Art-house and other events during the week of April 17 include anniversary showings of “The Sound of Music” and “Friday” at several theaters; the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown; and more.
Anniversary showings of two very different films lead the pack of offbeat events this week. For the 50th anniversary of Robert Wise’s film version of “The Sound of Music,” the musical will show at area theaters on Sunday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 22. A 20th-anniversary “director’s cut” version of F. Gary Gray’s comedy “Friday,” starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, will show on Monday, April 20. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the SIFF Cinema Uptown on Thursday, April 23, with a collection of environmental and adventure films. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the films. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
Cinerama’s “Classic Saturdays” series continues at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, with a showing of “North by Northwest,” Hitchcock’s 1959 comedy-thriller starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or cinerama.com).
The National Theatre Live’s filmed version of Arthur Miller’s drama “A View from the Bridge” will show at the SIFF Film Center, Friday-Sunday, April 17-19. Showtimes vary. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
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The Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival will hold a Red Carpet Party at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18. STIFF Gallery, 5000 University Way N.E., Seattle; $20 tickets include appetizers, entertainment and dancing (866-866-7977 or ).
“Maria Tallchief,” a documentary about the ballerina’s life and art, plays at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Northwest Film Forum. Filmmaker Sandy Osawa will be in attendance. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The Seattle Film Institute will hold a spring open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Two free workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. 3210 16th Ave. W., Seattle (206-568-43887 or ).
“There’s a light …” Brad, Janet and Frank N. Furter are back for another round of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at midnight Saturday, April 18, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E. Pike St., Seattle. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Bringing It Home,” a 2013 documentary about hemp, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And at Central Cinema this week, you can hop aboard “The Last Starfighter,” a 1984 space adventure. Also showing is “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” a 1999 sendup of teen-beauty contests starring Ellen Barkin and Kirstie Alley as rival mothers. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).