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Originally published Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

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‘Top Hat’ and other classics dance onto screens

Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers romantic comedy “Top Hat”; “Coriolanus,” starring Tom Hiddleston; and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.

Seattle Times staff

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It’s OK to admit that you have a bit of an Oscar hangover. There are plenty of opportunities to see the winners at area movie screens, but there are also more than enough alternative choices this week.

The Seattle Public Library will host screenings of four classic Hollywood films this month, starting with the 1935 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers romantic comedy “Top Hat” on Saturday, March 8. Fritz Lang’s 1935 detective drama “The Big Heat” screens on March 15; the 1941 romantic comedy “The Lady Eve,” starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck, on March 22; and the 1939 John Wayne western “Stagecoach,” on March 29. All films start at 2 p.m. and are free. University branch of the Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-386-4636 or ).

SIFF Cinema at the Uptown will hold an encore screening of the National Theatre’s staging of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus,” starring Tom Hiddleston, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. The 2013 documentary “Girl Rising,” which follows nine girls from around the globe, screens at noon Sunday, March 9, followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $8 general. The 1929 documentary “Man with a Movie Camera” will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, with a live soundtrack performed by DJ James Whetzel. Tickets are $8 SIFF members, $12-$13 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival continues through Wednesday, March 12, at several locations. For a preview, go to and search for “Seattle Jewish Film Fest.” For more information, visit

Historic Seattle will host a screening of the 2011 documentary “The Greenest Building” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Producer Jane Turville will introduce the film and moderate a discussion afterward with a panel of experts. Admission by donation. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-622-6952 or

And finally, this week at Central Cinema, you can catch two 1986 comedies. Chevy Chase, Martin Short and Steve Martin travel to Mexico in John Landis’ “Three Amigos!” or Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall in John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China.” Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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