variety of films and filmmakers are featured over at Northwest Film Forum this week. First up: "30 Years of Vanessa Renwick: An Oregon Department of Kickass Retrospective," with filmmaker Renwick in attendance at 8 p.m. Friday. Other screenings include "Let Your Light Shine: Experimental Animations," a collection of 16mm films, at 8 p.m. Saturday, with director Jodie Mack; "Ghosts of Piramida," a music documentary featuring the Danish band Efterklang, at 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday; "Within Reach," a documentary about a couple's "pedal-powered journey across the United States," at 7 p.m. Monday, with Mandy Creighton in attendance; "Remix," a collection of films curated by Joe Milutis, at 8 p.m. Tuesday; "The Sprocket Society's Fifth Anniversalodeon," a double-bill of "cinema treasures from the secret vaults of the Sprocket Society," at 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday; and a preview of the drama "R/Evolve," at 7 p.m. Thursday. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; $7-$10; $6 for members (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
The "Friday Night at Meaningful Movies" series continues with a free screening of "American: The Bill Hicks Story," a documentary profile of the comedian. 7 p.m. Friday at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (www.meaningfulmovies.org).
"Suddenly," the 1954 crime drama starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden, is the current entry in the "Film Noir" series at the Everett Theatre. The film screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; $5 (425-258-6766 or www.historiceveretttheatre.org).
The Summer Arts Festival will hold a film and video event from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Inscape Arts, 815 Seattle Blvd. S., Seattle (www.facebook.com/inscapearts).
And the Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" will be screened live from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, to several theaters on Thursday (at some locations in 3D). For showtimes and locations, go to www.fathomevents.com.
Doug Knoop: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dougknoop
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