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Originally published Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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Whipping up the classics, from British films to ‘Raiders’

Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include the “As You Like” film series; the Human Rights Watch Film Festival; and ’80s films “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Raising Arizona.”


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The “As You Like It” film series is under way at the Seattle Art Museum featuring Thursday screenings of classic British films. Up next is the 1954 comedic crime drama “Father Brown: The Detective,” starring Alec Guinness, on Thursday, April 3. The series continues with David Lean’s 1955 romance “Summertime,” with Katharine Hepburn, on April 10; Carol Reed’s 1959 thriller “Our Man in Havana” on May 1; Jack Arnold’s 1959 comedy “The Mouse That Roared” on May 15; the 1962 Sidney Gilliat comedy “Only Two Can Play” on May 22; John Schlesinger’s 1953 comedy/drama “Billy Liar” on May 29; the 1966 comedy “Georgy Girl,” starring Lynn Redgrave, on June 5; and the final film, Bryan Forbes’ 1966 adventure/comedy “The Wrong Box,” on June 12. Films begin at 7:30 p.m. Series passes are $63 for SIFF, NWFF, TheFilmSchool and SAM members, $68 for nonmembers. 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3210 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, featuring movies from Afghanistan, Africa, Indonesia and the United States, plays Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center. SIFF is also hosting a “Science on Screen” event on Monday, March 31, featuring a 7 p.m. screening of the 1974 disaster film “Earthquake,” with an introduction by Washington state seismologist John Vidale. Tickets for both these events are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general admission. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. The “NT Live” series continues at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown with matinee screenings of National Theatre’s stage version of “War Horse.” Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents the 2010 documentary “Food Stamped,” in which the directors try to eat a well-balanced diet on $1 per meal. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle. Event is free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).

And finally, it’s all about the ’80s over at Central Cinema this week, with Steven Spielberg’s thrilling 1981 original “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen and a lot of snakes, plus the Cohen brothers’ 1987 comedy “Raising Arizona,” with Holly Hunter, Nicolas Cage and an ever-smiling baby. 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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