Art-house screenings and events during the week of May 8 include the continuation of Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, an African-American film series and “Roar.”
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival continues through Sunday, May 10. Screenings for Friday, May 8, include “Ascendance: Angels of Change,” which focuses on a group of transgender teens; the coming-of-age story “Songs for Alexis”; and “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story,” about the former U.S. Navy SEAL. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. For the complete schedule and ticket prices, go to .
Fathom Events brings a stage version of “Driving Miss Daisy,” Alfred Uhry’s story about the relationship between a black chauffeur (James Earl Jones) and an aging Southerner (Angela Lansbury), to several theaters at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The 1981 adventure film “Roar,” starring Tippi Hedren and her daughter, Melanie Griffith, continues its run at the Grand Illusion this week. Showtimes vary. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$9 general admission (206-523-3935 or grandillusioncinema.org).
NT Live brings a filmed version of Tom Stoppard’s stage drama “The Hard Problem” to the SIFF Film Center Friday-Sunday, May 8-10. The story follows a psychology researcher who attempts to answer the question: “What is consciousness?” Showtimes vary. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
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The Seattle Public Library’s African-American film series continues with free showings of “Dear White People,” Justin Simien’s 2014 satire that takes place at a university, at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063 or spl.org); and “Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser,” the 1988 documentary about the musician, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library will host a free showing of “Dead Man,” Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 tale of an accountant (Johnny Depp) who becomes a gunslinger, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11. 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063 or ).
“Let’s do the Time Warp again.” The cult-fave “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” returns to the SIFF Cinema Egyptian at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, May 9. 805 E. Pike St., Seattle; $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Inhabit,” Costa Boutsikaris’ documentary about permaculture, a design method that offers “an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics and governance,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And the Central Cinema this week is showing “The Triplets of Belleville,” Sylvain Chomet’s delightful 2003 animated fantasy set in 1920s Paris. Also screening is “Rad,” a 1986 tale of a bicycle-motocrosser who tries to enter a corrupt promoter’s race. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).