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Originally published Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

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Nordic Lights Film Festival and an MLK, Mandela celebration

Events in the Seattle area include the 2014 Nordic Lights Film Festival and a celebration of the lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela with screenings of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and “The Man Who Drove with Mandela.”


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Co-sponsored by the Nordic Heritage Museum, the 2014 Nordic Lights Film Festival comes to SIFF Cinema at the Film Center Friday-Sunday, Jan. 17-19. For a preview of the festival, go to www.seattletimes.com and search for “Nordic Lights.” Single tickets are $8-$10; festival passes $50-$55. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

The Women in Cinema festival, featuring new works by women filmmakers (including the opening-night documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”), runs Wednesday through next Sunday, Jan. 22-26, at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Single tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general (opening-night party $20-$25); festival passes are $40 for SIFF members, $60 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

The Seattle Art Museum will celebrate the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela with screenings of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the 1999 documentary “The Man Who Drove with Mandela” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at SAM, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. The program is free, but reservations are recommended (206-654-3121 or seattleartmuseum.org).

The Western Regional International Health Conference will show the 2013 activist documentary “Fire in the Blood” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, followed by a post-screening conversation with James Love of Knowledge Ecology International, moderated by Jeffrey Lane. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (800-838-3006 or www.nwfilmforum.org).

The 20/20 Awards and the Grand Illusion will host a screening of Steven Zaillian’s 1993 film “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; free for 20/20 and Grand Illusion members, $5 students, $8 general (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).

And finally, the Central Cinema will show two very different films this week. Depending on your mood, you can catch the delightful 1988 comedy “Big,” starring Tom Hanks, or Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying 1971 vision of the future, “A Clockwork Orange,” with Malcolm McDowell. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop



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