Screenings and events during the week of March 13 include the “Big Screen Hitchcock” mini-festival and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
Are you in search of a good thrill? “Big Screen Hitchcock,” a mini-festival of six of the director’s classic films, comes to the SIFF Cinema Uptown this weekend, March 13-15. You can delight in the beautifully creepy “Vertigo,” a 3-D version of “Dial M for Murder,” “The Birds,” “North by Northwest,” “Rear Window” and the mother of all horror films, “Psycho.” Showtimes and ticket prices vary (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival opens Saturday, March 14, with a showing of “Hanna’s Journey,” about a romance between a German student and her Israeli colleague, at Pacific Place. Tickets are $18-$20. For more information, go to seattletimes.com/movies for a preview or seattlejewishfilmfestival.org for more information.
The Northwest Film Forum presents “Seattle Web Fest,” a free festival that includes more than 40 Web series from around the world, at 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Also, opening Thursday, March 19, is Paul Grimault’s 1979 adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The King and the Mockingbird.”Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8-$11 general. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The Seattle Public Library will show the 2013 Chinese romantic comedy “Finding Mr. Right” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org). The Northgate Branch will show “The Theory of Everything,” James Marsh’s Oscar-winning drama about Stephen Hawking, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-1980 or spl.org).
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Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1964 drama “Red Desert,” starring Monica Vitti, will show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $10 for SAM and NWFF members, $8 and $12 general (206-654-3210 or seattleartmuseum.org).
Fathom Events brings the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “La Donna del Lago,” starring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez, to Seattle-area screens at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 18. Brian Ivie’s documentary “The Drop Box,” about pastor Lee Jong-rak’s mission to save newborn babies in Seoul, South Korea, shows Monday, March 16. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows” continues for a second week at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 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 “Earth a New Wild,” a documentary that follows Dr. M. Sanjayan through five countries, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And at Central Cinema this week you can catch “The Cutting Edge,” a 1992 romance with D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly as a figure-skating couple; and “L.A. Confidential,” Curtis Hanson’s 1997 Oscar-winning film noir set in early-1950s Los Angeles. On St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday, March 17), it will show Mark Jones’ 1993 horror film “Leprechaun” in “Hecklevision.” Tickets are $7-$8 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).