Art-house screenings during the week of July 24 include Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy”; the coffee documentary “Caffeinated”; and “Heaven Adores You,” about musician Elliott Smith.
Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy,” three 1950s film classics from India that follow a child as he grows into a young man (“Pather Panchali,” “Aparajito” and “Apur Sansar”), plays this week in restored versions at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $9 and $12 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
“Caffeinated,” Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki’s documentary that “tells the story of coffee and the community that has evolved around it,” plays at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Varsity Theatre, 3429 University Way N.E., Seattle. Tickets are $8-$10.25 (206-632-7218 or farawayentertainment.com).
The Northwest Film Forum will hold an encore screening of “Heaven Adores You,” Nickolas Rossi’s 2014 documentary about musician Elliott Smith, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Tickets are $6 for members, $8 and $11 general admission. “Our Lives in Google,” a landscape film/live performance that uses archives from Google Earth, Google Street View and Google Maps, will show at 8 p.m. Monday, July 27. Tickets are $8 general. “Cotton Road,” a 2014 documentary about the consumption of cotton, screens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Tickets are $6 for members, $8 and $11 general admission. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
Fathom Events will show “Cast Party: Podcast Festival,” featuring performances from the podcasts “Radiolab,” “Invisibilia” and “The Truth,” at several theaters Tuesday, July 28. The Met: Live’s version of Verdi’s opera “Aida,” with Olga Borodina and Liudmyla Monastyrska, will screen at several theaters Wednesday, July 29. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
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The Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library presents a free showing of “Back to the Future,” Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 time-travel fantasy, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-386-1980 or spl.org). The Montlake branch will hold a “Drive-In” movie night with a free showing of “Cars,” Pixar’s 2006 animated comedy, at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2401 24th Ave. E., Seattle; reservations required (206-684-4720 or spl.org).
The Evergreen Cinema Society’s “Funny Film Fest” continues with “Blazing Saddles,” Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett (425-257-8270 or epls.org).
The Covington Library offers a free showing of “As Good As It Gets,” James L. Brooks’ 1997 comedy starring Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear and Helen Hunt, at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, 27100 164th Ave. S.E., Covington (253-630-8761 or kcls.org).
The Algona-Pacific Library offers a free showing of “Brave,” the 2012 animated Pixar story of a princess in ancient Scotland who hopes to shake off tradition and choose her own fate, at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific (253-833-3554 or kcls.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series presents “Alive Inside,” Michael Rossato-Bennett’s 2014 documentary about a program aimed at helping the elderly and infirm regain connection with their memories, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And at the Central Cinema this week, you can enter a world of “pure imagination” with “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” the 1971 fantasy starring Gene Wilder. Also showing is “Pulp Fiction,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime drama with John Travolta and Samuel Jackson. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).