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May 18-24

Guardians

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The Guardians

Xavier Beauvois / 2018, France
135min / digital

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves. Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War.

“With narrative restraint and a lapidary visual style, Mr. Beauvois opens up this isolated world with stirring emotional force.” The New York Times

“A serious-minded and...rather powerful portrait of women getting by in a world where all the men are either gone or gone mad.” The Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 630pm
Sat & Sun: 4pm & 630pm


May 18-23

Ghost Stories

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Ghost Stories

Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman / 2018, UK
98min / digital

Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror's Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock's Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of these macabre stories seems to have sinister connection to Professor Goodman's own life. WIll they make a believer of him yet?

Showtimes:
Fri-Wed: 9pm


May 24

Take It Out in Trade

Take It Out in Trade

Presented by AGFA,
Something Weird Video & SECS

Ed Wood / 1970, USA
80min / digital

New 2K restoration! Introduction by Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo of the American Genre Film Archive! Edward D. Wood, Jr. was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and the author of hundreds of novels, including KILLER IN DRAG. He was a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time. CONTENT WARNING: This movie contains full frontal nudity and simulated depictions of consensual sex. *No one under 18 admitted*

Showtimes:
Thurs: 9pm
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May 25-31

The Sacrifice

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The Sacrifice

Andrei Tarkovsky / 1986, Sweden
145min / digital

New 4K restoration! Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, "You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before." As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous greys washing over the bleak landscape around their home. (The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator). For Alexander, a philosopher troubled about man's lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them. The director's last film, made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.

“His images have a transcendental glow and a hieratic poise; alternating between contemplative distance and moral confrontation, they assert, in the most radical sense, the high cost of living—the unbearable price of earthly delights.” " The New Yorker

"A stunningly beautiful film..." New York Times

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May 25-31

Stalker

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Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky / 1979, Russia
161min / digital

New 2K restoration! One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations--Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

"There are no flying saucers in the great Russian director's haunting tale of a journey into the depths of a postapocalyptic landscape, but it offers visual splendor, as well as mysteries, portents and miracles." Wall Street Journal

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June 1-7

How To Talk To Girls at Parties

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How To Talk To Girls at Parties

John Cameron Mitchell / 2018, USA-UK
102min / digital

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.

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June 8-14

Sollers Point

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Sollers Point

Matthew Porterfield / 2018, USA
101min / digital

SOLLERS POINT tells the story of Keith (Lombardi), a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his father (Belushi) under house arrest in Baltimore. Keith is struggling to reestablish himself, and break free of the bonds forged behind bars, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation. His intentions are in the right place and he possesses an aggressive desire to get back on his feet, but as he taps into all his familiar resources, he finds that he may be reverting to his old ways.

"Porterfield’s achievement in this characteristically moody, downbeat essay is to hang back from expected narrative payoffs, while offering the appeal of a character study rooted in a specific American working-class milieu.” Screen Daily

“A kind of urban pastoral, the well-cast, handsomely shot movie unfolds as a series of encounters, each one an attempt by the central character to find his footing in his hardscrabble working-class community, on the edges of the city near the waterfront. ...Another potent example of regional filmmaking from the Baltimore auteur." Hollywood Reporter

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June 9-11

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

Kazuhiro Furuhashi / 2017, Japan
97min / digital

During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Benio Hanamura thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio determines to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. She meets the handsome second lieutenant Shinobu, who immediately ruffles Benio's feathers. Benio then discovers, to her dismay, that Shinobu plans to marry her as an arrangement between their families. Benio tries to sabotage these plans by failing at her domestic duties, but gradually finds herself falling in love with Shinobu and his family. Alas, with their country on the brink of war, Shinobu enlists to fight the Russian army. Striving to be bolder than her culture allows, young Benio does more than simply wait at home with her feelings; she must continue on her journey to modern womanhood, with no guarantee that her fiancé will return. In Japanese w/English subtitles.

Showtimes:
Sat & Sun: 3pm
Mon: 7pm
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June 15-21

Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

Haifaa Al-Mansour / 2018, Ireland-Luxembourg-UK
121min / digital

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

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June 15, 16 & 19

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles / 1971, USA
97min / digital

Seattle premiere of new 4K restoration! Included in MoMA's permanent collection, Sweet Sweetback is one of the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker -- and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films. Director/writer/producer/editor/composer Melvin Van Peebles stars as an orphan raised in a brothel and groomed to be a sex show performer. Set up by his boss and two corrupt cops for a murder he didn't commit, Sweetback is thrust into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry where no one can be trusted, and the possibility of death lurks in every corner... Film courtesy of Xenon Pictures, Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.

"Shook up cinema much as a brash young pugilist originally known as Cassius Clay had done in the boxing ring some years earlier." -- Todd Boyd, The Root

"There are important movies, but there are only a few that one can say actually changed the game." Indiewire

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Fri & Sat: 9pm
Tues: 7pm


June 21

Bijou

Bijou

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
Wakefield Poole / 1972, USA
70min / digital

Celebrate PRIDE Weekend with SECS! Acclaimed director Wakefield Poole (Boys in the Sand) set a new standard for explicit gay cinema with his second feature BIJOU in 1972. Surreal and trippy, the film follows a construction worker (Bill Harrison) who witnesses a car accident and pockets the female victim’s purse in which he discovers her invitation to a club named Bijou. There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fantasies becomes reality. A fever dream blending the erotic and the divine in equal parts, BIJOU is a psychosexual puzzle that rewards multiple viewings. *No one under 18 admitted*

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Thurs: 9pm


June 22-28

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

Christian Papierniak / 2018, USA
86min / digital

Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy (Mackenzie Davis) wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend at a bougie party tonight across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny … before it’s too late.

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June 29 & 30, July 1-3 & 5

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Cold Water

Olivier Assayas / 1994, France
92min / digital

New restoration! An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, the deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water at long last makes its way to U.S. theaters. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose open rebellion against family and society threatens to tear them apart, as Christine is sent to an institution by her parents and Gilles faces an uncertain future after running into trouble at school. With a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period, and provides the backdrop for one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film, Cold Water is a heartbreaking immersion into the emotional tumult of adolescence. In French with English subtitles.

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June 30, July 1-3 & 5

The Misandrists

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The Misandrists

Bruce LaBruce / 2018, Germany
91min / digital

When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards.

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July 6-12

Gabriel & The Mountain

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Gabriel & The Mountain

Fellipe Barbosa / 2018, Brazil-France
131min / digital

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, immersed at the heart of various countries, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his final destination.

“A moving look at the transformative nature of travel, both on those hopping around the world in search of a new perspective and those they encounter along the way.” Sarah Ward, Screen International

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July 7-9, 11

Strangers on Earth

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Strangers on Earth

Tristan Cook / 2017, Spain-USA
97min / digital

Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, 'Strangers on the Earth' examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

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