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Originally published July 20, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified July 20, 2007 at 2:02 AM

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Film forum to screen French comic character's 1953 debut

The Jacques Tati series at Northwest Film Forum continues this week with "Mr. Hulot's Holiday," the 1953 comedy in which Tati unveiled his...

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The Jacques Tati series at Northwest Film Forum continues this week with "Mr. Hulot's Holiday," the 1953 comedy in which Tati unveiled his trademark character: the bumbling Mr. Hulot. The film (which is nearly silent) was the first of four Mr. Hulot comedies and was an Oscar nominee for its screenplay. It plays at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-267-5380 or

Buy tickets now for the usually sold-out Twin Peaks/David Lynch Festival at Seattle Art Museum, celebrating its 15th year next Friday. The program's centerpiece is a screening (from a new 35mm print) of "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," also celebrating its 15th anniversary. The bill includes rare film/video supplements, special surprise guests and the U.S. premiere of the short documentary "Lynch II." The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. at SAM's Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $8 ($6 for SAM, MOHAI or SIFF members) and are available through the SAM box office at 206-654-3121, online at or through Scarecrow Video at 206-524-8554.

This week's outdoor-movie roundup kicks off with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," screening at dusk Saturday at the Carillon Point plaza in Kirkland as a benefit for the nonprofit Hopelink. A $5 donation is requested; for more information, see

A free screening of "Casino Royale," starring the always-cool-even-in-hot-weather Daniel Craig, happens Thursday on the Rainier Square Roof Park, 30 minutes after sunset. Access the roof park from the stairs off Fifth Avenue (next to Rock Bottom Brewery) or through the Rainier Square elevator in the atrium; for more information, see

And Fremont Outdoor Movies presents last year's surprise hit, the global-warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," at dusk in the parking lot across from the Old RedHook Trolleyman Pub at North 35th and Phinney Avenue in Fremont; suggested donation is $5. For more information, see or call 206-781-4230.

The Grand Illusion's parade of monster movies continues this week with James Whale's 1935 "Bride of Frankenstein," with Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. It screens in a double feature with "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," the 1948 monster comedy with Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and, of course, A&C. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or

The "Metro Classics" series continues with a 35mm screening of Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 drama "Blow-Up," about a fashion photographer who may have captured evidence of a murder. Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings star. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday only; Metro, 4500 Ninth Ave., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

And finally, "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra," a 2004 re-creation of a '50s-style mad-scientist B movie, screens at midnight today and Saturday at the Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or

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