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Cinerama fest, design series and ’80s films unspool
Among the screenings and events around the Seattle area: Cinerama’s 70mm Film Festival opens with “Baraka” and “Vertigo”; the Film Center features movies on design; and the Uptown shows several ’80s films.
Seattle Times staff
Cinerama’s Big Screen 70mm Festival kicks off Friday with “Baraka,” Ron Fricke’s dialogue-free 1992 trip around the world, and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. The festival continues through Sept. 29. Tickets are $13 (206-448-6680 or www.cinerama.com). A preview of the festival can be found at www.seattletimes.com (search “Cinerama festival salutes ‘Patton’ and other classics”).
Over at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center, on the Seattle Center campus, the “Seattle Design Festival” plays Friday-Sunday with nine films featuring architecture and design. Admission is $6 for SIFF members, $11 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
SIFF Cinema at the Uptown will screen Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 samurai drama “Harakiri” at 7 p.m. Monday; “Airplane!” and “Better Off Dead” play as part of “Totally ’80s Tuesday.” Single film admission is $6 for SIFF members, $11 general. On Thursday, director Charlie Ahearn will appear with his two films on ’80s hip-hop style, “Wild Style” and “Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer.” Tickets are $8 for SIFF members, $13 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. For more information, call 206-324-9996 or go to www.siff.net.
The Northwest Film Forum’s “Framing Pictures” series returns with critics Richard Jameson, Robert Horton and Kathleen Murphy discussing the drama “Adore,” a tale of friendship and reckless love starring Robin Wright and Naomi Watts, at 5 p.m. Friday (free). A new restoration of “Le Joli Mai,” a 1963 documentary that looks at citizens of Paris, France, plays Friday through Monday. “Music Craft: Leonard Cohen,” featuring a 1988 concert by Cohen, screens at 5 p.m. Saturday. A program of short films, titled “First Stories: Early Film Narratives, 1901-1913,” shows at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $7-$10 general. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
The “Second Saturday film series” returns to Issaquah City Hall with a free screening of the 1939 crime drama “They Made Me a Criminal,” starring John Garfield. 7 p.m. Saturday, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-837-3000 or www.issaquahwa.gov).
The Seattle Public Library will present a free screening of the documentary “My Life in the Mountains: the Legacy of Lou Whittaker” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Whittaker, director Laszlo Pal and screenwriter Dan McConnell will answer questions after the screening (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
And finally, this week’s entry in the “Cine Insomnia” late-night series is Alan Parker’s 1982 film “Pink Floyd: The Wall.” It screens at midnight Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle. Tickets are $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheaters.com).
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