Art-house screenings and events during the week of Oct. 9 include National Theatre Live’s “Hamlet,” with Benedict Cumberbatch; lots of film festivals in and out of the Seattle area; and a 10th-anniversary screening of “The Heart of the Game.”

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“To be, or not to be.” Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock,” “The Imitation Game”) takes on one of Shakespeare’s most famous roles in National Theatre Live’s staging of “Hamlet,” at 11 a.m. (live from the U.K.) and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Tickets are $20-$25. SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

Film festivals are everywhere this week: the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, the Seattle Polish Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, the Seattle South Asian Film Festival and the Seattle Social Justice Film Festival. Additionally, The Orcas Island Film Festival runs Oct. 9-12 at several venues in Eastsound, Orcas Island (, while the Kickstarter Film Festival, a collection of independent films funded by the website, comes to the SIFF Film Center on Thursday, Oct. 15, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or

A 10th-anniversary screening of “The Heart of the Game,” a made-in-Seattle documentary that celebrates women’s athleticism, comes to the SIFF Cinema Uptown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

“Moose,” a comedy/suspense film about two park rangers in the town of Gangrene Gulch, Alaska, will play Oct. 9-15 at the Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets are $8-$11 (

The Grand Illusion brings back its “All Monsters Attack!” series for the remainder of October, starting with “The Green Slime,”a 1968 sci-fi/horror film, on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 9-10. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$9 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or

The Second Saturday Film series presents a free showing of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” the first in a series of Roger Corman movies based on Edgar Allan Poe stories and starring Vincent Price. 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-837-3000 or

“The Glamour & the Squalor,” Marq Evans’ documentary on former radio DJ Marco Collins, plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road N.E., Bainbridge Island. A Q&A will be held after the film with Collins. Tickets are $12.50 (

Fathom Events brings the Bolshoi Ballet’s staging of “Giselle” to several theaters on Sunday, Oct. 11. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the final entry in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, plays on Tuesday, Oct. 13. For locations and more information, go to

The Southwest branch of the Seattle Public Library presents a free showing of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the 2015 installment of the superhero franchise, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-684-7455 or

The University branch of the Seattle Public Library presents a free showing of “Lilo & Stitch,” Disney’s 2002 family-friendly animated comedy in which a Hawaiian girl adopts an extra-terrestrial pet, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 5009 Roosevelt Way, Seattle (206-684-4063 or

And it looks to be vampire week at the Central Cinema. You can see “The Lost Boys,” Joel Schumacher’s 1987 horror comedy about juvenile vampires starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Kiefer Sutherland. Also showing is “Twilight,” Catherine Hardwicke’s 2008 adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s teen-vampire novel starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (