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Check out 'Czech That' film fest, outdoor movies, classics

July 10, 2014

By Doug Knoop, The Seattle Times



July 10--The summer outdoor-movie season picks up in earnest this weekend with screens popping up all over the region at area parks. Included in the 2014 schedule is Wes Anderson's 2001 comedy "The Royal Tenenbaums," starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston and Ben Stiller. It opens the Fremont Outdoor Cinema series.

The "Czech That Film Festival" comes to SIFF Cinema at the Film Center this weekend, opening with Jiri Menzel's "Don Juans," about a small-town opera company, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11. Han Hrebejk's historical drama "Collete" shows at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, and the festival closes with a preview of Agnieszka Holland's new thriller, "The Burning Bush," at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $9-$12 general. Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

A filmed version of Douglas Carter Beane's stage play "The Nance," set in the world of 1930s burlesque and starring Nathan Lane, comes to the Harvard Exit on Wednesday, July 16. 807 E. Roy St., Seattle. Tickets are $20 (206-323-0587 or ).

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of the 2012 drama "About 111 Girls," a satirical road movie about a government bureaucrat, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The film is shown in Farsi/Persian and Kurdish, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

The "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies" series presents Jon Bowermaster's 2012 documentary "Dear Governor Cuomo," which looks at a group that gathered in Albany, N.Y., calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle; free, donations accepted (meaningfulmovies.org).

And finally, at Central Cinema, there's William Wyler's 1953 romantic comedy "Roman Holiday," starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, and Quentin Tarantino's 1994 all-star crime drama "Pulp Fiction."Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).

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

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