Screenings and events during the week of Feb. 6 include the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival; the AIDS documentary “Deepsouth”; and the 2015 Children’s Film Festival, which ends Saturday, Feb. 7.
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival runs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, and features a galaxy full of events at several locations. It includes a screening of the 1981 John Carpenter adventure drama “Escape from New York,” with a live score by Roladex. Tickets for this event are $15 for SIFF and EMP members, $20 general. Prices for other events vary (206-770-2702 or empmuseum.org).
The Seattle Public Library presents a screening and discussion of Lisa Biagiotti’s 2012 documentary “Deepsouth,” about HIV/AIDS in the rural American South, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. Admission is free. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or ). The Northgate branch will hold a free screening (rescheduled from last month) of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a 2014 film about two competing restaurants starring Helen Mirren, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-1980 or spl.org).
St. Mark’s Cathedral’s “Mideast Ministry Film Series” shows “Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s documentary about a Palestinian farmer, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Admission is free. 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (206-323-0300 or ).
The 2015 Children’s Film Festival continues through Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Northwest Film Forum and other locations. For a preview, go to seattletimes.com and search for “2015 Children’s Film Festival Seattle.” Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8 for children under 12 and seniors, $11 general admission (800-838-3006 or ).
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The Grand Illusion is showing Jennifer Kent’s 2014 debut feature “The Babadook,” about a widow’s son haunted by ghosts, and the filmed version of Matt Smith’s monologue “My Last Year with the Nuns,” which re-creates his depiction of Catholic Capitol Hill in 1966. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $5 for members, $6-$9 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or grandillusioncinema.org).
The “Midnight Adrenaline” series at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian has two different programs this week: “The Dark Side,” a collection of “horror-tinged and macabre shorts” at midnight Friday, Feb. 6 (it’s part of the Science Fiction + Fantasy fest), and the 2014 black-and-white Persian vampire tale “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” at midnight Saturday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general admission. 805 E. Pine St., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows Martin Doblmeier’s 2008 documentary “The Power of Forgiveness,” a collection of seven short stories about forgiveness, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And romance is in the air this week at Central Cinema. It’s screening “Sleepless in Seattle,” Nora Ephron’s 1993 filmed-in-Seattle romantic comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan; and the 2002 S&M-flavored relationship drama “Secretary,” with James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).