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Just named the year’s best film by the National Society of Film Critics, Jean-Luc Godard’s Cannes prizewinner “Goodbye to Language” opens at Cinerama Monday, Jan. 12, for a two-night run in 3D. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle; tickets are $15 and available at the box office or at

“Movies in Black and White,” a new series that shows films followed by a discussion on race, begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Central Cinema. The first movie is the 1933 version of King Kong.” Tickets are $10. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

“Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?” Whatever your answer, you can hop on your broom or bubble and go see the grand and glorious 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” at several theaters on Sunday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan. 14, with an introduction by TCM’s Robert Osborne. For locations and tickets, go to

The Sprocket Society brings the “Saturday Secret Matinee” back to the Grand Illusion with the theme of “Saturday Morning TV Classics” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$9 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or

The “Second Saturday Film Series” returns this week with Terence Young’s creepy 1967 film version of “Wait Until Dark,” starring Audrey Hepburn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Alan Arkin. (Bring something to hold on to if you haven’t seen it before; it’s quite a ride). 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Admission is free (425-837-3000 or

The “NT Live” series returns to the SIFF Film Center with a presentation of DV8 Physical Theatre’s staging of “John,” a combination of movement and spoken word that tells the “true-life story of a troubled man.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, and noon, Sunday, Jan. 11, at Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 SIFF members, $19-$20 general admission (206-324-9996 or

The “Midnight Adrenaline” series continues at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian with the 1989 comedy “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, at midnight Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general admission. 805 E. Pine St., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

The Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library will hold a free screening of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a 2014 film about two competing restaurants starring Helen Mirren, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-1980 or

The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series returns with the 2013 documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” about the Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (

And this week at the Central Cinema, you can see Billy Wilder’s 1944 film noir “Double Indemnity,” with Barbara Stanwyck, and Luc Besson’s 1994 French-flavored American thriller “Léon: The Professional,” starring Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

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