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Originally published April 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM | Page modified April 4, 2013 at 3:15 PM

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Uptown goes crazy over ‘The Shining’

Screenings at Seattle-area theaters include Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and several James Dean films.

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“Heeere’s Johnny!” It’s all about “The Shining,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, this week at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Not only is it screening the new documentary about that film (“Room 237,” see review), it’s also showing the original film itself Friday through Tuesday and a program titled “The Shining: Forwards & Backwards” (where the film is run in backwards projection superimposed over itself) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. All screenings are at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; 206-324-9996 or

Over at the Film Center, the 2012 film “Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean” will screen this weekend. Director Matthew Mishory will be attendance Friday and Saturday. Two of Dean’s more popular films, “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of Eden,” also show this weekend. All screenings are at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center; 206-324-9996 or

The two-night series “Floating Energy: The Films of Nathaniel Dorsky” comes to the Northwest Film Forum next week. Two programs of 16mm films (with the filmmaker in attendance) will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or

Due to audience request, starting Friday, the last show nightly of Goro Miyazaki’s anime feature “From Up on Poppy Hill” at the Egyptian will be in Japanese with English subtitles (all other shows are in English). Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Human-rights activist who was featured in the 2011 documentary “Maria en Tierra de Nadie,” discusses his work Thursday at Seattle City Hall, 500 Fifth Ave., Seattle. The event is co-hosted by the Seattle Latino Film Festival ().

And the midnight movie at the Egyptian this weekend is Jim Van Bebber’s 2003 look at “The Manson Family.” It screens Friday and Saturday, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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