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Originally published Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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A noted film editor, arts films, ‘If You Build It,’ open house

Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include an appearance by Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who will be presenting films by her late husband, Michael Powell; the documentary “If You Build It”; and a Seattle Film Institute open house.

Seattle Times staff

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Three-time Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker — she’s worked on every one of Martin Scorsese’s films — comes to the Seattle Art Museum to present two films by her late husband, Michael Powell. “A Matter of Life and Death” screens on Thursday, March 20, and “Gone to Earth” on March 21. Both films start at 7:30 p.m. Series tickets are $14 for SIFF, NWFF and SAM members, $18 general. 1300 Frist Ave., Seattle (206-654-3100 or

Fathom Events brings three different arts events to area screens this week. Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of Massenet’s opera “Werther” plays on Saturday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 19; Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” concert on Tuesday, March 18; and the Royal Ballet Opera’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” on Thursday, March 20. For tickets and locations, call 800-295-8587 or go to

SIFF Cinema at the Film Center will screen Patrick Creadon’s documentary “If You Build It,” about a design and build project in rural North Carolina, from Friday-Sunday, March 14-16. Tickets are $6 SIFF members, $8 general. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or

The Seattle Film Institute will hold a “Spring Open House” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Free workshops will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. 3210 16th Ave. S., Seattle (206-568-4387 or

The “Film Noir” series is back at the Historic Everett Theatre. The 1951 crime drama “The Hoodlum,” starring Lawrence Tierney, will show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $5 (425-258-6766 or

And finally, over at Central Cinema this week, you can catch “Clueless,” Amy Heckerling’s 1995 comic spin on Jane Austen’s “Emma,” or “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez’s 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller’s comics. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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