Longtime local filmmaker Karl Krogstad will introduce his newest film, “The Autobiography of Karl Krogstad,” at Seattle Art Museum’s Plestcheeff Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $10, and include a post-screening Q&A. 1300 First Ave., Seattle; 206-654-3210 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.
SIFF Cinema at the Film Center will show the teen romance “The Spectacular Now,” with Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
The Guild 45th will screen the Royal Opera House’s production of the Wagner opera “Parsifal” at 5 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $15. 2115 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-547-2127 or www.landmarktheatres.com).
The Kirkland Arts Center is going to the cats. It will host three screenings of the CatVidFest
, an interactive presentation featuring a book signing with Will Braden (creator of “Henri, le Chat Noir”). 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and space is limited to 125 per showing. 620 Market St., Kirkland (425-822-7161 or ).
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Down in Olympia, Harlequin Productions will host a screening of the 1919 comedy “Heart o’ the Hills,” starring Mary Pickford. The film will feature live accompaniment from composer Maria Newman and the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $20-$25 (360-786-0151 or www.harlequinproductions.org).
And the Central Cinema hosts another unique double bill to start out the new year. Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy “Young Frankenstein” (“Taffeta, darling”) and Ridley Scott’s still nerve-jangling 1979 horror show “Alien,” with Sigourney Weaver. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).
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