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Originally published Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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Creepy movies refuse to die; ‘Celluloid’ fest hits Bainbridge

For Halloween die-hards, it’s not too late to catch some creepy movies. For the rest of us, the “Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival” runs this weekend, and “Cine Insomnia” features the moody “Donnie Darko.”


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If you haven’t had your fill of all things creepy, head over to SIFF Cinema at the Uptown for the “The Best of National Theatre Live” series, which continues through Nov. 7. It features filmed versions of recent British stage productions of “Macbeth” with Kenneth Branagh, “Othello,” and two different versions of “Frankenstein” (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate the lead roles). Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

Or you could attend the “Prof. Fred’s Movie Marvels Live Halloween Party” featuring trivia contests, prizes and a screening of 1959’s “The House on Haunted Hill,” starring Vincent Price. It all begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baxter Hall, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., Seattle. The event is free (206-934-3707 or www.scctv.net).

The “Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival” comes to several Bainbridge Island locations Friday-Sunday featuring an opening-night screening of the environmental documentary “A Fierce Green Fire.” For details and tickets call 206-842-7901 or go to bainbridgeartshumanities.org.

The new film series “Nikkei Heroes” begins at 2 p.m. Saturday with “Conscience and the Constitution,” a look at the largest organized resistance to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Local producer Frank Abe will speak after the screening. On Nov. 16 the documentary “KASH, The Legend and Legacy of Shiro Kashino” will screen at 2 p.m., with special guests Vince Matsudaira and Louise and Debbie Kashino. Both events will be held at the Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle. Admission is free, but registration is required (for the Nov. 2 event go to www.conscienceandconstitution.eventbrite.com; for the Nov. 16 event www.shirokashino.eventbrite.com).

And finally, this week’s offering in the “Cine Insomnia” series is Richard Kelly’s 2001 moody time-travel puzzle “Donnie Darko.” It features Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze and Katharine Ross. Midnight Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheaters.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop



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