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June 7, 2013


June 07--The "Silent Movie Mondays" series returns to the Paramount Theatre, this time with international flavor. The series kicks off on Monday with Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 French version of "The Passion of Joan of Arc" and continues with the 1933 Japanese drama "Apart from You," directed by Mikio Naruse, on June 17. It concludes June 24 with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Indian film that includes the 1929 film "A Throw of Dice," which features more than 10,000 extras, 1,000 horses and 50 elephants. All films screen at 7 p.m. and will be accompanied by Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Tickets are $5-$10 for general seating. 911 Pine St., Seattle (877-784-4849 or

The 1988 nature documentary "Beavers" will screen outdoors at 7 p.m. Friday at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. Admission is free, but you must call ahead to reserve a seat (425-316-8592 or

Over at Northwest Film Forum, you can catch the documentary "Music Craft: Esperanza Spalding" at 7 p.m. Friday; or spend an evening with screenwriter Fred Rice and director Sameh Zaobi, followed by a screening of their film "Man Without a Cell Phone" at 8 p.m. Sunday. Underground filmmaker Antero Alli will be in attendance for screenings of two of his films: "The Invisible Forest" at 8 p.m. Wednesday and "Dreambody/Earthbody" at 8 p.m. Thursday. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; $7-$10; $6 for members (206-829-7863 or

The "Friday Night at Meaningful Movies" series continues with a free screening of "The Revolutionary," a film about GI Chinese-language expert Sidney Rittenberg. A discussion with Rittenberg begins at 6:30 p.m. Also, filmmakers Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers will be in attendance. 7 p.m. Friday at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (

The "Second Saturday Film Series" continues with a free screening of the 1943 family drama "Lassie Come Home," starring Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor and a certain canine. It plays at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah (425-837-3024 or

And "Spirit of the Marathon II," a documentary about seven individuals participating in the 2012 Rome marathon, will screen at area theaters on Wednesday. For showtimes and locations, go to

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop


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