Jazz film 'Ornette: Made in America' to play Grand Illusion
Jazz fans, take note: This week, the Grand Illusion presents a run of Shirley Clarke's 1985 documentary "Ornette: Made in America," about...
Seattle Times movie critic
Jazz fans, take note: This week, the Grand Illusion presents a run of Shirley Clarke's 1985 documentary "Ornette: Made in America," about the life and work of the legendary jazz musician Ornette Coleman. The film is presented in a new 35mm restoration from the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Through Thursday at the Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
The ensemble drama "Flood Streets," set among a group of "creative malcontents" in post-flood New Orleans (and featuring a selection of New Orleans music) will have a special one-time screening at the Jewel Box Theater at the Rendezvous at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Writer/producer Helen Krieger and director Joseph Meissner will be present. Tickets are $8 and available at the door or through www.floodstreets.eventbrite.com; for more info on the film, see www.floodstreetsmovie.com. 2322 Second Ave., Seattle; www.jewelboxtheater.com.
The fourth annual Seattle Italian Film Festival, aka Cinema Italian Style, continues through Tuesday at the Uptown and presents a selection of films new and old. Among the highlights: Sophia Loren in the 1960 film "Two Women" (for which she was the first performer to win the Best Actress Oscar for a non-English-speaking role); a double feature of the 1949 Roberto Rossellini drama "Stromboli" (presented in a new 4K restoration) and the documentary "The War of the Volcanoes," about the relationship between Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman and Anna Magnani; and the closing-night comedy "Magnificent Presence," directed by Ferzan Ozpetek ("Facing Windows").
Also at the Uptown: the National Theater Live series continues with a broadcast of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," starring Simon Russell Beale, at 7 p.m. Monday. At the SIFF Film Center, the documentary "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists" begins a three-day run Friday; it's about a group of radical hackers known as Anonymous. For more information on any SIFF event, see www.siff.net or call 206-324-9996.
The Olympia Film Festival continues through the weekend with a full schedule of features and shorts, concluding Sunday with a special screening of the 1983 drama "The Right Stuff," hosted by director Philip Kaufman. Screenings take place at the Historic Capitol Theater in Olympia; for more information, see www.olympiafilmfestival.org or call 360-754-6670.
The Blue November MicroFilmFest, a free film and arts festival, will screen at The Upper Crust this weekend at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, with a selection of short films from around the world (including several from local filmmakers). 8420 Greenwood Ave., Seattle; $5 suggested donation. For more information and a schedule of films, see www.blue-november.com.
And finally, this weekend's midnight movie at the Egyptian is "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," Steven Spielberg's 1984 prequel to "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Harrison Ford stars. Friday and Saturday only, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org