Science fiction film festival at EMP Museum
Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” the Nordic Lights Film Festival and “Glengarry Glen Ross,” starring Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon.
Seattle Times movie critic
The 2013 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival, presented by EMP Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival, will take place Saturday at Cinerama. Ten international short films will screen at 4 p.m., followed by 11 short films at 7:30 p.m.; an award ceremony will conclude the festival. All of Saturday’s events are sold out, but standby tickets may be available: get in line at Cinerama, 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle. An encore screening of festival award winners and curators’ choices has been added for Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle); for more information on the festival, see www.siff.net or www.empmuseum.org, or call 206-324-9996.
The Nordic Lights Film Festival takes place this weekend at the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center campus) with 11 full-length features and documentaries and one package of short films, all from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, screening through Sunday. Most of the films (two exceptions: the comedy “Turn Me On, Dammit!” and the documentary “Grandma Lo-Fi”) have not played Seattle screens before. Passes for the entire festival are $55 ($50 for members of SIFF or Nordic Heritage Museum, or students); for more information, see www.siff.net or call 206-324-9996.
At the Uptown, the black-belt comedy (and newly discovered cult classic from 1987) “The Miami Connection” screens Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon heading an all-star cast, screens Monday only at 7 p.m., and Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines” screens Thursday only at 7 p.m. Also at the Uptown: the Women in Cinema Festival returns to SIFF, opening Wednesday with the German drama “Hannah Arendt,” directed by Margarethe von Trotta. The festival continues through Jan. 27. Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; www.siff.net or call 206-324-9996.
At Northwest Film Forum this week, the “Music Movies” series continues with “Music Craft: Sarah Vaughan,” a 1969 concert film broadcast from German TV, screening Saturday at 8 p.m. only. The documentary “Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy,” focusing on a 2008 incident of a Danish ship held for two months by Somali pirates, will screen Wednesday only at 7 p.m. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206-267-5380 or www.nwfilmforum.org.
The documentary “Out of the Mist: Olympic Wilderness Stories,” which focuses on Olympic National Park, will have two free screenings this month hosted by the National Parks Conservation Assocation: Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Tacoma at The Mountaineers, 2302 N. 30th St., Tacoma, and Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Seattle at The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle. For more information on the film, see www.crestpictures.com/mist/.
And finally, this weekend’s midnight movie at the Egyptian is “Reservoir Dogs,” the 1992 gangster drama from current Oscar nominee Quentin Tarantino. 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