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Three films from French director Jean-Luc Godard play at the Northwest Film Forum this week. His 1965 vision of the future, “Alphaville,” and his 1963 film about filmmaking, “Contempt,”
screen Friday-Thursday, May 30-June 5. The war drama “Le Petit Soldat” runs
Sunday-Thursday, June 1-5. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general admission (206-829-7863 or

“Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story,” the tale of a rescue operation in 1940s occupied France, will show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3 and 4, at the Good Shepherd Center. Mendes’ grandson Sebastian Michael Mendes will attend the Tuesday screening. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; suggested donation $15 (206-426-5951 or

The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents Ellen Spiro’s 2010 documentary “Fixing the Future,” about the state of the U.S. economy. 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (

And finally, two very different films set in San Francisco play at the Central Cinema this week. There is Alfred Hitchcock’s lovely and haunting 1958 drama “Vertigo,” starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, and Don Siegel’s 1971 police drama “Dirty Harry,” with Clint Eastwood.
Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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