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The Seattle Times At a Theater Near You column

November 8, 2013

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Nov. 08--SIFF Cinema at the Uptown offers up a collection of "Men Behaving Badly" this weekend featuring newly restored prints of four films from the 1970s. Jack Nicholson leads the way (are you going to tell him to step back?) as a drifter in Bob Rafelson's "Five Easy Pieces" at 4:15 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Nicholson plays a sailor taking a young recruit to prison in "The Last Detail" at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms and Cloris Leachman (who won an Oscar) star in Peter Bogdonavich's study of a small town, "The Last Picture Show," which screens at 4:15 p.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Monday. Charles Bronson plays a Depression-era street fighter in "Hard Times," showing at 9:15 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general admission (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

Billed as a "festival for film lovers with short attention spans," the Seattle Shorts Film Fest comes to SIFF Cinema at the Film Center on Saturday. It features short films from Finland, Austria, Ireland and the United States. The Film Center is located in the Northwest Rooms on the Seattle Center campus. For further information and tickets, go to www.seattleshorts.org.

The UCLA Festival of Preservation, featuring silent films and Golden Age classics, comes to the Northwest Film Forum Friday through Wednesday. Double-feature passes are available for almost every night of the festival; $9 for NWFF members, $14-$20 general admission. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).

Filmed in Portland, the documentary "American Winter," about budget cuts to social services, will have a free screening at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle. A moderated discussion will follow the screening (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

The Second Saturday Film Series returns to Issaquah City Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday with 1938's "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," starring Shirley Temple (and featuring the songs "Animal Crackers in My Soup" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop"). 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah; free (425-837-3000 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us).

Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna and George Gagnidze star in "The Met: Live in HD" series screening of Puccini's "Tosca." It plays at several area movie theaters on Saturday and Wednesday. For locations and more information, call 800-295-8587 or go to www.fathomevents.com.

"Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story," winner of the "best short documentary" at the Port Townsend Film Festival and the "Audience Choice Award" at the Gig Harbor Film Festival, will screen in celebration of Veterans Day at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nisei Veterans Committee Hall, 1212 S. King St., Seattle. The 100-year-old Matsumoto will be in attendance. For more information, go to www.honordoc.com.

And finally, perhaps to prepare us for the upcoming holiday onslaught, the Harvard Exit's "Cine Insomnia" series shows Chris Columbus' slick 1990 hit comedy "Home Alone", about an 8-year-old (Macaulay Culkin) protecting his Chicago home from burglars. It plays at midnight Saturday. 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheatres.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop

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