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September 6, 2013


Sept. 06--A new restoration of Michael Cimino's infamous 1980 Western "Heaven's Gate" comes to the Northwest Film Forum for a weeklong stay starting Friday. Donal Mosher's 2009 documentary about his deeply dysfunctional family, "October Country," will screen Saturday and Sunday (directors Mosher and Michael Palmieri will attend the Saturday screening). 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $6 for NWFF members, $7-$10 general (206-829-7863 or

Community Cinema will hold a free screening of "The Graduates/Los Graduados," a film that explores the Latino dropout crisis, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frye Art Museum. An audience Q&A will follow the film. 704 Terry Ave., Seattle (206-622-9250 or

Billy Wilder's 1954 comedy/drama "Sabrina" will play as part of Scarecrow Video's all-ages "Classic Movie Matinee" series at 1 p.m. Sunday. The 1981 cult movie "Student Bodies" screens at 8 p.m. Friday, while the 10-week series "Rebel Highway" (originally aired on Showtime) kicks off Monday with a screening of Joe Dante's "Runaway Daughters." All events are free and for ages 21 and older (except the Sunday classics). 5030 Roosevelt Way N., Seattle (206-524-8554 or

The 1954 classic "Seven Samurai" plays Monday at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. Or go "Crazy for Swayze" on Tuesday with two films starring the late actor Patrick Swayze. "Dirty Dancing" plays at 7 p.m. and "Road House" at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general admission. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

"Surf's Up!" over at the Seattle Art Museum with a two-film series that celebrates elements of wave riding. The 2004 documentary "Riding Giants" screens Thursday and "Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar" on Sept. 19. Series ticket prices are $13 for SAM, SIFF, NWFF and TheFilmSchool members, $15 general. Both films show at 7:30 p.m. in the Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 First Ave., Seattle (206-654-3121 or

"Everything is Terrible -- Live," a presentation of two movies, "Comic Relief Zero" and "Everything is Terrible does the Hip-Hop!," comes to the Central Cinema at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $13 (206-328-3230 or

Or you might head up to Everett and join Bob Hope and Bing Crosby on the "Road to Bali," their 1952 road movie. It plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $5 (425-258-6766 or

And finally, "You like Huey Lewis & the News?" That's a question posed by a pre-"Dark Knight" Christian Bale as investment banker Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho," Mary Harmon's 2000 film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel. The film plays at midnight Saturday at the Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy St., Seattle. Tickets are $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop


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