James Bond, ‘L.A. Rebellion’ series screen in Seattle
The Seattle Times’ weekly wrap-up of art-house movies includes the music documentary “Turning,” NWFF’s “L.A. Rebellion” series and a nod to James Bond’s 50th anniversary.
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“Turning,” a music documentary that captures a performance by singer Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and video artist Charles Atlas, screens Friday through Sunday at the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center campus). For more information: www.siff.net or 206-324-9996.
The final weekend of “L.A. Rebellion” at Northwest Film Forum kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday with a new 16mm print of Zeinabu irene Davis’ 1999 drama “Compensation,” about a deaf woman and a hearing man in Chicago’s African-American community. Saturday at 8 p.m. brings a collection of five films under the title “Black Art, Black Artists: Short Films.” Haile Gerima’s “Child of Resistance,” a 1972 film about a woman activist, screens at 8 p.m. Sunday, along with the documentary “Brick By Brick.” The final L.A. Rebellion Cinema Salon takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday with author Pat Thomas, activist Ron Johnson and Seattle University professor Gary Perry discussing the legacy of Watts and the L.A. Rebellion school of filmmaking; admission to the discussion is free. Also at NWFF this week: a free screening of the 1964 concert film “The T.A.M.I. Show” at 7 p.m. Thursday. (Yelp RSVP required.) NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; for more information on any of these events, see www.nwfilmforum.org or call 206-267-5380.
The 50th anniversary James Bond series — all in 35mm! — continues at the Grand Illusion this week, with “The Spy Who Loved Me” screening Friday through Sunday and “Moonraker” Sunday through Thursday. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
Silent Movie Mondays at the Paramount concludes its “Women of Silent Film” series Monday with Greta Garbo in the 1929 drama “The Kiss.” Jim Riggs will accompany the film (MGM’s last silent) on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer. 7 p.m. at 911 Pine St., Seattle; tickets are $10 and available at the door, through www.stgpresents.org or 877-STG-4TIX.
“Los 100 Sones Cubanos,” a documentary about the Cuban musical style that gave birth to salsa music, screens at 9:30 p.m. Monday at the U District club Lucid, in collaboration with the Seattle Latino Film Festival. 5241 University Way N.E., Seattle; 206-402-3042 or www.lucidseattle.com.
And finally, this weekend’s midnight movie at the Egyptian is John Carpenter’s 1982 alien horrorfest “The Thing,” starring Kurt Russell. 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org