Silent films of 1928, Rock Hudson series, ‘Clerks’
Screenings this week at Seattle-area art houses include “Feel My Pulse,” the first in the “Silent Movie Mondays” 1928 series, on June 9; “To Be a Man: The Films of Rock Hudson” starting June 11; and Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” June 6-7.
Seattle Times staff
“Significant Silents of 1928,” the latest entry in “Trader Joe’s Silent Movie Mondays” series, opens Monday, June 9, with the first film shown at the Paramount Theatre when it opened in 1928: “Feel My Pulse,” starring Bebe Daniels. The series continues with “Show People,” with Marion Davies, on June 16; “The Wind,” featuring Lilian Gish, on June 23; and “The Circus,” starring Charlie Chaplin, on June 30. Jim Riggs will provide live accompaniment on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. All films begin at 7 p.m. Admission for the first 100 people in line on June 9 will be 50 cents (this event will also feature a “Best Vintage Dressed Patron” contest). Regular tickets are $5 for seniors/students, $10 general admission. 911 Pine St., Seattle (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
The series “To Be a Man: The Films of Rock Hudson” will screen at the Seattle Art Museum. The opening film on Wednesday, June 11, is the 1956 drama “Written on the Wind,” about a Texas family. Douglas Sirk’s 1955 drama “All That Heaven Allows,” co-starring Jane Wyman, shows on June 13. Films begin at 7:30 p.m. 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets for both movies are $12 for SIFF NWFF, SFL, TheFilmSchool and SAM members, $14 general admission (206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).
Writer-director Kevin Smith’s raunchy 1994 comedy “Clerks” plays at 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, at the Northwest Film Forum. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general admission (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Matthew Cooke’s 2012 documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” about the drug industry, with guest Matt McCally (from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), at 7 p.m. Friday, June 6, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
And finally, at Central Cinema, there’s Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the third entry in the series starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” David Lynch’s 1992 cinematic prequel to his cult TV series with most of the series’ original cast. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
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