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‘Best of SIFF 2014,’ a Father’s Day celebration, Funhouse doc

Screenings this week at Seattle-area art houses include the “Best of SIFF 2014” series; a selection of movies from the 2014 Children’s Film Festival to celebrate Father’s Day; and the documentary “Razing the Bar,” about the Seattle punk-rock club the Funhouse.


Seattle Times staff

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In case you missed seeing any movies at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), you can head over to the Uptown for the “Best of SIFF 2014” series. It features highlights from the recently ended fest, including the winner of the Golden Space Needle Award, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” (2 p.m. Sunday, June 15). For a complete schedule of films, see the SIFF website. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general admission.

Also at the Uptown: The Royal Shakespeare Company Live and National Theatre Live series return with showings of “Henry IV, Part 1” and “King Lear,” respectively, Monday-Thursday, June 16-19. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

In celebration of Father’s Day, Northwest Film Forum will present a selection of movies from the 2014 Children’s Film Festival, followed by pizza in the lobby, and a moviemaking workshop. Events begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 15. Tickets are $8 for children under 12, $11-$15 general admission. NWFF and Three Dollar Bill Cinema present Michael Sarne’s infamous 1970 adaptation of Gore Vidal’s novel “Myra Breckinridge,” starring Raquel Welch, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general admission (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).

The documentary “Razing the Bar,” about the Seattle punk-rock club the Funhouse, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets are $7-$10 (800-838-3006 or www.spl.org).

The Grand Illusion will show two films by surrealist Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky this week. “El Topo,” the 1970 tale of a master gunfighter and mystic, and his controversial 1973 film “The Holy Mountain.” On Tuesday, June 17, “EXcinema,” a new quarterly film series, will launch. It features works by local filmmakers that “fall between the cracks of traditional cinema.” 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$8 general admission (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of Mani Haghighi’s “Modest Reception,” an Iranian comedy/drama, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19. The film is shown in Farsi/Persian, with English subtitles. 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Loretta Alper and Sut Jhally’s 2002 documentary “Toxic Sludge is Good for You,” which examines the public-relations industry, at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).

And finally, at Central Cinema, there’s the charming 1988 story of three pizza waitresses, “Mystic Pizza,” starring Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor; and the creepy 1991 Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs,” with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop



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