Remembering Robin Williams with several screenings
Art-house and other screenings in the Seattle area during the week of Aug. 15 include Robin Williams’ “The Birdcage” and “Good Will Hunting” at the Uptown; “Hook” outdoors at Swedish Hospital, Edmonds campus; and several WWI films at Northwest Film Forum.
Seattle Times staff
SIFF Cinema at the Uptown remembers Robin Williams with showings of the very funny 1996 farce “The Birdcage” and Gus Van Sant’s 1997 drama “Good Will Hunting” (for which Williams won a supporting-actor Oscar). “The Birdcage” plays at 6:30 p.m. and “Good Will Hunting” at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19. One ticket is good for both features. Admission is $7 for SIFF members, $12 general.
Also at the Uptown: Star Matt Hannon will attend the screening of his 1991 action drama “Samurai Cop” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Tickets are $10 for SIFF members, $14-$15 general. Encore screenings of “Monty Python Live (Mostly),” the live stage reunion of the comedy troupe, will be held Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
SIFF Cinema at the Film Center will show Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos’ 2013 prizewinning documentary “Rich Hill,”which looks at life in small-town Missouri, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 15-17. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Admission is $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
Robin Williams plays a grown-up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy “Hook.” It shows at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, as part of the “Movies Under the Stars” series at Swedish Hospital, Edmonds campus, second-floor patio, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. Chair seating available for the first 200 people. Free admission (425-640-4000 or www.swedish.org/movies).
The BBC brings two World War I-related films to the Northwest Film Forum this week. “37 Day: The Road to World War One” will show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, and “Churchill’s First World War”at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Both screenings are free (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
And this week at Central Cinema, there’s Richard Donner’s 1985 kiddie adventure “The Goonies,” starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton; and the 1989 action drama “Road House,”with Patrick Swayze as a bouncer in a Missouri nightclub. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).