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Get ready to LOL. SIFF Cinema at the Uptown presents a physical-comedy film series this week called “Slapstick Savants.” It stars Harold Lloyd in 1923’s “Safety Last” and Charlie Chaplin in 1925’s “The Gold Rush” Friday-Sunday; Laurel & Hardy’s “Way Out West” on Tuesday; the Marx Brothers in “Animal Crackers” and “Duck Soup” on Wednesday; and Buster Keaton’s “Go West,” “College” and “Sherlock Jr.”
on Thursday. Series passes are $35 for SIFF members, $50 general; single tickets are $6 for members, $11 general.

Also at the Uptown, Something Weird Video offers a program that looks at sex in cinema from 1930-1970 called “That’s Sexploitation!,” at 10 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8 for SIFF members, $13 general. And it just won’t go away: The Syfy Channel’s cheesy creature-feature “Sharknado” is back to chomp the big screen at 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6 for members, $11 general. The Uptown is at 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

The Northwest Film Forum will hold a free outdoor screening of the 1985 comedy “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” as part of the “Seattle Bike-In” at 9 p.m. Saturday at Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., Seattle. The screening features a remixed soundtrack (including music, sound effects and dialogue) by DJs Jon Francois and Eardrumz.

Over at the NWFF, “Pasolini’s Last Words,” a biographical film that looks at the life of Italian filmmaker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini, shows at 7 p.m. Friday. Director Cathy Lee Crane is scheduled to attend. Pasolini’s 1966 comic fable “The Hawks and the Sparrow” screens at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for members, $10 general (206-829-7863 or

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“Food Matters,” a 2008 documentary, will screen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., Seattle. The screening will be accompanied by a three-course meal by Thrive and followed by a Q&A with Dr. Dan Rogers. Tickets are $50 (800-838-3006 or

“Do you hear the people sing?” You just might on Saturday night over at the Mural Amphitheatre in Seattle Center, where the “Movies at the Mural” series closes with the 2012 film adaptation of the stage musical “Les Misérables.” Show is at 9 p.m. (206-684-7200 or

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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