Spring Arts: Film

Our picks for the city's can't-miss film events
Posted February 08, 2011
Northwest Film Forum

American Heart: The Films of Jeff Bridges
If Jeff Bridges’ recent star turn in True Grit has you longing for more, you’re in luck. The Seattle Art Museum is screening seven of the actor’s greatest hits in chronological order, including The Last Picture Show and The Big Lebowski. Dude! 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Plestcheeff Auditorium at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3121; seattleartmuseum.org

The Works of Danny Boyle
From Trainspotting to Slumdog Millionaire, award-winning British director Danny Boyle has a seemingly endless range—with successes in the horror, fantasy, romantic, noir and comedy genres. SIFF Cinema is screening six of Boyle’s films, including his first, the superb thriller Shallow Grave. Times and prices vary. SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.; 206.448.2186; siff.net

Premiere of Bummer Summer
Fans of low-budget flicks and love triangles mustn’t miss the theatrical premiere of Bummer Summer, by local filmmaker Zach Weintraub. Winner of last year’s Local Sightings Film Festival, this funny, compelling film offers an inventive take on an ages-old story. Times and prices vary. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.329.2629; nwfilmforum.org


The much-delayed, long-anticipated SIFF Film Center will become a reality this year—sources now have their fingers crossed for an opening in the fall of 2011. Taking over the area formerly known as the Alki Room at Seattle Center, the new SIFF space will house offices, a 100-seat theater, a film library and archive, and local movie incubator The Film School. Lights, camera, action! siff.net

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