Musicals, Seahawks ‘Super Bowl’ documentary
Events and screenings at Seattle-area art houses and theaters include a weeklong “Big Screen Musicals” series, the Seahawks documentary “Super Bowl XLVII Champions” and a Seattle True Independent Film Festival party.
Seattle Times staff
Get those dancing shoes ready. SIFF Cinema at the Uptown is holding a weeklong “Big Screen Musicals” series kicking off Friday, April 18, with Prince’s 1984 film debut, “Purple Rain.” On Saturday, April 19, there’s the 1986 musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors” (introduced by Ciscoe Morris) and Norman Jewison’s 1973 film version of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar. ” On Sunday, April 20, you can dance along with Gene Kelly in 1952’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 “Strictly Ballroom,” 1987’s “Dirty Dancing” or the 1980 musical fantasy “Xanadu.” The series continues with 1961’s “West Side Story” on Monday, April 21, and Bob Fosse’s 1972 adaptation of “Cabaret.” 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; Tickets are $6-$8 for SIFF members, $11-$13 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net ).
If musicals aren’t your thing, you can catch the NFL Films documentary “Super Bowl XLVII Champions,” which follows the Seahawks over their past season, starting Sunday, April 20, through April 30 at Cinerama. Twelve percent of the proceeds from these screenings will benefit Ben’s Fund, an autism charity. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or www.cinerama.com).
The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) will hold a Red Carpet Party at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Flutter Studios, 1114 Alaskan Way S., Seattle. A $15 ticket includes two drinks and appetizers (206-650-7470 or trueindependent.org).
The Washington Water Trust hosts the premiere of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Uptown. The festival features a collection of films with environmental concerns, including “The Strong People,” the story of the Elwha Dam removal, and “Momento,” which explores the planned coal export trains through the Pacific Northwest. Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-324-9996 or www.washingtonwatertrust.org).
William Shatner’s one-man show, “Shatner’s World,” will screen at area theaters at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24. For locations and tickets, call 800-295-8587 or go to www.fathomevents.com.
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents the 2011 documentary “Barbershop Punk,” about the future of the American Internet, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle. The event is free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
And finally, you can time travel in two ways with this week’s double-bill at the Central Cinema. There’s Michael J. Fox and that DeLorean in the 1985 original “Back to the Future,” and Sam Raimi’s 1982 fantasy/horror film “Army of Darkness,” with Bruce Campbell traveling to 1300 A.D. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle ( central-cinema.com ).
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