Three film series begin during the week of March 20: Cinerama’s “Classic Saturdays” series (starting with “Casablanca”); “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien” at the Northwest Film Forum and Grand Illusion; and “Noir de France/Classic French Film Noir” at SAM.
Cinerama opens its new series, “Classic Saturdays,” at 10:30 a.m. March 21 with a showing of “Casablanca,” the 1942 drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Steven Spielberg’s 1981 original Indiana Jones adventure “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26. 2100 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-448-6680 or cinerama.com).
The Northwest Film Forum and Grand Illusion co-host “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien,” a weeklong series of films by the Taiwanese filmmaker. The series opens Saturday, March 21, with “Dust in the Wind,” Hsiao-Hsien’s 1986 film about teenage lovers who move to Taipei. Note: Each film will show at both the NWFF and Grand Illusion. Showtimes and ticket prices vary: NWFF, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or nwfilmforum.org); Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or grandillusioncinema.org).
The Seattle Art Museum’s new film series, “Noir de France/Classic French Film Noir,” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, with “Golden Marie,” Jacques Becker’s 1952 crime drama starring Simone Signoret and Serge Reggiani. The series closes on May 21 with Francois Truffaut’s 1983 film “Confidentially Yours,” with Fanny Ardant and Jean-Louis Trintignant. 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Series tickets are $63 for SAM, SIFF, NWFF, Seattle Film Institute and TheFilmSchool members, $68 general (206-654-3210 or ).
The Northgate Branch of the Seattle Public Library will show the wrestling drama “Foxcatcher,” Bennett Miller’s 2014 three-man character study starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 22. 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-386-1980 or spl.org).
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The Evergreen Cinema Society continues its monthly series of film comedies with “The Philadelphia Story,” George Cukor’s 1940 film with Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. 1:30 p.m. (includes discussion) and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett (425-257-8270 or epls.org).
Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 drama “The Passenger,” starring Jack Nicholson as a television reporter in Africa, will show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $10 for SAM and NWFF members, $8 and $12 general (206-654-3210 or seattleartmuseum.org).
Fathom Events brings Alfred Hitchcock ‘s 1954 thriller “Rear Window,” starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, to Seattle-area screens on Sunday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 25. John Hughes’ 1985 teen classic “The Breakfast Club” shows at several theaters on Thursday, March 26, and March 31. For locations and more information, go to fathomevents.com.
“It’s just a jump to the left …” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is back as the midnight movie at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Midnight Saturday, March 21, 805 E. Pike St., Seattle. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or siff.net).
The “Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies” series shows “Uranium Drive-In,” a documentary about nuclear energy, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (meaningfulmovies.org).
And at Central Cinema this week you can catch “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” Howard Hawks’ 1953 musical with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, and “Spaceballs,” Mel Brooks’ 1987 sendup of “Star Wars.” Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).