Vintage Woody Allen and Fellini on deck for film buffs this week
Seattle Times movie critic
The January “Woody Allen in the ’70s” series at the Grand Illusion continues this week with the classic comedies “Bananas” (Friday through Sunday) and “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask” (Sunday through Thursday). Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
“Viva Italia: Italian Film from Fellini to Commedia All’Italiana” begins Thursday at Seattle Art Museum, with nine weeks of 35mm Italian cinema classics, beginning with Federico Fellini’s 1956 “Nights of Cabiria” and ending March 7 with the 1964 comedy “Marriage, Italian Style.” Series passes are $68 for nine films ($63 for SAM, SIFF, NWFF and TheFilmSchool members) and are available through the SAM box office at 206-654-3121 or by emailing email@example.com. The series runs Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. at SAM’s Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; www.seattleartmuseum.org.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society presents a special screening of the documentary “Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist,” about shipboard activist Peter Jay Brown, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Tickets are $10. For more information: www.siff.net or 206-324-9996.
And finally, this weekend’s midnight movie at the Egyptian is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the third film in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones franchise, starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org