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Cinema happenings for the week of June 1

Happy June, everyone! Here's some of what's going on in theaters around town:

The Seattle International Film Festival continues with many great documentaries and features playing all around town. Visit the SIFF website for the full list, or pick up a schedule from our front counter. We're especially looking forward to V/H/S with diector Ti West in attendance at Midnight on Friday at the Egyptian and the Evening with Sissy Spacek on Thursday featuring Q & A with Ms. Spacek and a screening of Terrence Malick's Badlands.


Northwest Film Forum

Friday, June 1--Thursday, June 7

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance--The captivating story of how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by combining modern dance with traditional techniques. The documentary features rare archival footage and photographs along with interviews of past and present dancers.


Saturday, June 2--Thursday, June 7

The City Dark-Director Ian Cheney explores "spiritual and biological consequences of a lack of night" in a well-lit 24-hour world.


Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3

Hugo the Hippo--A rare 35mm print of the psychedelic animated cult classic from 1975 about a hippo and his human friend. It features the voices of Burl Ives and Paul Lynde along with songs by Donnie and Marie Osmond.


Sunday, June 3

10,000,000 Views on YouTube and I Still Can't Get a F%^*!$g Cab--"In 2007 Len uploaded his frst video to YouTube, $250,000 in My Pocket and I Still Can’t Get a F%^*!$g Cab. 5 years and almost 400 videos later, his channel has surpassed 10,000,000 views, including having the #1 most-watched video in the world for a day. Join the fi¬Ālmmaker on a visual odyssey as he shares short vignettes from his travels on planet Earth and tells the stories behind them: getting detained by foreign military police, filming animal birth and slaughter, portraits of naked holy men, pimps and their harems."



Central Cinema

Friday, June 1--Tuesday, June 5

National Lampoon's Vacation--Start off your summer with one of the best comedies of the modern age. Tuesday's screening will be presented in glorious Hecklevision with your humorous texts appearing magically on screen for all to enjoy.


Friday, June 1--Wednesday, June 6

I Know What You Did Last Summer--Beware of the man with the hook! Tuesday's screening will also be shown in Hecklevision.


Wednesday, June 6

Jason and The Argonauts--Beware the seven-headed hydra! High Adventure presents this 1963 classic with stop-motion goodness by Ray Harryhausen.


Thursday, June 7

Cartoon Happy Hour--A family-friendly happy hour with classic cartoons from 5:30-7pm.

Dangerous Liasions--Whoa! KEANU REEVES is in this movie!?!


Grand Illusion Cinema

Friday, June 1--Thursday, June 7

The Samaritan--"After twenty-five years in prison, Foley (Samuel L. Jackson) is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Ruth Negga), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Luke Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in."

Ultrasonic--"Ultrasonic tells the tale of Simon York, an aspiring musician with a beautiful wife and baby on the way. Ruth, Simon's wife, is supportive of Simon's dream, but their recent financial problems prove to be a strain on them. Simon begins to hear things that Ruth believes is just a result of his stress. Ruth's brother Jonas, an eccentric young conspiracy theorist, is the only person that seems to take Simon seriously. Simon's ailment leads the two of them into an obsession that spirals out of control and leaves everyone wondering, is it real?" Director Rohit Rao will be in attendance for the Saturday screening.


Late Nights are still on Spring Break but will return soon.


And on Monday, June 4, the good folks at King's Hardware in Ballard are showing a Bill Murray double feature of Stripes and Caddyshack.

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