Clips from 450 classics; ‘Kidsummer Movie Festival’
Screenings and events this week at Seattle-area art houses include “Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen,” a collection of clips from 450 classic films, June 20-22; and the 10-week “Kidsummer Movie Festival,” which kicks off June 25 with “Despicable Me.”
Seattle Times staff
György Pálfi’s meticulously assembled collection of clips from 450 classic films, “Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen,” returns to SIFF Cinema at the Uptown this weekend, June 20-22. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general. Also, The Royal Shakespeare Company Live and National Theatre Live series continue with showings of “Henry IV, Part 1” and “King Lear,” respectively, at various times Sunday-Wednesday, June 22-25. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle.
At the SIFF Film Center, the dubbed-in-English version of the French-Belgian animated tale of friendship between a mouse and a bear, “Ernest & Celestine,” plays at 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $9 general. The NT Live’s airing of the stage drama “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” plays Friday-Sunday, June 20-22. Tickets for this event are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
The Ark Lodge Cinema will present a 10-week “Kidsummer Movie Festival” on Wednesdays beginning June 25. The first part of the festival features “Despicable Me” (June 25), “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (July 2), “Madagascar” (July 9), “Shrek” (July 16) and “Megamind” (July 23). All shows begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $3.
The Ark’s “Dark Lodge” film series continues with a 40th-anniversary director’s cut of the 1973 version of the horror film “The Wicker Man” at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Tickets are $7-$11. 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-721-3156 or www.arklodgecinemas.com).
The Northwest Film Forum will present a “big hair, all-lady edition” of its occasional “You’re Looking at Country” series, featuring live country music by Nova Devonie and Jo Miller, at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 21. NWFF and Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s “Coming Out All Over: Queer Film Style” series continues with the cheesetastic 1980 film version of “Flash Gordon,” starring Sam J. Jones and Max von Sydow, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general admission. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of Mohamed Diab’s “Cairo 678,” the story of three women and their search for justice in Egypt, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26. The film is shown in Arabic, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
The Grand Cinema and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra present “An Evening of Cinematic Music,” a benefit concert of film music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma. Tickets are $30 (253-593-4474 or www.grandcinema.com).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Markus Imhoof’s 2012 documentary “More Than Honey,” which looks at the relationship between mankind and honeybees, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).
“More Than Honey” is also the opening film for the “Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies” series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle. Admission is free (206-323-7733 or www.rockitspace.org).
And finally, at Central Cinema, there’s John Huston’s great 1951 romantic adventure classic, “The African Queen,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn; and John Carpenter’s 1981 action/sci-fi movie “Escape from New York,” starring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
Doug Knoop: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dougknoop