Art-house options this week include “The Sacrifice” at NWFF; “Young@Heart” at the Green Lake library; “Good Hair” and “Shaft,” as part of an African-American film series; and “The Graduate” at the Evergreen library in Everett.
The Seattle International Film Festival may be unspooling at full force this week, but there are still plenty of other movie options.
The Northwest Film Forum will show Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film, “The Sacrifice,” a 1986 tale of an ex-actor (Erland Josephson) who makes a bargain with God that he hopes will prevent a nuclear cataclysm, on Friday, May 22, through Thursday, May 28. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $8 and $11 general. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library closes out “Older Americans Month” with a free showing of “Young@Heart,” Stephen Walker’s 2007 documentary about a senior citizens’ rock-music choir, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 7364 Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-7547 or spl.org).
The Seattle Public Library’s African-American film series continues with free showings of “Good Hair,” a 2009 documentary (hosted by Chris Rock) that pokes good-natured fun at the excesses of what many black women do with their hair, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle (206-684-4086 or spl.org); and “Shaft” (1971), the first of a black-exploitation series about a sexy private eye (Richard Roundtree), at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
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The Evergreen Cinema Society’s “Funny Film Fest” continues with “The Graduate,” Mike Nichols’ 1967 generation-gap satire starring Dustin Hoffman as an aimless college graduate who has an affair with his parents’ married friend (Anne Bancroft), then falls in love with her daughter (Katharine Ross). It shows at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett (425-257-8270 or epls.org).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Kent State: The Day the War Came Home,” Chris Triffo’s 2000 documentary about the events at Kent State University in May 1970, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And the Central Cinema this week is showing “Singles,” Cameron Crowe’s 1992 romantic comedy about the Seattle singles scene. Also screening is “Big Trouble in Little China,” John Carpenter’s 1986 mishmash starring Kurt Russell, about Chinese sorcery and black magic. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).