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‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and several film festivals splash down
“Singin’ in the Rain” screens at the Grand Illusion; the Seattle Polish Film Festival and the Friday Harbor Film Festival open; and the “Pajama Game” plays at Issaquah City Hall.
Seattle Times staff
“What a glorious feeling ...” Come in from the rain at the Grand Illusion’s annual fundraiser, which will feature two screenings of the great 1952 movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain” at 5 and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets ($25) include admission, one seat for the movie and one drink. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).
The Seattle Polish Film Festival opens Friday with the documentary “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” at 6:30 p.m. and Polanski’s 1962 directorial debut, “Knife in the Water,” at 8:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for SIFF members, $10 general. Festival passes are $60 (www.polishfilms.org).
The Friday Harbor Film Festival plays Friday-Sunday at several locations in the San Juan Island community. Films include “Shining Night,” “Kon-Tiki” and “Blackfish” and several documentaries. Single tickets are $13-$15, passes are $45-$250 (360-472-1050 or www.fhff.org).
The “Second Saturday Film Series” continues with the 1957 film adaptation of the musical “The Pajama Game,” starring Doris Day and John Raitt. The Issaquah Singers will perform songs from the movie before it begins. 7 p.m. Saturday at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-837-3000 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us).
The Royal Ballet’s staging of Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” will play in several area theaters on Wednesday. For locations and tickets, call 800-295-8587 or go to www.fathomevents.com.
And finally, David Lynch’s 1997 fever dream “Lost Highway,” starring Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette, screens at midnight Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheaters.com).
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