Art-house screenings and events for the week of Feb. 27 include the start of “Silent Movie Mondays” and the “Fists & Fury: Mixed Martial Arts Film Festival.”
“Silent Movie Mondays” starts off the new series “German Silents” with Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic “Metropolis,” with a live, original score by the Degenerate Art Ensemble, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. The other two films in the series are the 1926 version of “Faust” (March 9) and the 1930 film “People on Sunday” (March 16). Tickets are $10 per film (877-784-8054 or stgpresents.org).
The “Fists & Fury: Mixed Martial Arts Film Festival” kicks off with the 1978 film “Snake in the Eagles Shadow,” one of Jackie Chan’s star-making vehicles, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Cinerama. Other films in the series include “Enter the Dragon” (1973), Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) and the classic “Seven Samurai” (1954). 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle. For a complete schedule and ticket information, call 206-448-6680 or go to cinerama.com.
SIFF Cinema will show two Stanley Kubrick films Friday-Wednesday, Feb. 27-March 4. The 1968 mindbender “2001: A Space Odyssey” plays at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle). The 1980 horror film “The Shining”screens at the Egyptian (805 E. Pike St., Seattle) and the Uptown. Times vary (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Grand Illusion will show Scott Crawford’s 2014 documentary “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-1990)” Friday-Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1. Tickets are $5-$9. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or grandillusioncinema.org).
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Historic Seattle will host a showing of the film “America’s Hometown: Terra Cotta,” about the use of terra cotta in architecture and art from 1890 to 1940. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Registration is $10 for students, $25 for Historic Seattle and SAM members, $35 general (206-622-6952 or historicseattle.org/events).
The second annual Issaquah International Film Festival comes to the Cinebarre Issaquah, 1490 11th Ave. N.W., on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, with a collection of six films. Advanced reservations have ended, but day-of-show tickets are available at the door. For a schedule of films, go to siff.net/cinema/issaquah-international-film-festival-2015.
To prepare for the upcoming stage adaptation of “Snow Falling on Cedars,” the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community will show three short films — “The Red Pines,” “The Woman Behind the Symbol” and “Visible Target” — relating to the Japanese-American exclusion experience on Bainbridge Island. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bainbridge Island branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-4162 or bijac.org).
St. Mark’s Cathedral’s “Mideast Ministry Film Series” concludes with “Israel vs Israel,” Terje Carlsson’s 2010 film that documents political and religious Israeli organizations that actively oppose various aspects of the occupation. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle; admission is free (206-323-0300 or saintmarks.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “The Long Night,” a Seattle-set documentary about the sex trade, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And there are two different kinds of musicals at Central Cinema this week: “Singin’ in the Rain,” MGM’s satirical 1952 version of the birth of the talkies, with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor; and “The Apple,” Menahem Golan’s 1980 disco musical. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).