‘Homegrown’ fest, ‘A Room with a View,’ ‘Thin Man’ and sequel
Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include the film festival “Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries”; “A Room with a View”; and “The Thin Man” and its sequel, “After the Thin Man.”
Seattle Times staff
The two-day film festival “Made in Seattle: Homegrown Documentaries” comes to the Rainier Valley Cultural Center this weekend. “Finding Hillywood,” about the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, plays at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4. The double bill of “Barzan,” about a suburban family torn apart by a terrorism accusation, screens at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 5, and “Beyond Naked,” about first-time bicycle riders in the Fremont Solstice parade, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5. 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle. Admission is $5 per film. Limited concessions will be available (206-760-4285 or www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org).
To prepare for an upcoming 5th Avenue Theatre musical adaptation, SIFF Cinema is screening James Ivory’s 1985 film version of E.M. Forster’s “A Room with a View,” featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis, at noon on Sunday, April 6. Tea and cookies will be served before the screening. SIFF Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $10-$11 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
The Grand Illusion brings Dashiell Hammett’s husband-and-wife detective team of Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) to its theater with 1934’s “The Thin Man” and its 1936 sequel “After the Thin Man” Friday, April 4, through Tuesday, April 9. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$8 general. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).
The Seattle Public Library will host a free kickoff event for the 2014 National Film Festival for Talented Youth at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Central Library. Selections from the 2013 NFFTY will be shown, and young-adult filmmakers Jesse Stipek, Joel McCarthy, Max Magerkurth and Ben Kadie will participate in a panel discussion. 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
The Film Noir series continues at the Historic Everett Theatre with the 1946 film “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” starring Kirk Douglas and Barbara Stanwyck. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $5 (425-258-6766 or www.historiceveretttheatre.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents the 2013 documentary “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” about online privacy. The movie starts at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle. Event is free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
And finally, the odd double-bills continue at the Central Cinema this week with the 1986 fairy tale “Labyrinth,” starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, and 1990’s “Pump Up the Volume,” with Christian Slater as a teenage pirate-radio DJ. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
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