For those looking for something other than Oscar-nominated films, here are some art-house alternatives.
It’s Oscar weekend (the ceremony airs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, on ABC, with red-carpet show at 4), and most of the major nominees are still in theaters. But if you’re looking for something different, there are plenty of other options around town.
Two documentaries from actor/filmmaker Richard Beymer (“West Side Story,” “Twin Peaks”) will show at the Seattle Art Museum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. “It’s a Beautiful World” chronicles Beymer and David Lynch’s pilgrimage to India. “A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer” takes a look at “a segregated land on the verge of historical change.” Tickets are $8 general, $6 for museum members. 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3210 or visitsam.org/tickets).
The “Midnight Adrenaline” series at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian shows the 1975 camp classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at midnight Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general admission. 805 E. Pine St., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute shows the documentary “Horeta,” about Ethiopian cultural identity, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets are $12 (206-684-4757 or horetadocumentary.com).
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Howard Hawks’ 1940 screwball comedy “His Girl Friday” will show at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way (425-257-8260 or epls.org).
St. Mark’s Cathedral’s “Mideast Ministry Film Series” shows “The Other Son,” a 2012 drama about two couples forced to adjust when they discover that their sons were accidentally switched at birth, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Admission is free. 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-0300 or saintmarks.org).
Fathom Events presents two fine-arts events this week: “Rembrandt: The Late Works,” a look at an exhibition curated by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, and a filmed version of the Stratford Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The Guild 45th screens a filmed version of the Royal Opera House staging of Umberto Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, and a filmed version of the Globe Theatre’s production of “The Duchess of Malfi” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. 2115 N. 45th St., Seattle. Tickets for both events are $15 (206-547-2127 or landmarktheaters.com).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Project Unspeakable,” readings from Court Dorsey’s dramatic play about assassination, with video vignettes, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And there are two different kinds of crime dramas at Central Cinema this week. It’s screening John Huston’s 1941 remake of the detective classic “The Maltese Falcon,” starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, and “Goodfellas,” Martin Scorsese’s 1990 version of the true story of a Brooklyn mobster’s quarter-century with the Mafia. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).