Miss Seattle International Film Festival this year? You can still catch all the most popular movies at "Best of SIFF," at SIFF Cinema. Also on local screens this week: "From Here to Eternity" and the Andy Warhol film, "My Hustler."
The Seattle International Film Festival may be over, but the “Best of SIFF” lives on this weekend at SIFF Cinema, with special screenings of 13 favorite feature films and one short-film package. Among the films presented are Golden Space Needle Award winners “The Hedgehog” (best picture, and one of my festival favorites, too), “Waste Land” and “Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life” (tied for best documentary) and SIFF grand-jury award winner “Marwencol” (best documentary). Passes for the entire three-day program are available for $60 ($50 SIFF members); individual tickets are $11 ($9). SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; 206-324-9996 or www.siff.net.
Screening in a new 35-mm print at the Grand Illusion is “From Here to Eternity,” the 1953 drama of pre-Pearl Harbor Army life in Hawaii starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra. The film won eight Academy Awards, including best picture, director (Fred Zinnemann), supporting actor/actress (Sinatra and Reed), screenplay and cinematography. Through Thursday at the Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
Seattle Art Museum continues its Andy Warhol film series (in conjunction with the exhibit “love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death — Andy Warhol Media Works”) with the 1965 Warhol film “My Hustler,” starring Paul America as a street hustler brought to Fire Island. 7:30 tonight at SAM’s Plestcheeff Auditorium; tickets are $7 (cash/check only) at the door. 1300 First Ave., Seattle; 206-654-3121 or www.seattleartmuseum.org.
The documentary “Latin Music USA: Divas & Superstars” will have a free screening at the Central Library on Saturday, presented by the Seattle International Latino Film Festival. Marisol Berrios-Miranda, a visiting lecturer in the ethnomusicology department at the University of Washington, will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening. 2 p.m. at the library’s Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; for more information, call the library at 206-684-0849.
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And finally, Tom Six’s horror film “The Human Centipede” will have its local premiere at midnight tonight and Saturday at the Egyptian. I cannot possibly describe the plot in a newspaper that some people read over breakfast, but suffice to say that the squeamish should stay far, far away. Those interested can find more details at www.landmarktheatres.com; note that no one under 18 will be admitted. Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755. Yeesh.
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