Woody Allen series continues with ‘Manhattan’
Events and screenings at Seattle-area theaters include: the “Woody Allen in the ’70s” series, this week featuring “Manhattan” and “Love and Death”; a digitally restored director’s cut of Volker Schlöndorff’s “The Tin Drum”; the B
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Woody Allen’s black-and-white valentine to the city of New York, “Manhattan,” screens at the Grand Illusion this weekend as part of the theater’s ongoing “Woody Allen in the ’70s” series. (Remember Isaac — Allen’s character — and his list of things that make life worth living? Groucho Marx, Willie Mays, the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony, Louis Armstrong’s recording of “Potato Head Blues,” Swedish movies, Flaubert’s “Sentimental Education,” Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, “those incredible apples and pears by Cézanne,” the crabs at Sam Wo’s and “Tracy’s face.”) It screens through Sunday, then “Love and Death” plays Monday through Thursday; both films in 35mm. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
A digitally restored new director’s cut of Volker Schlöndorff’s “The Tin Drum” screens this weekend at the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center campus), including 20 minutes of footage unseen since the film was edited for distribution in 1979. The film won both the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for foreign-language film. It screens at 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Also from SIFF this week: “For the Benefit of All Beings,” a documentary about Tibetan Lama Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche, will screen Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle), featuring a Q&A with Rinpoche. For more info about any SIFF event: 206-324-9996 or www.siff.net.
The 1940 Boris Karloff horror film “The Ape” gets a free screening Saturday at 7 p.m. as part of the Second Saturday Film Series at the Historic Issaquah Train Depot. 150 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; for more information, see www.downtownissaquah.com.
And finally, this weekend’s midnight movie at the Egyptian is the 1987 monster/action flick “The Monster Squad” — featuring Count Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and Gill Man. 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