We’re in the dead of summer so what better way to escape the heat than to spend countless hours in a movie theater!
You’ll thank yourself later…
August 1st – 15th
- The Ark Lodge: Kid Summer Movie series continues with screenings of Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit on the 5th and jUMANJI on the 12th.
- Cinerama Seattle: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation plays through the 14th with The Man from UNCLE opening on Friday the 15th.
- The Varsity Theater:
- The much anticipated doc Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary runs through the week.
- As part of the Girls of Summer film series that Far Away Entertainment is curating, the Varsity will be presenting Daisies considered by many to be one the first films to set off the Czech New Wave of the 1960’s. Innovatively filmed and most definitely celebrating the joy of being a young girl. Daisies plays Tuesday August 4th at 7:30pm.
- The final Girls of Summer presentation is Vivre Sa Vie (My Life to Live) at 7:30 on Tuesday August 12th. Directed by Jean Luc Godard, the film is an episodic 12 part tale about a woman’s descent into a life of prostitution. The film stars the beautiful Anna Karina and is directed by a living legend.
- Northwest Film Forum:
- You’re Lookin’ at Country: Invitation to Infidelity. This salute to adultery will kick off with classic country clips from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s film and television appearances and will be followed with Country-oke singing!
- The Damned: Don’t You Wish That You Were Dead? Fresh off their premiere at SXSW, this film is the definitive story of that pioneering band from their formation in 1976 to the present day. It’s a complicated journey, but a must see for fans of punk from back in the early London days. This runs for 5 shows only August 14th – 16th!
- The Central Cinema
- The Muppet Movie and The Matrix run through the 1st-4th and is then followed by…
- An epically awesome double bill of Stand By Me and some film called Taxi Driver which will run the 7th-11th.
- So, you’ve got The Room, and we may just have found an opening act with Fateful Findings. This is another just off the wall flick that takes itself so seriously that you have no choice but to laugh. This plays on the 6th at 8pm.
- If you’re a fan of the show Firefly and it’s film Serenity, local group MAP theater will be hosting a trivia night for the shows on 5th and the 12th starting at 7pm.
- Finally, the week of the 14th kicks off with another great double bill of Sixteen Candles and
- The Grand Illusion
- The New Rijksmuseum: In 2003, the ambitious renovation of one of the world’s greatest museums began. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to a glorious collection including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer, was supposed to reopen its doors in 2008 after five years of construction. But from the start, the project was opposed by unyielding bureaucrats and public resistance. The museum directors battled politicians, designers, curators and even the Dutch Cyclists Union as they struggled to complete the renovation and put its massive collection back on public display. Five years late, with costs exceeding half a billion dollars, the museum finally reopened. Oeke Hoogendijk’s epic documentary captures the entire story from design to completion, offering a fly-on-the-wall perspective on one of the most challenging museum construction projects ever conceived. With its decade-long scope, the film reveals a surprisingly dramatic story that art and architecture lovers will not want to miss. In Dutch, English, French & Spanish with English subtitles. This film runs from July 31st – August 6th.
- The Wanted 18: You just have to watch the trailer to understand exactly what this ambitious project means.
- The 8th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival: See aliens rip their own faces off, learn how to detect if your child worships Satan, perform a home exorcism and much, much more! A high-powered two-part blast of subversive cinema, the Druid Underground Film Festival’s 8th edition kicks off with a hilarious FOUND FOOTAGE ASSAULT, dynamically mixing the trashiest cuts from amateur monster movies, insane Christian scare films and shocking instruction videos lovingly sourced from the decrepit VHS vaults of DUFF curator Billy Burgess. THEN join us for an hour of rowdy short films celebrating the best in absurd, creative and ecstatic cinema both on and off today’s underground film radar. Co-sponsored by Something Weird Video. *MUST SEE* This screens Monday, August 10th at 9pm. VISIT DRUIDUNDERGROUNDFILMFESTIVAL.COM FOR MORE INFO.
- Sundance Cinemas: Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s biopic Love and Mercy continues to play and is the only place in town where you can catch this! People are Oscar-buzzing it.
- SiFF Egyptian: The raunchy transgender comedy Tangerine continues its exclusive run.
- Opening on the 7th is Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in End of the Tour.
- SiFF Uptown:
- The documentary of the late great Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley titled I Am Chris Farley opens for a one week limited engagement
- Our Man in Tehran: The true story behind Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning filmArgo, as told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran.
- Opening on the 7th is an encore screening of Cobain: Montage of Heck – now featuring a bonus song from the Cobain archives.
- SiFF Film Center: Opening on the 14th is the touching and hilarious film People, Places and Things starring Jemaine Clement.
- Guild 45th: Testament of Youth and Holmes continue their run
- Seven Gables: Festival favorite Me and Earl and the Dying Girl continues its run along with Blythe Danner in I’ll See You in My Dreams.
- Crest Cinema Center: Lots to behold at the Crest this week! Far From the Maddening Crowd, Mad Max: Fury Road 2D/3D, Tomorrowland, and the Studio Ghibli latest When Marnie Was Here in both Japanese with subs and the English voice cast.