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Friday, August 10, 2012 - Page updated at 03:00 p.m.
Lots under stars, plus Loy, Lebowski events
By Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times movie critic
Just a few more weeks left of outdoor-movie season; here's a sampling of what's screening al fresco this week: "Toy Story" (Friday, Auburn Summer Sounds and Cinema), "Big Miracle" (Tuesday, Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park), "Kung Fu Panda 2" (Saturday, Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights), "Hugo" (Friday, Everett Cinema Under the Stars), "The Ugly Ducking" (in Russian, Thursday, Foreign Language Films in the Park at Crossroads), "Sideways" (Saturday, Fremont Outdoor Movies), "The Muppets" (Friday, Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen), "Harry and the Hendersons" (Saturday, MOHAI's Movies at Lake Union Park), "The Muppets" again (Friday, Moonlight Movies in Renton), "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (Wednesday, Movies at Marymoor Park), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (Saturday and Sunday, respectively, Movies at the Mural at Seattle Center), "Animal House" (Thursday, Moonlight Cinema at the Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville), "The Incredibles" (Friday, Movies Under the Stars in Edmonds), "Back to the Future" (Thursday, Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park), "Thor" (Friday, Redmond Summer Movie Series), "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (Friday, Summer Movies at Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island), "The Wizard of Oz" (Friday, Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema at Cal Anderson Park), "The Muppets" a third time (Friday, Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series) and finally "Iron Man" (Saturday, West Seattle Outdoor Movies). For more information on any of these, see www.seattletimes.com and search for "outdoor movies 2012."
Northwest Film Forum continues its "35mm: The Celluloid Dream" series with Terence Davies' 1992 autobiographical drama, "The Long Day Closes," playing nightly through Thursday. Also at NWFF: a collection of animated short films culled from the 2012 Children's Film Festival, screening Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and suitable for all ages. NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or www.nwfilmforum.org.
This weekend's Films4Families matinee at the SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center campus) is the 1968 Academy Award-winning musical "Oliver!" 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; tickets are just $4. Also at the Film Center: the Bellini opera "Norma," filmed at the Teatro Antico Taormino in Italy; Monday at 6:30 p.m. only. For more information: www.siff.net or 206-324-9996.
Wes Anderson's charming 1996 debut, "Bottle Rocket," screens at the Grand Illusion this week, starring Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and Robert Musgrave. Also at the G.I., on Saturday at 7 p.m. only: "Thoroughly Modern Myrna," a presentation (with photos and film clips) and book signing by Emily W. Leider, author of the recent biography "Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood." 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; for more information, call 206-523-3935 or see www.grandillusioncinema.org.
Matthew Lillard's locally filmed comedy "Fat Kid Rules the World" will screen Sunday at midnight as part of the Summer Meltdown Music Festival at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington. All who have weekend or Sunday passes to the fest are welcome at the screening, which will be introduced by cast members Dylan Arnold and Tyler Trerise. For more information: www.summermeltdown.com.
The Historic Everett Theater presents the 1943 caper "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon," starring Basil Rathbone as the Master of Deduction and Nigel Bruce as his sidekick, Dr. Watson. It screens Thursday at 7:30 p.m., introduced by radio host Jon Noe; tickets are $5. 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766 or www.everetttheatre.org.
The 11th annual Lebowski Fest, a celebration of all things inspired by "The Big Lebowski," comes to Seattle this weekend, with a screening and party at the Showbox at the Market on Friday ($15 advance; $18 day of show; 21 and older) and a bowling party at Roxbury Lanes on Saturday ($25 advance; $30 day of show; all ages). For more info: www.lebowskifest.com.
And finally, this weekend's midnight movie at the Egyptian is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 charmer "Amélie," the comedy that introduced the world to Audrey Tautou. 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
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