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Opens September 26

20,000 Days on Earth

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20,000 Days on Earth

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard / 2014, UK / 97min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity featuring musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. Fusing drama and reality by weaving the journey of a fictional day in Cave's life, the film is an intimate portrayal of the artistic process. The film made its World Premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded both "Best Directing" and "Best Editing" Awards in the World Cinema Documentary category. It is the debut directorial feature film by visual artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and is set to an original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

"It's gratifying to see a film as ambitious and out there as "20,000 Days on Earth" pin down a subject as elusive as Cave. Don't miss it." Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com

"Simply astounding, razor sharp, dynamic." Variety

"Gorgeous & haunting...an unclassifiable and frequently spectacular documentary." Salon

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm


October 3 – 9

Pacific Aggression

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Pacific Aggression

Shaun Scott / 2014, Seattle / 100min / Blu-ray

Meryl Applegate is diagnosed with "Internet Addiction" after revealing she stalks writer Frank Waters online. When Frank resolves to resurrect his career by writing a travelogue about the west, Meryl has an epiphany about her disorder, and the two make one last try at overcoming the boundaries that once kept them apart. The 4th feature from Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott, "Pacific Aggression" features 2010 Stranger Genius Award Winner Marya Sea Kaminski. "Pacific Aggression" was an official selection of the 2014 Seattle True Independent Film Festival.

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm & 7pm


Opens October 10

Zero Theorem

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Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam / 2014, UK-Romania-France-USA / 106min
Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)’s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.

“[A] visually splendid nightmare of totalitarian glitz… The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished.” TIME

“A perfect complete masterpiece… under no circumstances should anyone ever experience Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem in anything other than a pristine theatrical experience.” Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“Incredibly powerful…The Zero Theorem takes huge philosophical ideas and turns them into a grand sci-fi adventure.” Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap

Showtimes:
Fri & Mon: 9pm
Sat, Tues–Thur: 645pm & 9pm
Sun: 430pm, 645pm & 9pm


October 10 & 11

Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Cinema Tour

Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Cinema Tour

Mark Flagler / 72min / DVD

Celebrate America’s National Scenic Trails on the big screen. Come watch the award-winning “Appalachian Impressions” about hiking the 2,173-mile world famous Appalachian Trail that travels from Georgia to Maine. Or join us for “Walking the Great Divide” capturing the 3,100-mile iconic Continental Divide Trail that traverses from Mexico to Canada along the backbone of America.

Visit the Flagler Films web site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Showtimes:
Fri: 630pm "Appalachian Impressions"
Sat: 430pm "Walking the Great Divide"


October 11

Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow

Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow

The Buffalo Field Campaign is coming to Seattle as part of its west coast road show. Join us for this free event as they share music, stories, video, and activism inspired by the Yellowstone Buffalo. BFC coordinator and co-founder Mike Mease and musicians Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli will be in attendance for what promises to be a very special event. For more information about BFC and the Road Show go to www.buffalofieldcampaign.org.

Showtimes:
Sat: 430pm


October 13

Handmade Puppet Dreams: Vol. 1

Handmade Puppet Dreams: Vol. 1

Various / 72min / DVD

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Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam has been providing quality live puppet shows for Seattle adults since 2011 and is proud to team up with the Grand Illusion Cinema to present Handmade Puppet Dreams: Volume I, an evening of short puppet films curated by Heather Henson. Handmade Puppet Dreams is an award winning collection of live-action adult puppet films -- hilarious, heartwarming, profane and irreverent -- in styles ranging from Muppet hand and rod to stop motion, shadows, marionettes, and underwater thingamajigs.

Showtimes:
Mon: 7pm


All Monsters Attack


October 17 – 19, 21

Cat People

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Cat People

Jacques Tourneur / 1942, USA / 73min / 35mm

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. Influential noir director Jacques Tourneau infused this sexy, moody horror film with some sly commentary about the psychology and the taboos of desire.

"Cat People wasn't frightening like a slasher movie, using shocks and gore, but frightening in an eerie, mysterious way that was hard to define; the screen harbored unseen threats." Roger Ebert

Showtimes:
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October 18 – 20, 22

I Walked With a Zombie

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I Walked With a Zombie

Jacques Tourneur / 1943, USA / 73min / 35mm

A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband. Along the way she discovers a few family secrets that cause complications. The evocative direction by Jacques Tourneur in this sultry sleeper is simultaneously smarmy, eloquent and fascinating.

"It transcends the conventions of the horror genre and remains one of Lewton-Tourneur's most compelling studies in light and darkness." Chicago Reader

Showtimes:
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October 23

The Manitou

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The Manitou

William Girdler / 1978, USA-Canada / 104min / 35mm

"Evil does not die... it waits... to be reborn." A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit! With Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg and Burgess Meredith.

Showtimes:
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October 24

Sound & Chaos: The Story of BC Studios

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Sound & Chaos: The Story of BC Studios

Ryan Douglass, Sara Leavitt / 2014, USA / 71min / Blu-ray

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$15 general, $10 student/senior, $7 member

Pre-show Martin Bisi DJ set by DJ Mars Nova. Post-screening Q&A with Martin Bisi. Plus a live performance by the Martin Bisi Band!

For over 30 years, audio engineer Martin Bisi has recorded music from his studio in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood. Working with Bill Laswell and the band Material, Bisi recorded Herbie Hancock's hit Rockit in this underground space. This was the first mainstream, popular song to feature a DJ and a turntable, utilizing 'scratching'. Following that success, Bisi worked with many other influential musicians there, including Sonic Youth, Swans, Angels of Light, John Zorn, Foetus and the Dresden Dolls. However, the future of the recording studio is in question as it is squeezed in by the encroaching gentrification of the neighborhood. A new, massive Whole Foods supermarket across the street is the latest addition to this once out-of-the-way area, that Bisi fears will increase property values to the point of pushing out long-time renters and artists like himself. Featuring interviews with musicians such as Michael Gira of Swans, Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls, Bob Bert, who played on Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising, Bill Laswell of Material, JG Thirlwell aka Foetus, Grand Mixer DXT, Jim Coleman of Cop Shoot Cop and Michael Holman of Gray (with Jean-Michel Basquiat) and creator of famed 1984 hip-hop TV pilot Graffiti Rock.

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm


October 25 – 30

Let The Right One In

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Let The Right One In

Tomas Alfredson / 2008, Sweden / 115min / 35mm, Dolby SR

Tenderness and terror collide in this modern vampire classic based on a Swedish bestseller. Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night moves in next door. Coinciding with her arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders.

“A spectrally beautiful vampire film that's more than the sum of its chills and estimable technique. Director Alfredson has an elevated sense of visual beauty, but he knows how to deliver the splattery goods.” Manohla Dargis, NY Times

Showtimes:
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October 26

Italian Horror Triple Feature Pizza Party

Italian Horror Triple Feature Pizza Party

Various / 1981-1985, Italy / Color / 260min / 35mm

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$15 general, $10 student/senior, $5 member

Three gut-churning masterpieces from Italy! Expect plenty of haunted basements, flesh-ripping zombies, ooze-spewing demons, blood-lusting ghouls, nonsensical plot turns and a few decapitations. We're not sure you'll be able to stomach eating pizza during these films, but we'll have it anyway!

Showtimes:
3pm


October 31 – November 6

Young Ones

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Young Ones

Jake Paltrow / 2014, USA / 100min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

In the near future, water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West. With Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult & Elle Fanning.

Showtimes:
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November 7 – 13

Evolution of a Criminal

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Evolution of a Criminal

Darius Clark Monroe / 2014, USA / 81min / Blu-ray

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to pull a heist as a teenager in Texas. Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.

"Its images, its shape, its tone, and its implications make it a terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist." The New Yorker

Showtimes:
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November 14 & 15

Crime Wave

Crime Wave

John Paizs / 1985, Canada / 80min / 16mm

Mystery! Intrigue! Sensation! Crippling Writers Block! Not to be confused with the Sam Raimi film of the same title, this Canadian cult oddity remains one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980's. An early example of postmodern filmmaking, the story details screenwriter Stephen Penny's attempts to write a crime film in the grand cinematic tradition. The fact that this cult gem has been shown theatrically only a handful of times over the last several decades would be enough to make these screenings a rare opportunity, but the fact that we'll be screening John Paizs' personal 16MM print makes it truly unmissable!

Showtimes:
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November 19 – 25

PULP: A film about life, death & supermarkets

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PULP: A film about life, death & supermarkets

Florian Habicht / 2014, UK / 90min / Blu-ray

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PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality—& car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band's personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. PULP is a music-film like no other—by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.

Showtimes:
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Coming later in 2014

It's A Wonderful Life
Our 44th annual engagement of Frank Capra's heartwarming holiday classic. 35mm print!