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Originally published Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3:01 PM

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A classic comedy, a sneak preview and something new for Trekkies

Screenings around the Seattle area include the Buster Keaton classic “The General” and a sneak peek of the comedy “It’s a Disaster.”

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There’s a whole different kind of brunch going on over at SIFF this weekend. A sneak preview of “It’s a Disaster” screens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. The comedy (scheduled to open in Seattle April 26) follows a group of friends gathered for a monthly “couples brunch” unaware of the disaster going on outside their front door. Actress/producer Laura Adkin is scheduled to attend the 7 p.m. screening. Tickets are $11 ($6 for SIFF members). Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; 206-324-9996 or

Or you could “boldly go” to the “Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Best of Both Worlds” event that features the season-three finale and the season-four premiere of the “Next Generation” TV series (the latest film incarnation — “Star Trek Into Darkness” — lands in theaters May 17, as if you didn’t know). The TV episodes screen at 7 p.m. April 25 at several area theaters. For tickets and information, go to .

French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot will attend a screening of his short films that focus on archival editing at the Northwest Film Forum. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Sunday. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or

To celebrate Earth Day, the North Bend Theatre is hosting a screening of “Green Fire,” a documentary about conservationist Aldo Leopold. The free screening begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 125 Bendigo Blvd. N., North Bend;

The 1926 Buster Keaton classic “The General” comes to the Historic Everett Theatre with live organ accompaniment by Sharon Stearnes. The film screens at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5. 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766 or

And finally you can travel to the world of 1980s Miami and visit Al Pacino and his “little friend” with Brian De Palma’s 1983 remake of “Scarface.” It’s the midnight movie Friday and Saturday at the Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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