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Seattle Screens: Andrzej Zulawski’s ‘Cosmos,’ Louis Malle’s ‘Gallows,’ and the fall Film Noir schedule


Passes are now available for the 39th edition of the longest-running film noir series in the world. This year’s edition begins on Thursday, September 29 with Nightmare Alley (1947) and ends on December 8 with the modern noir Nightcrawler (2014), and seven of the nine feature will be screened on 35mm prints. Screenings are on Thursday evenings at Plestcheeff Auditorium at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. More information here.

Cosmos, the final film from Polish-born filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski, opens at NWFF for a five-day run beginning on Wednesday, September 7.

A Rialto Pictures revival of Louis Malle’s 1958 Elevator to the Gallows, a thriller starring Jeanne Moreau and featuring a score by Miles Davis, opens for a week-long run at Sundance Cinemas.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer, a German drama about the district attorney who fought the state to bring criminal charged again Adolph Eichmann in the late 1950s, topped the German film awards with nine nominations. It opens at Seven Gables.

Miss Sharon Jones!, a profile of the R&B star from Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, opens for a week at NWFF and the documentary Los Sures plays over the weekend.

The Trans List and Mariela Castro’s March, two new documentaries about LGBTQ identity from HBO Documentary Films, play for free on Wednesday, September 7 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. RSVP required.

The 3-D concert music film Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: One More Time, about the recording of the band’s 16th studio album, plays for two shows only on Thursday, September 8 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

It’s not too late to make your plans for next week: Framing Pictures will convene in the screening room of Scarecrow Video on Friday, September 9. Check the official Facebook page for details and updates.

Visit the film review pages at The Seattle TimesSeattle Weekly, and The Stranger for more releases.

View complete screening schedules through IMDbMSNYahoo, or Fandango, pick the interface of your choice.

'Sweet Smell of Success' plays as part of the Fall film noir series
‘Sweet Smell of Success’ plays as part of the Fall film noir series