Non-“Avengers” screenings and events include Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival and the Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival.
Believe it or not, if you venture out of the multiplexes this week, there is plenty of cinematic entertainment that doesn’t involve “Avengers.”
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival opens Thursday, May 7, with the West Coast premiere of “Game Face,” a documentary about mixed-martial-arts fighter Fallon Fox and basketball player Terrence Clemens. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $8-$10. The festival continues through May 10 ().
The Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival opens Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. with “Bristel Goodman,” a dating drama. For a preview of the fest, go to seattletimes.com/movies. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; Tickets are $12. The fest continues through May 9 ().
SIFF Cinemas has several film programs this week. “In Country,” a 2014 documentary about war veterans recreating the Vietnam War in Oregon, screens through Sunday, May 3, at the Film Center, Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. A singalong version of the 2013 animated hit “Frozen” plays at noon on Saturday, May 2, at the Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets for both events are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
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The SIFF Cinema Egyptian will show two Rolling Stones documentaries:“Crossfire Hurricane”at 7 p.m. and “Gimme Shelter” at 9:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6. 805 E. Pike St., Seattle (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The Green Lake Branch of the Seattle Public Library will host a free showing of “Age of Champions,” a 2011 documentary about the 2009 National Senior Games, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2. 7364 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (206-684-7547 or ).
The Seattle Public Library will have a free showing of “Kumu Hima,” a 2014 documentary about a transgender Native Hawaiian teacher, at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 3 (followed by a panel discussion), at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
The Seattle Public Library’s African-American film series continues with free showings of three films: “The Pursuit of Happyness,” a 2006 drama starring Will Smith as a struggling single father in 1980s San Francisco (teens ages 12-18 only), shows at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle (206-684-4704 or ); “Pariah,” Dee Rees’ 2011 coming-of-age tale that focuses on a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle (206-684-4715 or spl.org); and “Cooley High,” Michael Schultz’s 1975 Chicago-set comedy/drama, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library will host a free showing of “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” Robert Altman’s 1971 Western about two hustlers (Warren Beatty, Julie Christie) involved in the birth pangs of a small Northwestern town, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 4. 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (206-684-4063 or ).
Fathom Events brings two very different events to cinemas this week. First up is the Royal Ballet’s staging of “La Fille mal gardée,” based on a 1828 ballet of the same name, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at several theaters. RiffTrax (featuring mockers Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) will take on Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room,” a 2003 love-triangle drama that’s been called “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday at several theaters. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Pride,” Matthew Warchus’ 2014 fictionalized account of an alliance between gay activists and striking miners in 1980s England and Wales, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And the Central Cinema this week is showing “My Neighbor Totoro,” Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 cartoon about two city children who move to the country. Also screening is “Serenity,” Joss Whedon’s 2005 feature film based on his short-lived TV series “Firefly.” Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).