Art-house screenings and events during the week of April 15 include architectural, music and environmental films. Plus: “The Hateful Eight,” “Big Hero 6,” “Ant-Man” and “Shaun of the Dead.”
“ByDesign 2016,” a program that explores “intersections of design and the moving image,” plays at the Northwest Film Forum through Sunday, April 17. Films include “The Land of Many Palaces,” “Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island” and “Getting Frank Gehry.” Festival passes are $25 for NWFF members, $35 and $45 general. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The “Sync Music Video Festival,” an evening of music videos, shows at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the SIFF Cinema Uptown. Tickets are $15. The “Wild & Scenic Film Festival,” a collection of environmental and adventure films, plays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Tickets are $30. 1511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
Cinerama brings the 70mm “roadshow” version of “The Hateful Eight,” Quentin Tarantino’s homage to the Westerns of Sergio Leone, back to the big screen. Showtimes are 3:30 and 8 p.m. Friday-Thursday, April 15-21. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or cinerama.com).
The Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association will have a free showing of “Big Hero 6,” a 2014 animated Disney feature about a boy and his hug-dispensing potbellied robot, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. 4916 S. Angeline St., Seattle (206-722-9696 or lspcc.org).
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The Southwest branch of the Seattle Public Library will show “Ant-Man,” the 2015 tiny-superhero movie starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7455 or spl.org).
Joss Whedon’s 2013 film version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” comes to the Northgate Branch of the Seattle Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-1980 or spl.org).
The Wallingford branch of the Seattle Public Library shows “Kiss Me, Kate,” the 1953 musical version of “The Taming of the Shrew,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 1501 N. 45th St., Seattle (206-684-4088 or spl.org).
The Central Library shows “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution,” the 1976 Sherlock Holmes film featuring Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin and Laurence Olivier, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
“There’s a light …” Tim Curry and the gang are back in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” playing at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 805 E. Pike St., Seattle; $7 for SIFF members, $11-$12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The “Met: Live” staging of Donizetti’s opera “Roberto Devereux” plays at several theaters on Saturday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 20. For locations and more info, go to fathomevents.com.
“Echo Park,” Amanda Marsalis’ 2014 drama about “two people coming together across cultural, economic and racial boundaries,” plays at the Ark Lodge Cinemas at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-721-3156 or arklodgecinemas.com).
The “Meaningful Movies Project” screens “After Winter, Spring,” Judith Lit’s 2013 documentary that looks at a family farm in France. 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, The Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle; free (meaningfulmovies.org).
There’s an odd double bill at the Central Cinema this week: “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” the 2001 film adaptation of the best-selling book starring Renée Zellweger, and “Shaun of the Dead,” the 2004 spoof of zombie movies with Simon Pegg. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).