It’s the fall film-festival season with movies and events of every kind on display for cinemagoers.
The Fifth Annual Seattle Latino Film Festival, which celebrates Cuban cinematography, plays Friday to Oct. 13 with guest appearances by director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”), actor Damian Alcazar, director Luis Mandoki and others at several locations in Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. Details and tickets at 206-669-3161 or www.slff.org.
The Seattle South Asian Film Festival opens Friday at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center and Mobius Hall on the University of Washington’s Bothell campus. The opening-night gala includes a screening of the Hindi feature
“Miss Lovely,” set in Bombay’s film industry. The Film Center is in the Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 and include a Q&A and reception. Schedule and ticket info at 206-324-9996 or tasveer.org.
Aimed at adventure enthusiasts and climbing junkies, the “Reel Rock 8 Film Tour” comes to the Guild 45th on Wednesday and Thursday. The tour features four films (“The Sensei,” “Spice Girl,” “High Tension” and “The Stone Masters”) playing over two days. Tickets and information at reelrocktour.com.
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The Social Justice Film Festival, featuring 60 short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films, comes to several locations in Seattle from Thursday to Oct. 13. Sister Helen Prejean is the keynote speaker for the free screening of “The Central Park Five,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle. Danny Glover will participate in a post-film Q&A after the 4 p.m. Oct. 13 screening of “Tula: The Revolt” at Cinerama, 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Details and tickets at 800-838-3006 or socialjusticefilmfestival.org
Two fine-arts events come to local screens this week. “The Met: Live in 3D” series features a filmed version of Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin,” starring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. It plays Saturday and Wednesday at several theaters. The “Exhibition on Screen” series takes you on a tour of the “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure” exhibit at London’s National Gallery. The tour/documentary plays Thursday at several locations. Locations and tickets for both at 800-295-8587 or www.fathomevents.com.
Maxine Trump’s documentary “Musicwood” screens at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Illusion. The film follows a group of famous guitar-makers on a mission to protect the Sitka Spruce. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for Grand Illusion members, $6-$8 general admission (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).
And finally, the 1973 Bruce Lee movie, “Enter the Dragon,” is the offering in the “Cine Insomnia” series at midnight Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheaters.com).
Doug Knoop: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dougknoop