At a Theater Near You
Sinners and saints at Polish Film Festival
Seattle Times movie critic
The second weekend of the 14th annual Seattle Polish Film Festival, today through Sunday, includes the drama "The Collector," a prizewinner at last year's Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland. Director Feliks Falk will be present for the Seattle screening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Also featured this weekend is a collection of short films shown in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the solidarity movement in Poland. The closing-night film Sunday is "Karol: The Man Who Became Pope," a documentary about the life of the late Pope John Paul II.
All films screen at the Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle. Tickets are $8 per screening, $10 for screenings with featured guests, and can be purchased at the door. For a full schedule and more information, see www.polishfilms.org.
The Grand Illusion concludes its three-week Louis Malle series with the rarely screened 1975 experimental film "Black Moon," about a teenage girl who accidentally tumbles into a civil war. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; see www.grandillusioncinema.org or call 206-523-3935.
The Big Picture, which last week showed the Catherine Deneuve classic "Belle de Jour," continues in the classics vein with "The Passenger," the 1975 Michelangelo Antonioni drama with Jack Nicholson as a reporter who tries on a new identity while visiting a North African country. The film shows nightly through Thursday (note that there are no shows Saturday). 2505 First Ave., Seattle; 206-256-0572 or www.thebigpicture.net.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema continues its "Tough Love" series, examining gay themes in classic Westerns. Thursday night brings Howard Hawks' 1948 "Red River," with John Wayne and a young Montgomery Clift as a cattle baron and his adopted son. 7 p.m. at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $9 ($7 for Three Dollar Bill members) at the door. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call 206-323-4274 or go to www.seattlequeerfilm.com.
Finally, indulge your inner child and stay up until midnight tonight or Saturday to see Rob Reiner's all-ages classic "The Princess Bride." Repeat after me: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Egyptian, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755.
Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or email@example.com
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