Art-house screenings and events during the week of Feb. 12 include “Beauty and the Beast,” “Harold and Maude,” a “Witches Brew” series and more.
Romance is in the air this weekend in many forms, at many different theaters. Both Jean Cocteau’s 1946 adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Harold and Maude,” the early-1970s cult comedy about a teenager (Bud Cort) and an older woman (Ruth Gordon) who fall for each other, play at the SIFF Cinema Uptown. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $9 and $12 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The SIFF Film Center will hold a “Witches Brew” series this weekend featuring “Rosemary’s Baby,” Roman Polanski’s 1968 tale of witchcraft and marital betrayal; “The Craft,” a 1996 fantasy/horror flick; “Witchfinder General,” a 1968 British film about a real-life witch hunter (played by Vincent Price); and “The Devils,” Ken Russell’s 1971 drama starring Oliver Reed as a priest in 17th-century France. Showtimes vary. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Tickets are $5 (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Northwest Film Forum shows “Chocolat,” director Lasse Hallstrom’s 2000 “magical realist” fable set in a small French town in the early 1960s, and “In the Shadow of Women,” Philippe Garrel’s 2015 drama about a pair of documentary makers. $6 for members, $8 and $11 general admission. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The Second Saturday Film series returns with a free showing of “For Pete’s Sake,” Peter Yates’ 1974 urban comedy starring Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin and Estelle Parsons. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-837-3000 or ci.issaquah.wa.us).
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Fathom Events brings “Pretty in Pink,” the 1986 teen romance starring Molly Ringwald, to several theaters on Sunday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 17. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com
The Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library shows “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s documentary that examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
The Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library shows “Ratatouille,” Brad Bird’s 2007 animated comedy about a French rat, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2801 34th Ave. W., Seattle; free (206-386-4225 or spl.org).
The “Meaningful Movies Project” shows “A Place at the Table,” Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s 2012 documentary about the largely unknown epidemic of hunger in the U.S., at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Our Lady of the Lake, 8900 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
At the Central Cinema, you can see “Say Anything …” Cameron Crowe made his writing-directing debut with this 1989 romantic comedy set (and partially filmed) in Seattle and starring John Cusack and Ione Skye. Also showing is “True Romance,” the 1993 modern Bonnie-and-Clyde thriller starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).