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Silent classics, Sedaris adaptation, sex-trafficking film
Screenings around the Seattle area include silent Fritz Lang classics at the Uptown; “C.O.G.,” based on a story from David Sedaris’ book “Naked,” at the Film Center; and “Chosen,” about sex trafficking, at the Seattle Aquarium.
Seattle Times staff
SIFF Cinemas at the Uptown offers several silent Fritz Lang classics this week. The 1927 futuristic “The Complete Metropolis,” featuring 25 minutes of new footage, plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Peter Lorre stars in the creepy 1931 drama “M” at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and a nearly four-hour film adaptation (shown in two parts) of the 12th-century epic poem “The Song of the Nibelungs” screens Saturday and Sunday. Part 1: “Siegfried” plays at noon, Part 2: “Kriemhild’s Revenge“ at 2:30 p.m. both days. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $8-$11 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
At SIFF’s Film Center, “C.O.G.,” based on a story from David Sedaris’ book “Naked,” plays Friday-Sunday. The drama, about a young man working on an apple farm in Oregon, features Tony Award nominee and “Glee” star Jonathan Groff. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $8-$11 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
The Northwest Film Forum will screen the documentary “The Great Hip Hop Hoax” at 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. The Korean television soap opera “Coffee Prince” will show an episode a week beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $7-$10 general (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
Scarecrow Video’s all-ages “Classic Movie Matinee” series continues with the 1950 drama “All About Eve” at 1 p.m. Sunday. 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-8554 or scarecrow.com).
There are still some series tickets left for the 36th annual film-noir series at the Seattle Art Museum (it opens Thursday with 1942’s “This Gun for Hire”). Series passes are $63 for SAM, NWFF, SIFF or TheFilmSchool members, and $68 general. 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
The Seattle Aquarium hosts the Seattle premiere of “Chosen,” a true story of sex trafficking. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and is preceded by a VIP reception. 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle Tickets are $35-$75 (sharedhope.org).
And finally, this week’s entry in the “Cine Insomnia” series is Wolfgang Petersen’s “The Neverending Story,” a 1984 tale of a little boy drawn into the pages of the book he is reading. Show at midnight on Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.land marktheaters.com).
Doug Knoop: dknoop@ seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop