‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ ‘Days of Heaven’
Screenings at theaters and art houses around town include “The Big Lebowski,” “Bettie Page Reveals All,” “Days of Heaven,” “Soul Poet: A Lou Reed Tribute in Music and Images” and a double bill of “Casablanca” and “Donnie Darko.”
Seattle Times staff
It’s still early in the holiday moviegoing season, but there are a few cinematic treats around town this weekend.
SIFF Cinema offers to let you celebrate the end of “Movember” with two 9 p.m. screenings of the Coen brothers’ 1998 comedy “The Big Lebowski,” starring Jeff Bridges, on Friday and Saturday (tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general) at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center, Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center. A preview of the new documentary “Bettie Page Reveals All,” featuring a post-film Q&A with director Mark Mori, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday (tickets for this show are $13) at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
Terrence Malick’s 1978 critically acclaimed drama “Days of Heaven,” which is set in the Texas panhandle and features the Oscar-winning cinematography of Nestor Almendros, plays at the Grand Illusion Friday through Thursday. Tickets are $5 for members, $6 for students/seniors and $8 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).
The Northwest Film Forum presents “Soul Poet: A Lou Reed Tribute in Music and Images” at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The evening features live music from Kinski, The Jesus Rehab and Robert Roth. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
And over at the Central Cinema, the programmer has come up with another unique double bill. The classic 1942 romance “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and Richard Kelly’s 2001 sci-fi puzzle “Donnie Darko,” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and a creepy rabbit, runs Friday through Wednesday. Tickets are $6 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
RiffTrax will give its take on the 1964 sci-fi comedy “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” at several area theaters at 8 p.m. on Thursday (800-295-8587 or go to www.fathomevents.com).
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