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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

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

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

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

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 (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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