Orson Welles classics, Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Junk’
Screenings and events at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include two Orson Welles films, “Citizen Kane” and “The Magnificent Ambersons”; Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”; and the indie comedy "Junk.”
Seattle Times staff
The Grand Illusion will show 35mm prints of two Orson Welles films this week, his 1941 masterpiece “Citizen Kane,” about a billionaire who decides to run a newspaper, and “The Magnificent Ambersons,” the 1942 tale of a turn-of-the-century family. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$8 general. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org ).
“It could be worse, it could be raining.” Mel Brooks’ 1974 black-and-white parody of Universal horror films, “Young Frankenstein,” starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn, plays at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
Native Seattleite, writer and director Kevin Hamedami and cast member George Hardy of the indie comedy “Junk,” about two B-movie filmmakers, come to Scarecrow Video on Friday, April 11, for an 8 p.m. screening of the film. 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-524-8554 or www.scarecrow.com).
The Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival, featuring a series of short outdoor adventure films, plays Saturday, April 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Studio Bob, 118½ Front St., Port Angeles. Tickets are $10 (www.portangeleskayakandfilm.com).
You thought the Oscars were over? They’re back (sort of) with the documentary “And the Oscar Goes To ...” that will screen at area theaters on Sunday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 16. For locations and tickets, call 800-295-8587 or go to www.fathomevents.com.
The Second Saturday Film Series is back with Margaret Rutherford playing Agatha Christie’s detective Miss Marple in the 1964 mystery “Murder Most Foul.” The film plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-837-3000 or issaquahwa.gov).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents the 2012 documentary “Bidder 70,” about an act of civil disobedience, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle. Event is free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
And finally, this week’s double-bill at the Central Cinema is the 1985 film adaptation of the board game “Clue,” starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry and Madeline Kahn, and the 1979 action drama “The Warriors,” with Michael Beck and James Remar. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle ( central-cinema.com ).
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