From Jan. 30 to Feb. 14, you can see all nine of the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture at Cinerama. Plus, news of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch screenings around town.
Seeing a movie on Cinerama’s enormous screen is a rare treat — and, more often than not, one that’s reserved for the latest superhero or action movie. But from Jan. 30 to Feb. 14, you can see all nine of the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture there.
“Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will all screen as part of the “And the Winner Is …” series. All of these movies, and the many splendid performances within, should look glorious when blown up large; I’m tempted to go see “The Post” one more time, just to experience Meryl Streep’s face as big as a house. See cinerama.com or call 206-448-6680 for a full schedule and tickets, and do book early as all seats are reserved. Pass the chocolate popcorn!
Speaking of Oscars: It’s one of the Academy’s bigger screw-ups that Alfred Hitchcock never won Best Director. You can ponder that question while attending the Seattle Art Museum series “Alfred Hitchcock’s Britain,” which features nine films from the Master of Suspense set in his homeland. The series includes “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” “Sabotage,” “The 39 Steps,” “Young and Innocent,” “The Lady Vanishes,” “Rebecca” (one of my personal favorites), “Suspicion,” “Stage Fright” and “Dial M for Murder,” and will screen on Thursday nights at SAM beginning March 22. Passes are $78 for all nine films ($71 for SAM, SIFF, NWFF, SFI, Cornish, TheFilmSchool and Scarecrow Video members) and available through seattleartmuseum.org or 206-654-3210.
Also at SAM, and coming right up, is a tribute evening to another master director who’s never won an Oscar: “David Lynch: From the Alphabet to Eraserhead,” features screenings of Lynch’s newly restored early short films, as well as his 1977 film “Eraserhead” in 35mm with a newly restored stereo sound mix. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at SAM’s Plestcheeff Auditorium; tickets are $10 ($8 members) and available through seattleartmuseum.org or 206-654-3210.