Weekend Film Agenda April 23

As Patricia mentioned earlier in the week, SIFF Cinema is paying tribute to indie cinema hero Alan Rudolph with screenings of his films all weekend long. Friday’s double feature includes Remember My Name, a neo-noir starring Geraldine Chaplin, fresh out of prison and bent on causing problems for her ex-husband Anthony Perkins, and Choose Me, a moody suspense drama with Lesley Ann Warren, Geneviève Bujold, and Keith Carradine. Carradine returns in Trouble in Mind, Rudolph’s fantasy thriller set in an alterna-future Seattle and also starring Kris Kristofferson and Lori Singer. Trouble in Mind screens Saturday night with The Moderns with another leading turn by Carradine, this time as an ex-patriate American in Lost Generation Paris who gets ensnared in a forgery plot by Geraldine Chaplin. Sunday’s double feature begins with Julie Christie as a B-movie actor obsessed with her past in Afterglow and ends with Rudolph’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Breakfast of Champions. Rudolph will be on hand for the Friday screening of Remember My Name for an audience Q&A.

NW Film Forum hosts Elia Kazan’s Wild River in honor of Earth Day and the film’s 50th anniversary. Montgomery Clift plays a Tennessee Valley Authority official in a struggle with the residents of a small town scheduled for flooding with the building of a dam on the Tennessee River and a love affair with the granddaughter of an elderly woman being evicted from her home.

Saturday and Sunday at NWFF discover a forgotten film genius in The Bug Trainer, a documentary about European pioneer of puppet animation Ladislas Starewitch.

The Grand Illlusion continues its tribute to the Swinging Sixties with The Knack…and How to Get It, director Richard Lester’s film about an awkward young man trying to learn how to be a hit with the chicks from his womanizing best friend. Features the film debuts of Jacqueline Bissette, Charlotte Rampling, and Jane Birkin.

Late night at the Grand Illusion: Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs in which mad scientist Vincent Price creates an army of sexy female robots programmed to explode on contact.

Central Cinema screens the inimitable Some Like It Hot, the classic comedy starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe at their humorous (and in Monroe’s case, sexy) best.

Midnight at the Egyptian: Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce’s spoof of summer camp movies, Wet Hot American Summer.

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