Silent films — and a Charleston lesson
Screenings at Seattle-area theaters include two silent films: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” at Benaroya Hall and Joan Crawford’s “Our Dancing Daughters” at the Paramount.
Seattle Times movie critic
The classic Charlie Chaplin silent comedy “The Gold Rush” will screen Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall’s Nordstrom Recital Hall, with live accompaniment by the Northwest Sinfonietta. (The film will also screen, with the same live accompaniment, at Temple Theater in Tacoma on Saturday and Puyallup’s Liberty Theater on Sunday.) Tickets range from $19 to $49 and are available through www.nwsinfonietta.org or 866-833-4747.
Speaking of silents, the Women of Silent Film series continues at the Paramount’s Silent Movie Mondays with “Our Dancing Daughters,” a 1928 drama starring Joan Crawford. (Charleston lessons will be offered, before the screening, under the Paramount marquee, which is certainly one of the best offers I’ve heard in a while.) Monday at 7 p.m., 911 Pine St., Seattle; Jim Riggs will, as always, provide live accompaniment on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets are $10; for more information, see www.stgpresents.org or call 877-STG-4TIX.
The third week of the “L.A. Rebellion” series at Northwest Film Forum continues with a Friday-night screening of Larry Clark’s 1977 film “Passing Through,” in a new 35mm print and featuring music by Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. Also showing in the series this week: Allie Sharon Larkin’s 1979 drama “Your Children Come Back to You” in a new 16mm print on Saturday; Jamaa Fanaka’s 1976 blaxploitation feature “Emma Mae” on Sunday; and a free Cinema Salon on Saturday at 6 p.m., at which local filmmakers Charles Mudede, Shaun Scott and Brian McDonald will discuss the legacy of the L.A. Rebellion school.
Also at NWFF this week: Dance Cinema Quarterly, which presents side-by-side screenings of Jerome Robbins’ “West Side Story” and Meredith Monk’s “Ellis Island,” on Tuesday, and the concert documentary “Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time,” on Thursday. All NWFF events take place at 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; for more information, see www.nwfilmforum.org or call 206-267-5380.
The Grand Illusion continues its James Bond tribute month (happy 50th anniversary, 007!) with “You Only Live Twice” screening Friday through Sunday and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” Sunday through Thursday. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
The documentary “Money and Life,” directed by former Seattleite Katie Teague and examining how the economic crisis has affected our relationship with money, will have its world premiere Wednesday at 7 p.m. SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Tickets are $11 and available through www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006 or at the door of the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. For more information on the film, see www.moneyandlifemovie.com.
The Historic Everett Theater continues its film noir series Thursday with “Cause for Alarm,” a 1951 noir starring Loretta Young. Jon Noe of KSER Radio will host the screening. Tickets are $5 and available at 425-258-6766 or www.everetttheatre.org.
And finally, this weekend’s midnight movie at the Egyptian is “The Silence of the Lambs,” featuring Anthony Hopkins as everyone’s favorite Chianti-swilling serial killer. 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