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Originally published Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

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Japanese silent-film ‘The Lady and the Beard,’ ‘Jaws’ and more

Screenings during the week of July 25 include the 1931 silent-film comedy “The Lady and the Beard” at Volunteer Park Amphitheater; David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” at SAM; and the documentary “Cowspiracy” at Pacific Place.


Seattle Times staff

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The summer outdoor-movie season continues to unspool this week with the 1931 silent-film comedy “The Lady and the Beard,” opening the “Deco-Era Japanese Film Series” at Volunteer Park Amphitheater. The screening will feature a new score and narration by the Aono Jikken Ensemble. Preshow music begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 25 (inside the Seattle Asian Art Museum auditorium if it rains), 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle. Admission is free (www.visitsam.org/deco).

David Lynch’s 1992 locally filmed prequel “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Seattle Art Museum (the Taste’s cherry-crumble-and-coffee special will be available for $7). 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Admission is $8; $6 for SAM, TheFilmSchool, SIFF, SFI and NWFF members(206-654-3100 or visitsam.org).

The “Clips Beer & Film Tour,” featuring a collection of independent short films, comes to Gas Works Park at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25. 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. Admission (for 21 and over only) is free (206-923-0853 or www.naturec.org).

The documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” will screen at 9 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Seattle. Co-directors Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn will discuss the film following the screening; $12 (www.cowspiracy.com).

The Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library will screen the 2014 animated film “Rio 2” at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, and George Clooney’s World War II drama “Monuments Men” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle. Both screenings are free (206-386-1980 or www.spl.org).

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of the 2012 biographical drama “The Fantastic World of Juan Orol,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31. Shown in Spanish, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 classic “The Great Dictator,” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).

And “this is not a boat accident.” This week, Central Cinema will show Steven Spielberg’s 1975 original blockbuster “Jaws,” starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Bruce the shark; and Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 surfer crime drama “Point Break,” with Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey. 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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