Art-house screenings and other events during the week of April 10 include “The Homestretch,” a documentary about homeless teens; the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival; and more.
The Frye Art Museum and Community Cinema Seattle present “The Homestretch,” a documentary about homeless teens, at noon Saturday, April 11. The screening will be followed by a community discussion. 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-9250 or fryemuseum.org).
Cinerama’s “Classic Saturdays” series continues at 10:30 a.m. April 11 with a showing of “Ben-Hur,” William Wyler’s Oscar-sweeping 1959 Biblical epic that features one heck of a chariot race. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or cinerama.com).
opens Saturday, April 11, with the documentary “August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand.” For a preview of the fest, go to seattletimes.com/movies. 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; prices vary (206-684-4757 or langstoninstitute.org).
The Second Saturday Film Festival returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, with a showing of “Mirage,” a 1965 thriller starring Gregory Peck, Walter Matthau and Diane Baker. Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-837-3000 or ).
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The new sci-fi drama “The Reconstruction of William Zero,” starring Amy Seimetz, Melissa McBride, AJ Bowen and Conal Byrne, comes to the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard beginning Friday, April 10. Showtimes vary. 822 Bay St., Port Orchard (360-519-4333 or dragonflycinema.com).
“ByDesign,” an architecture and design film festival, returns Friday-Tuesday, April 10-14, to the Northwest Film Forum. This year’s entries include films about tiny houses, the history of typography and German architecture. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Series tickets are $30 for NWFF, ARCADE and Frye Art Museum members, $60 general (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org).
The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library will host a free showing of the 1962 Western “Ride the High Country,” with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea, at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13. 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063 or ).
“Scared to Death,” a 1947 mystery/thriller starring Bela Lugosi, will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Scarecrow Video. 5030 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-8554 or ).
Fathom Events presents “Vincent Van Gogh — A New Way of Seeing,” a tour of art works at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Vessel,” a 2014 documentary about a young doctor, Rebecca Gomperts, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And at Central Cinema this week, you can see “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Elia Kazan’s 1951 film of the Tennessee Williams stage classic with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, and “Memento,” Christopher Nolan’s 2000 mindbender starring Guy Pearce. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).