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June 15-21

Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

Haifaa Al-Mansour / 2018, Ireland-Luxembourg-UK
121min / digital

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

""Mary Shelley" is a rarity: a literary biopic with an argument. Which is by no means to say that the film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour ("Wadjda") forgoes the expected pleasures of the genre. You get candlelight and quill pens, Regency gowns and celebrity shout-outs (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in the house!), and of course the usual feverish attempts to convey both the passion and the discipline of the writing process. Also good-looking young actors declaiming poetry and prose in crisply accented, grammatically flawless English". New York Times

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Fri: 645pm
Sat: 430pm & 645pm
Sun: 430pm, 645pm & 9pm
Mon & Wed: 645pm & 9pm
Tues: 9pm
Thurs: 645pm


June 15, 16 & 19

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles / 1971, USA
97min / digital

Seattle premiere of new 4K restoration! Included in MoMA's permanent collection, Sweet Sweetback is one of the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker -- and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films. Director/writer/producer/editor/composer Melvin Van Peebles stars as an orphan raised in a brothel and groomed to be a sex show performer. Set up by his boss and two corrupt cops for a murder he didn't commit, Sweetback is thrust into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry where no one can be trusted, and the possibility of death lurks in every corner. Featuring a rousing score from a nascent Earth, Wind, & Fire, as well as surrealist visuals from stalwart genre cinematographer Robert Maxwell (THE CANDY SNATCHERS), Van Peebles creates an unforgettable study of perseverance in the face of racism. Film courtesy of Xenon Pictures, Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.

“Van Peebles' celluloid classic shook up the world of cinema much as a brash young pugilist originally known as Cassius Clay had done in the boxing ring some years earlier. The film merged European modernism and the avant-garde with the urgent demands of black power, creating a cinematic document echoing sentiments articulated in the urban streets of 1970s America.” -- Todd Boyd, The Root

"There are important movies, but there are only a few that one can say actually changed the game." Indiewire

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Fri & Sat: 9pm
Tues: 7pm


June 21

Bijou

Bijou

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
Wakefield Poole / 1972, USA
70min / digital

Celebrate PRIDE Weekend with SECS! Acclaimed director Wakefield Poole (Boys in the Sand) set a new standard for explicit gay cinema with his second feature BIJOU in 1972. Surreal and trippy, the film follows a construction worker (Bill Harrison) who witnesses a car accident and pockets the female victim’s purse in which he discovers her invitation to a club named Bijou. There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fantasies becomes reality. A fever dream blending the erotic and the divine in equal parts, BIJOU is a psychosexual puzzle that rewards multiple viewings. *No one under 18 admitted*

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Thurs: 9pm


June 22-28

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

Christian Papierniak / 2018, USA
86min / digital

Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy (Mackenzie Davis) wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend at a bougie party tonight across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny … before it’s too late.

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June 22 & 23

Best F(r)iends

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Best F(r)iends

Justin MacGregor / 2018, USA
120min / digital

“Best F(r)iends,” starring cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero ("The Room"), is written by Sestero, the New York Times best-selling author of “The Disaster Artist,” that was adapted into an Oscar® nominated Hollywood film. The new Wiseau-Sestero dark comedy thriller is inspired by a road trip made by Sestero and Wiseau after the production of “The Room” in April 2003. When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the Southwest introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty. “Best F(r)iends” also costars Paul Scheer (“the League,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Veep”) Vince Jolivette (Spring Breakers) and features a musical score created by Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons.

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June 24-26

The Worker's Cup

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The Workers Cup

Adam Sobel / 2018, UK
88min / digital

THE WORKERS CUP, the opening-night film at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, offers a never-seen-before level of access inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football -- a dark fantasy. By day they sweat in perilous conditions to build the venues for World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” soccer tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players. We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana, and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for soccer and their desires to earn better lives. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness, danger and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.

