The Devil, Probably, the penultimate film by Robert Bresson (and of his most rarely screened), is at Northwest Film Forum for a full week in a new 35mm print. The final film in their “Celluloid Dream” series is in fact the rarest and the most difficult of the offerings. The then-seventy-year-old director cast his lens on modern French youth, capturing their cynicism with a hard compassion. There’s nothing on Seattle screens like it this week.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, the entire 15-hour epic documentary by Mark Cousins, plays over the weekend spread across three days at SIFF Film Center: five programs of three chapters each beginning Friday, August 17 at 7pm and ending Sunday night. If that’s too daunting a commitment, it will be back in the form of weekly screenings, with three chapters (three hours) a night over the course of five Thursday evenings, beginning September 13. You can by tickets individually or passes. Complete schedule and ticket information here.