‘Silent Movie Mondays,’ science-fiction fest return
Screenings and events around the Seattle area include the return of “Silent Movie Mondays” at the Paramount, beginning with “Sunrise”; the “Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival” at Cinerama; and “The Golden Age of Italian Cinema” at SAM.
Seattle Times staff
“Adored and Restored” is the theme for the winter film series “Silent Movie Mondays” that returns to the Paramount Theatre with a screening of the lovely Academy Award-winning 1927 drama “Sunrise” on Monday.
Additional films in the series include “Pandora’s Box” (Jan. 27), the 1924 version of “Peter Pan” (Feb. 3) and the 1926 Buster Keaton comedy “The General” (Feb. 10). All films will be accompanied by Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ and begin at 7 p.m. 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for seniors and students, $10 general (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
EMP Museum, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival, presents the ninth annual “Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival” at Cinerama (2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle) on Saturday. Entries feature animated and live-action films, including world premieres. Two sessions will screen at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for a single session, $18 for both (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
“The Golden Age of Italian Cinema” series opens on Thursday with the 1948 drama “The Bicycle Thief.” The rest of the series includes “Umberto D.” (Jan. 23), “Vitelloni” (Jan. 30), “Le Amiche/The Girlfriends” (Feb. 6), “Il Posto/The Job” (Feb. 13), “The Organizer” (Feb. 20), “8½” (Feb. 27), “Juliet of the Spirits” (March 6) and “Amarcord” (March 13). All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Plestcheeff Auditorium at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Series tickets are $63 for SIFF, NWFF, TheFilmSchool and SAM members, $68 for nonmembers (206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
“Las Marthas,” a documentary about the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas, will screen at noon on Saturday at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. The screening will be followed by discussion with producer Erin Ploss-Campoamor; Amelia Valle, department head of fashion design at the Seattle Institute of Art; filmmaker Carlos Camargo; and Sonia Palma, chair of the Seattle City Latino Employees. 704 Terry Ave., Seattle. The screening is free (206-622-9250 or www.fryemuseum.org).
The Second Saturday Film Series resumes at Issaquah City Hall, with the 1946 film noir “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lezabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas. The free screening begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Donations accepted for snacks (425-837-3000 or www.issaquahwa.gov).
And the Central Cinema brings moviegoers yet another odd double bill this week: the 1979 film debut of Kermit and Miss Piggy, “The Muppet Movie,” and Troy Duffy’s 1999 crime drama “The Boondock Saints,” starring Willem Dafoe. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
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