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Sun: 5pm
Mon & Tues: 7pm
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June 29 & 30, July 1-3 & 5

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Cold Water

Olivier Assayas / 1994, France
92min / digital

New restoration! An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, the deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water at long last makes its way to U.S. theaters. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose open rebellion against family and society threatens to tear them apart, as Christine is sent to an institution by her parents and Gilles faces an uncertain future after running into trouble at school. With a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period, and provides the backdrop for one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film, Cold Water is a heartbreaking immersion into the emotional tumult of adolescence. In French with English subtitles.

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June 30, July 1-3 & 5

The Misandrists

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The Misandrists

Bruce LaBruce / 2018, Germany
91min / digital

When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards.

"With “The Misandrists,” Mr. LaBruce announces, here is queer cinema: confrontational, pansexual, gender-fluid, racially inclusive, angry and surprisingly romantic." New York Times

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July 6-12

Gabriel & The Mountain

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Gabriel & The Mountain

Fellipe Barbosa / 2018, Brazil-France
131min / digital

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, immersed at the heart of various countries, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his final destination.

“A moving look at the transformative nature of travel, both on those hopping around the world in search of a new perspective and those they encounter along the way.” Sarah Ward, Screen International

"CRITICS' PICK! A work of art that is full of life. " The New York Times

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July 7-9, 11

Strangers on Earth

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Strangers on Earth

Tristan Cook / 2017, Spain-USA
97min / digital

Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, 'Strangers on the Earth' examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

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July 6,7 & 10

Godmonster of Indian Flats

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Godmonster of Indian Flats

Fredric Hobbs / 1973, USA
89min / digital

New 4K restoration! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo! From the singular mind of infamous artist Fredric C. Hobbs (Alabama's Ghost, Roseland), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners. In the words of Basket Case filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, “Get the straight jackets ready!” From the surreal “wild west” locations to the outrageous monster effects and the infamous scene where the Godmonster crashes a childrens' picnic, this is easily the most inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. Film courtesy of Something Weird Video & American Genre Film Archive.

"Simultaneously grotesque, pitiable and hilarious" Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA

"Loaded with symbolism, counterculture ideology and some of the oddest ducks this side of an irradiated game preserve." PopMatters

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July 12

Ask the Sexpert

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Ask the Sexpert

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
Vaishali Sinha / 2017, India-USA
83min / digital

The 93-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa rose to fame for his straight talking and humorous advice in a daily sex column for the Mumbai Mirror founded in 2005. Over the course of several decades, Dr. Mahinder Watsa has promoted the importance of sexual pleasure, consent and information as a route to gender equality and health. A retired obstetrician and gynecologist, he spearheaded the first ever sexuality education program in India in 1976 during his time at the Family Planning Association of India. To date Dr. Watsa estimates he has answered more than 40,000 questions, the vast majority seeking basic information. The film also follows his critic, a censorship rights rights activist and a political science professor who files a court case against Dr. Watsa and the newspaper for obscenity. ASK THE SEXPERT provides a first ever look at the man behind the public persona and cult phenomenon of Dr. Mahinder Watsa – a feminist man in a deeply patriarchal society and a modern India that wants to talk about sex.

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July 13-19

Bullitt

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Bullitt

Peter Yates / 1968, USA
114min / 35mm

50th Anniverary! His new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying and cool, no-nonsense Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters and the kingpin pulling their strings are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: San Francisco locations, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up and brace for unbeatable action.

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July 13-19

Thomas Crown Affair

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Thomas Crown Affair

Norman Jewison / 1968, USA
102min / 35mm

50th Anniverary! Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen), a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers Crown. She begins a tight watch on his every move and begins seeing him socially.

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July 14-19

En El Septimo Dia

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En El Septimo Dia

Jim McKay / 2018, USA
92min / digital

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day), a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE), follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. If he doesn't work, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed. Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges and small triumphs of its characters. In Spanish & English with Spanish & English subtitles.

