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Originally published Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:03 PM

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New wave, De Niro, film noir in spotlight

Seattle-area movie houses undertake series on the French New Wave, Robert De Niro and film noir.

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Seattle Art Museum begins its spring film series Thursday with “Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut: French New Wave Masters,” continuing weekly through May 30. The series opens with “Breathless” and continues with “The Bride Wore Black,’ “A Woman Is a Woman,” “Mississippi Mermaid, “My Life to Live,” “Small Change,” “Masculine Feminine” and “Love on the Run,” concluding with “Pierrot le Fou.” Passes for all nine movies — all of which screen in 35mm — are $68 ($63 for members of SAM, SIFF, NWFF and TheFilmSchool) and available through the museum box office at 206-654-3121 or All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at SAM’s Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; for more information, see

“Epic De Niro,” a weeklong retrospective of films featuring Robert De Niro, begins Friday with “Goodfellas,” continues with “The Untouchables,” “Cape Fear,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Godfather Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Heat,” “Jackie Brown” and “The Deer Hunter, and concludes with “Brazil.” All screenings are at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; 206-324-9996 or

“Little Fugitive,” a 1953 Academy Award nominee about a 7-year-old boy who runs away to Coney Island in search of his lost little brother, will screen at Northwest Film Forum this week in a newly restored 35mm print as part of the ongoing Family Frames series. Actor Rich Andrusco, who played the 7-year-old, will be present at the screenings Friday and Saturday. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or

The music documentary “Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams” will play Tuesday only at 7 p.m. at the Guild 45th. The film documents the making of the former Fleetwood Mac star’s solo album “In Your Dreams.” Guild 45th, 2115 N. 45th St., Seattle; or 206-781-5755.

The Historic Everett Theater continues its film noir series this week with “My Favorite Brunette,” a 1947 comedy with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Jon Noe will host the screening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $5 and available at the door, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett, by calling 425-258-6766 or visiting

And finally, don’t forget to “put ze candle back” if you “walk this way” to see Mel Brooks’ gloriously giddy 1974 “Young Frankenstein.” It’s the midnight movie Friday and Saturday at the Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Doug Knoop: 206-464-8779 or

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