The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with two full days of screenings. Independent filmmaker Charles Oliver...
The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with two full days of screenings. Independent filmmaker Charles Oliver (“Take”), who lives on Bainbridge Island, kicks off the festival with a workshop on “The Independent Film: Start to Finish” Saturday morning; Portland-based filmmaker Aaron Katz’s Independent Film Spirit Award-nominated drama “Quiet City” will close the festival Sunday night. In between are a number of short and feature-length documentaries (some made by local students), and a workshop for filmmakers on “Film and the Law.”
All events are free; donations benefit the Celluloid Bainbridge Filmmakers Finishing Fund. All events take place at the historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, Bainbridge Island; for more information, see www.artshum.org or call 206-842-7901.
More short films will be on hand at the fourth annual RAWSTOCK FilmFest tonight at ACT, which this year features 13 short films — many from local filmmakers — with a focus on animation, grindhouse-style action and politically incorrect humor. (Check out a few of the titles: “Steve Davvers: Washroom Attendant,” “Deadly Cotillion,” “I Married a Towel.”) Several of the filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work, and the evening will also include live comedy from Laffhole founder Kevin Hyder. Tickets are $15 at the door or through the ACT box office (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org): ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle. For more information, see www.rawstockmedia.com.
“The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival“ screens Wednesday night as part of the Exposed: Inside Film series at Experience Music Project. The film’s director, Murray Lerner (who has made a number of other concert documentaries featuring the likes of Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Isaac Stern), will be present for a post-screening discussion.
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Tickets are $5 (free for EMP/SFM or Warren Report members) and can be purchased by calling 206-770-2702. EMP’s JBL Theater, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; for more information, see www.empsfm.org.
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film “La Chinoise,” about a five-member Maoist cell that spends a summer plotting an assassination in a Parisian apartment, gets a week’s run at Northwest Film Forum in a new 35mm print. It plays daily through Thursday: 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; 206-267-5380 or www.nwfilmforum.org.
Recent Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd”) stars in “Dead Man,” Jim Jarmusch’s low-key metaphysical Western released in 1996. Neil Young improvised the score. It screens as part of the Metro Classics series, Wednesday only at 6:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Metro, 4500 Ninth Ave. N.E., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheatres.com. Advance tickets can be purchased at tickets.landmarktheatres.com.
North Carolina filmmaker Eleni Vlachos’ documentary “Seeing Through the Fence” will screen Sunday night at the University Theater. The film, in which Vlachos interviews a variety of subjects (including her own family) about veganism, is currently touring the country, with Vlachos on hand for post-screening Q&As. Admission is by $10 donation (to benefit a not-yet-specified charity). 5510 University Way N.E., Seattle; for more information, see www.porchlifeproductions.com.
Fans of very big screens, take note: David Lean’s 1962 classic “Lawrence of Arabia,” winner of seven Academy Awards, will screen at Cinerama this week in vast, crisp 70mm. It plays Sunday at noon and Tuesday at 8 p.m. only, this week and next. Cinerama, 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle; tickets are available at 206-441-3080 or through www.cinerama.com.
And finally, Brian De Palma’s 1983 “Scarface” turns up as the midnight movie this week at the Egyptian, starring Al Pacino and an early-in-her-career Michelle Pfeiffer. Tonight and Saturday, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or www.landmarktheateres.com.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or email@example.com