The Seattle Turkish film Festival, R.E.M. and Pulp Music Documentaries, Music and Movies at the Film Forum, and More!!!
November 18th – 24th
Tuesday the 18th
- The Ark Lodge: Big Hero 6, Interstellar, and Dear White People play through the week.
- Northwest Film Forum: The Filipino crime drama epic Norte; the End of History runs in its full 4 plus glory through Thursday.
- The Central Cinema: Hannah and Her Sisters and Fargo end their runs tonight.
- The Grand Illusion: Experimental filmmaker Kasumi presents Shockwaves. Deploying an astonishing 25,000 plus short public domain film samples, rotoscoped film clips, original cinematography, dance choreography, animation and evocative sound design, Shockwaves is a multi-layered narrative told through stream-of-consciousness. Film screens at 7pm.
- Sundance Cinemas: Dumb and Dumber To, Big Hero 6, Nightcrawler, the Skeleton Twins, Gone Girl, Rosewater, Camp X-Ray, and Beyond the Lights play through Thursday.
- SiFF Egyptian: Interstellar continues its run in 35mm
- SiFF Uptown: Political doc thriller Citizen Four continues its run through the week. Additionally, the Cinema Italian Style offerings continue with showings of 9×10 Noventa and Black Souls.
- SiFF Film Center: the Six Continents film series continues with Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. There will be a 30 minute discussion following the screening.
- Guild 45th: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and St. Vincent play through the week.
- Harvard Exit: ONE NIGHT ONLY! R.E.M. By MTV tells R.E.M.’s story in their own words, through three decades of performances and interviews R.E.M gave to MTV channels in the USA and around the world. Featuring revealing, never-before-seen footage, R.E.M. By MTV tells the amazing story of a band that did it their own way, and changed how a generation of musicians after them did it, too. REM by MTV shows at 7pm. Additionally, the Steven Hawking drama the Theory of Everything plays through the week.
- Crest Cinema Center: How to Train Your Dragon 2, the Skeleton Twins, This is Where I Leave You, Lucy, The Boxtrolls, and the Hundred Foot Journey play through the week.
- Tin Theater: Edge of Tomorrow plays through Thursday.
Wednesday the 19th
- Northwest Film Forum: The forum hosts Join the Crowd, a forum focused on the importance of crowdsourcing as a viable and necessary tool in funding short and feature films in the current industry.
- The Grand Illusion: Pulp: a film about Life, Death, and Supermarkets. PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990’s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality—& car maintenance. Join the Grand Illusion for Pulp Karaoke after party following the opening night showing. This presentation plays through the week.
Thursday the 20th
- Northwest Film Forum: as part of the new music movies series, Puget Soundtrack: Cabana presents Microcosmos is a 35mm print screened with a live score by local Seattle band
- The Central Cinema: The Witchy Women Pajama Party featuring the Craft beginning at 8pm.
- SiFF Uptown: Cinema Italian Style concludes with screenings of Beautiful Things and A Small Southern Enterprise.
- SiFF: The Seattle Turkish film festival kicks off with an opening night reception and a screening of the film Whisper, if I Forget beginning at 6pm at Pacific Place.
Friday the 21st
- Northwest Film Forum: Part of a multimedia that traces the history of African-American photography, Thomas Allen Harris’s Through a Lens Darkly explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Through a Lens Darkly screens through the week with introductions by some of the photographers involved in the project.
- The Central Cinema: Opening their runs through the weekend are Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Night of the Comet.
- SiFF Uptown: Seattle Turkish Film Festival: My Child
- SiFF Film Center: Seattle Turkish Film Festival: Are We Ok?
- Varsity Theater: Based on Amy-Jo Albany’s powerful memoir of growing up in the care of her gifted, tormented and frequently absent musician father, the bebop jazz pianist Joe Albany,Low Down focuses on the years 1974 to 1976, when Amy (Elle Fanning, Maleficent, Ginger & Rosa) had few resources other than the love of her aging grandmother (Glenn Close) and a ragtag bunch of Hollywood outcasts and eccentrics that were her friends.
- Crest Cinema Center: Guardians of the Galaxy makes its second run debut in 2D & 3D
- Tin Theater: The Skeleton Twins plays through the weekend
Saturday the 22nd
- SiFF Film Center: Seattle Turkish Film Festival continues with the Seattle Turkish Film Festival Short Films presentation, and the features 7 Husbands for Hurmuz, Nobody’s Home, and Love Me.
Sunday the 23rd
- Northwest Film Forum: presents Sugar and Skyjelly: short films and live music. Director Sarah Jane Lapp’s personal essay film Sweetface probes the shadows of sugar and labor, love and power. Sweetface plays along with Third Shift, another sugar themed doc, and concludes with a live music presentation by local psychedelic rock band Skyjelly.
- SiFF Film Center: the Seattle Turkish Film Festival concludes with My Aunt is Here and Yozgat Blues along with a screening of Turkish Passport as part of the closing night ceremony.
Monday the 24th