-Tues
Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, 2009) Fri-Tues
Under the Cherry Moon (Prince, 1986) Weds Only

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Carry on Jatta 2 (Smeep Kang) Fri-Thurs
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Grand Cinema:

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) Sat Only Subtitled
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) Sat Only
Hitler’s Hollywood (Rudiger Suchsland) Tues Only

Grand Illusion Cinema:

How To Talk To Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) Fri-Thurs
Archeopsychic Time Zones: New Films & Videos by Georg Koszulinski Tues Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Veere Di Wedding (Shashanka Ghosh) Fri-Thurs
Parmanu (Abhishek Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Officer (Ram Gopal Varma) Fri-Thurs
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (Vikramaditya Motwane) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Bucket List (Tejas Vijay Deoskar) Fri-Thurs
Ee Ma Yove (Lijo Jose Pellissery) Sat Only
Raambo 2 (Anil Kumar) Sun Only
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

Summer in the Forest (Randall Wright) Fri, Sun & Thurs
The Desert Bride (Cecilia Atán & Valeria Pivato) Fri-Sun
Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker (Keith Schieron & Tim Irwin) Fri Only
The Doctor from India (Jeremy Frindel) Weds, Thurs & Next Sun

AMC Pacific Place:

On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Kasal (Ruel S. Bayani) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

First Reformed (Paul Schrader) Fri-Thurs Our Review Our Other Review
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Regal Thornton Place:

The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Sun & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday May 25 – Thursday May 31

Featured Film:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

It’s week two of SIFF, and highlights include Claire Denis’s Let the Sunshine In, Sylvia Chang’s Love Education and Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White. I’ve a brief run-down of the week to come here. This is a strong week for SIFF counter-programming as well, as the Northwest Film Forum is playing the third of Hong Sangsoo’s three 2017 films, The Day After, this weekend only. It’s not to be missed. And the Grand Illusion has a pair of Andrei Tarkovsky classics, with The Sacrifice and Stalker, both in restored versions. There’s even a nifty new Chinese romantic comedy playing exclusively at the Meridian in How Long Will I Love U. Oh, and there’s a new Star Wars movie too.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998) Fri-Sun, Tues-Weds
Best F(r)iends (Justin MacGregor) Fri-Sun, Tues-Weds

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Grand Cinema:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) Sat Only Subtitled
Manos Returns (Tonjia Atomic) Sat Only
White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance (Georg Koszulinski) Tues Only Director in Attendance

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986) Fri-Sun, Tues & Thurs
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) Sat-Mon, Weds
The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) Sat & Sun Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Parmanu (Abhishek Sharma) Fri-Thurs
Nela Ticket (Kalyan Krishna) Fri-Thurs
Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Mahanati (Ashwin Nag) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Bucket List (Tejas Vijay Deoskar) Sat & Sun Only

Regal Meridian:

How Long Will I Love U (Su Lun) Fri-Thurs Our Review
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs

Northwest Film Forum:

The Day After (Hong Sangsoo) Fri-Sun Our Review Our Other Review Our Discussion
Scream for Me Sarajevo (Tarik Hodzic) Fri-Sun
Qui trop embrasse… (Jacques Davila, 1986) Weds Only 35mm

AMC Pacific Place:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Kasal (Ruel S. Bayani) Fri-Thurs
Ammammagarillu (Sundar Surya) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs

AMC Seattle:

Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs
Beast (Michael Pearce) Fri-Thurs
Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

AMC Southcenter:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Survivors Guide to Prison (Matthew Cooke) Thurs Only

In Wide Release:

Solo (Ron Howard) Our Review
Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review

Friday May 18 – Thursday May 24

Featured Film:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF kicks off its 2018 edition this week and we’ll have full coverage here throughout the next three and a half weeks of the festival. I’ve got a brief preview of some of the films we’re looking forward to over this first week, including Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, documentaries on Freaks & Geeks, MIA, and John McEnroe (that’s three separate films, though now I’m imagining a Fast, Cheap & Out of Control-style doc about the three of them all together and that would be really cool), and archival presentations of classics by Derek Jarman (Edward II) and Kenji Mizoguchi (Sansho the Bailiff). The latter would be my suggestion if you could only see one festival film this week. Or this festival. Or probably if you could only see one film on screen in Seattle this entire year.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Champion (Kim Yong-wan) Fri-Thurs

Central Cinema:

Drop Dead Gorgeous (Michael Patrick Jann, 1999) Fri-Tues
Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven, 1995) Fri-Tues Hecklevision

SIFF Egyptian:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Century Federal Way:

Harjeeta (Vijay Kumar Arora) Fri-Thurs
Champion (Kim Yong-wan) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Grand Cinema:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Itzhak (Alison Chernick) Fri-Thurs
The Last Unicorn (Peter S. Beagle, 1982) Sat Only Free Screening
Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998) Sat Only
Summer in the Forest (Randall Wright) Tues Only
Crazywise (Phil Borges & Kevin Tomlinson) Thurs Only Free Screening

Grand Illusion Cinema:

The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) Fri-Thurs
Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman) Fri-Tues
Take it Out in Trade (Ed Wood, 1970) Thurs Only

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
Mahanati (Ashwin Nag) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only Subtitled Monday

Northwest Film Forum:

Boom for Real (Sara Driver) Fri-Thurs
Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate (Matt Kugelman) Fri-Thurs
Mothering Every Day (Various) Sun Only

AMC Pacific Place:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Raazi (Meghna Gulzar) Fri-Thurs
102 Not Out (Umesh Shukla) Fri-Thurs

SIFF Film Center:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

AMC Southcenter:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word (Wim Wenders) Fri-Thurs
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Sun, Mon & Weds Only

SIFF Uptown:

The 2018 Seattle International Film Festival Full Program

Varsity Theatre:

Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Weds Only

In Wide Release:

Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo) Our Review
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Our Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Our Review
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Our Review