Sci-fi fest winds down; ‘Rosemary’s Baby’; ‘Charade’
The Sci-Fi Film Festival comes to a close with featured guest Douglas Trumbull, a filmmaker and visual-effects pioneer, at Cinerama. Other classics, including “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Charade,” show in the Seattle area.
Seattle Times staff
Filmmaker and visual-effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull is the featured guest for the closing weekend at the Sci-Fi Film Festival. He will lead Q&A sessions after screenings of his 1983 film “Brainstorm” at 4 p.m. Friday, May 9; Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10; and Steven Spielberg’s 1977 “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Tickets for these presentations are $25. Cinerama, 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or www.cinerama.com).
SIFF Cinema at the Uptown will screen the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent production of “Richard II,” starring David Tennant, at noon Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general admission. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Over at the Film Center for a bizarre twist on a Mother’s Day treat, there’s a screening of Roman Polanski’s 1968 version of “Rosemary’s Baby” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11 (NBC airs a new version of the story on the same night). Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
The docudrama “Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story,” about a Muslim covert intelligence officer fighting the Nazis, will screen at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Lincoln Square Cinemas, 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue (www.enemyofthereich.com).
The Second Saturday Film Series will show Stanley Donen’s 1963 comedy/mystery “Charade,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free, donations accepted (issaquahwa.gov).
The Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle will present the premiere of the documentary “This Baba,” the story of choir soloist Penka Encheva. The film will show as part of a concert by the Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women’s Choir at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $15 (800-838-2006 or ).
The Film Noir Series continues with the 1948 crime thriller “Pitfall,” starring Dick Powell, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $5 (425-258-6766 or www.historiceveretttheatre.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Richard Robbins’ 2013 documentary “Girl Rising,” which looks at the education of girls around the globe, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle. The event is free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
And finally, over at Central Cinema this week, you can watch “The Iron Giant,” the 1999 animated tale of a boy and his robot, or Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 science-fiction thriller “Total Recall,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger . Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle ( central-cinema.com ).
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