"Confident and captivating... the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes." Variety

"A feel-good crowdpleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit." IndieWire

"CRITICS' PICK! Movie magic... The nonprofessional cast members are as compelling as any pros." The New York Times

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July 20-26

The Shining

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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick / 1980, UK-USA
146min / 35mm

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long, isolated nights. During their stay, strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called 'the shining' and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him, Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.

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July 20-26

Barry Lyndon

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Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick / 1975, UK-USA
185min / 35mm

Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O’Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years’ War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematographic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece—a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart.

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July 20-August 9 TWO WEEKS!

Filmworker

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Filmworker

Tony Zierra / 2018, USA
93min / digital

Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon. That first encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive — he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job available: casting director, acting coach, location scouter, sound engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of Kubrick’s films. Tony Zierra’s affecting documentary profiles the devoted “filmworker” — Vitali’s preferred job title — as he enthusiastically recounts his days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and obsessive director. The experiences brought both tremendous sacrifice and glowing pride. Filmworker celebrates the invisible hands that shape masterpieces, reminding us that behind every great director, there is a Leon Vitali. – Telluride Film Festival

“Movie love at its purest. A celebration of its anonymous inhabitants’ role in bringing our collective dreams to life.” The Washington Post

“Five stars! Tender. A revealing and stirring celebration of one of cinema’s unacknowledged heroes.” The Guardian

“An arresting cinemaniac documentary. Pure candy for Kubrick buffs.” Variety

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July 27-August 2

To Live And Die In L.A.

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To Live And Die In L.A.

William Friedkin / 1985, USA
116min / 35mm

William Petersen (Manhunter) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this "riveting" (The New York Times) action-thriller from the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection. This raw tale of corruption and revenge features one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he's through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will chance's obsession with vengeance ultimately destroy him?

"Searing Action, Nonstop Powerful… A Superbly Realized Film." The Hollywood Reporter

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July 27-August 2

Ronin

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Ronin

John Frankenheimer / 1998, UK-France-USA
122min / 35mm

The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as "Ronin," are assembled in France by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive asother underworld organizations vie for the same prize...and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they've never done before...trust each other.

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August 3-9

Outland

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Outland

Peter Hyams / 1981, UK
112min / 35mm

For Marshal O'Neil (Sean Connery), the Jupiter moon Io is just another dingy mining town on the final frontier. When his wife leaves him and takes their son with them, it merely confirms that though he's traveled millions of miles, his life is going nowhere. Then he notices that miners are dying in strangely psychotic ways -- walking in space without spacesuits, carving up prostitutes. With the help of Dr. Lazarus (Frances Sternhagen), his investigation reveals that the miners are ingesting a lethal drug that speeds their work efforts. He learns that the company that runs the town is behind the drug. He confronts the town boss Sheppard Peter Boyle and soon has two hit men heading toward Io with a plan to kill him. As the seconds tick down to the next space shuttle's arrival, O'Neil plots to meet them and faces the biggest challenge of his life. Rovi

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August 3-9

Demolition Man

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Demolition Man

Marco Brambilla / 1993, USA
115min / 35mm

25th anniversary! Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes go at it amid a dazzling cyber-future in this explosive hit. In 2032 archcriminal Simon Phoenix (Snipes) awakens from a 35-year deep freeze in CryoPrision to find a serene, non-violent Los Angeles ready for the taking. Unable to deal with Phoenix’s brutal 1990s style, officials seek an old-fashioned cop to fight old-fashioned crime. They revive Sgt. John Spartan (Stallone), unjustly serving a CryoPrison sentence because of his last encounter with Phoenix.

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Coming later

Nico, 1988; One Sings, The Other Doesn't; Support the Girls; Terminator 2 on 35mm; The Long Kiss Goodnight on 35mm; SECS Fest; Let the Corpses Tan; Outrage Coda; It's A Wonderful Life.