The “Masterful Suspense Restored” series plays this weekend, March 21-23, at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. The films featured are Orson Welles’ 1947 thriller “The Lady from Shanghai,” William Friedkin’s 1977 remake “Sorcerer” and Werner Herzog’s 1979 remake “Nosferatu the Vampyre.” Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $8-$11 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

There are two events of note over at Scarecrow Video on Friday, March 21: Editor Thelma Schoonmaker (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Hugo” and “Shutter Island”) stops by at 2 p.m. to chat with customers and sign copies of her films. Author Daniel Herbert will sign copies of his book “Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store” at 7 p.m. 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-524-8554 or ).

“Cement Suitcase,” a filmed-in-Eastern Washington comedy about a Yakima Valley wine salesman, will screen at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center. Writer-director Rick Castaneda will attend the screening. Tickets are $9. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (

“The owls are not what they seem.” David Lynch’s 1992 big-screen prequel “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” makes a stop at the Ark Lodge Cinemas at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. Cherry pie and “damn fine coffee” will be available before the film. Tickets are $7-$11. 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-721-3156 or

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The Grand Cinema in Tacoma hosts its first “Documentary Week” March 21-27. The films include “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?,” “Maidentrip” and “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” For details, see the website. Tickets are $7.50-$9.50. 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma (253-572-6062 or

The Royal Opera House’s staging of “Don Giovanni” will play at the Guild 45th on Thursday, March 27, and March 30. Tickets are $15. 2115 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-547-2127 r ).

And finally, over at Central Cinema this week, you can see Howard Hawks’ 1946 film noir The Big Sleep,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and Doug Liman’s 1996 endlessly quotable dating comedy
Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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