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Friday, November 23, 2012 - Page updated at 03:00 p.m.
Hitchcock thriller 'Vertigo' to play Grand Illusion
By Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times movie critic
On the eve of "Hitchcock" (opening next week and starring Anthony Hopkins) comes a weeklong run at the Grand Illusion of perhaps the master of suspense's greatest film: the romantic thriller "Vertigo," screening in a new 35mm print. Go and walk the streets of San Francisco with James Stewart and Kim Novak — and let this movie haunt you, as it always does me. Also at the G.I.: the French film about animal liberation "A.L.F.," followed by a Q&A. Monday at 8:45 p.m. only. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle, 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
Along with "Jack and Diane" and "Bel Borba Aqui" (see reviews), Northwest Film Forum this week presents the documentary "Big Boys Gone Bananas," a sequel of sorts to the film "Bananas!" about a lawsuit brought against the Dole Food Company. The new film covers the reaction of Dole to the first film — which included threatening filmmaker Fredrik Gertten with legal action. Sunday only at 5 p.m.; 1515 12th Ave., Seattle, 206-267-5380 or www.nwfilmforum.org.
The documentary "Living on One Dollar," directed by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci and Sean Leonard (the latter two are Bainbridge Island natives) will have its local premiere Tuesday at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. It follows four American college students as they spend two months living on one dollar a day in a rural Guatemalan village. Admission is free; but you should register at http://livingonone_seattle.eventbrite.com. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. 7 p.m., 511 Queen Anne N., Seattle; for more information on the film, see www.livingonone.org.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation — A Celebration of Season 2" will play in theaters at 7 p.m. Thursday night only, featuring two episodes from the TV show (with an extra 13 minutes of "The Measure of a Man") as well as a filmed reunion of the main cast. Theaters include Pacific Place, Southcenter, Thornton Place and others; for more information, see www.fathomevents.com.
The holiday perennial "It's a Wonderful Life" screens this weekend at the Historic Everett Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who plays Zuzu in the film, will attend the Saturday-night screening and host a Q&A. Tickets are $10 ($8 students/seniors/military) and available at the theater box office. 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766 or www.etix.com.
And finally, this weekend's midnight movie at the Egyptian is Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey" — nearly 45 years old, and still going strong. Friday and Saturday only, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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