Art-house screenings during the week of Aug. 7 include the re-release of “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” NT Live’s version of “Everyman” and the silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” with a remixed score by DJ Nicfit.
Brett Morgen’s documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” is being re-released at SIFF Cinema Uptown with the addition of a new, untitled song. The film runs Friday-Thursday, Aug. 7-13, and includes rare video and audio clips that make it “must-see viewing for Nirvana fans,” said Charles R. Cross in his three-star review of the movie that ran in April. There are also late-night showings at 11:55 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 7-8, at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $9 and $12 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
National Theatre Live brings a filmed stage version of the 15th-century English drama “Everyman,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, to the SIFF Film Center Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The story follows a man who is visited by death. Showtimes vary. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $19-$20 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Northwest Film Forum will show “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” the 1919 German silent film about a mad doctor and his sleepwalking victim, with a remixed score by DJ Nicfit, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets are $6 general admission. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The Central branch of the Seattle Public Library presents a free showing of “The Shop Around the Corner,” Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 comedy about two bickering shop employees (James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan), at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, followed by its musical 1949 remake, “In the Good Old Summertime,” starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson, at 3:30 p.m. 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
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The Lake City branch of the Seattle Public Library presents a free showing of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” the first half of Francis Lawrence’s finale to the action/adventure series based on Suzanne Collins’ YA book series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-684-7518 or spl.org).
The Grand Illusion will hold the eighth-annual “Druid Underground Film Fest” at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. It’s described as a “two-part blast of subversive cinema,” featuring found footage and short films. Tickets are $9, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or grandillusioncinema.org).
Fathom Events will show “Enchanted Kingdom in 3D,” BBC Earth’s 2014 nature documentary narrated by Idris Elba, at several theaters Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10-11. It will also have additional showings of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F,” Tadayoshi Yamamuro’s 2015 animated adventure/sequel, at several theaters Saturday, Aug. 8, and Tuesday, Aug. 11. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
And at the Central Cinema this week, you can see “Stand By Me,” Rob Reiner’s 1986 Oscar-nominated adaptation of a Stephen King story about adolescent boys. Also showing is “Taxi Driver,” Martin Scorsese’s 1976 drama about a pair of lost souls (Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster) in 1970s Manhattan. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).