Films from Isle of Wight, Andy Warhol's Factory screen in Seattle this week
Seattle screenings include Isle of Wight rock films and art films from Andy Warhol's Factory. Also: Seattle International Film Festival is under way.
Seattle Times movie critic
Get ready to sit: The 36th annual Seattle International Film Festival hits its stride tonight, with screenings at SIFF Cinema, Uptown, Pacific Place, Neptune, Egyptian, Harvard Exit and the Admiral Theatre in West Seattle. You can find a schedule with capsule reviews in today's NW Friday section. The festival, which this year includes 256 feature films, continues through June 13; for a full schedule and ticket information, see www.siff.net.
Seattle Art Museum tonight launches a four-movie series in conjunction with the current exhibit "love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death — Andy Warhol Media Works." Warhol's 1966 film "Chelsea Girls" begins the series, featuring the superstars of his Factory in 12 reels presented in split-screen format. "Vinyl," Warhol's 1965 adaptation of Anthony Burgess' novel "A Clockwork Orange," will screen June 11, followed by "My Hustler" on the 18th and "Lonesome Cowboys" on the 25th. Series tickets are $25 ($22 for SAM or Three Dollar Bill Cinema members); individual tickets are $7 (cash/check only) at the door. 7:30 p.m. at SAM's Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; for more information, call the box office at 206-654-3121 or see www.seattleartmuseum.org.
The Grand Illusion this week presents "Monsieur Verdoux," the 1947 "comedy of murders" in which Charlie Chaplin shed his usual Little Tramp persona to play a Parisian version of Bluebeard. It screens in 35 mm through Thursday. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
And this entire week, Northwest Film Forum presents the series "40 Years On: Murray Lerner's Isle of Wight Films," a collection of films captured during the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight rock festival, which featured The Who, Jimi Hendrix (who would die just days later), Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Miles Davis, Joan Baez, The Doors, Joni Mitchell and Sly and the Family Stone. Lerner, who will be present at screenings Saturday through Monday, filmed the entire experience, and the NWFF series features eight near-complete artist performances and a two-hour documentary.
Tickets for the entire nine-film series are $50 ($40 NWFF members), and Lerner will also present a documentary workshop on Sunday ($20/$15). NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; for more information, see www.nwfilmforum.org or call 206-267-5380.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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