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At A Theater Near You: Preservation fest continues with silent films

By Moira Macdonald
Seattle Times movie critic

The UCLA Festival of Preservation continues at Northwest Film Forum this week with screenings of four rarities: all silent films, presented in restored 35mm prints and shown with live accompaniment. Rex Ingram's 1916 film "The Chalice of Sorrow," with accompaniment by Lori Goldston and Jessica Kenney, screens at 7 p.m. Friday; "Eve's Leaves," a 1926 comedy produced by Cecil B. DeMille, screens at 7 p.m. Saturday with a score by Carla Torgenson, John Leighton Beezer, Gerry Amandez and Glenn Slater; the 1925 film "The Goose Woman," starring Louise Dresser, screens at 7 p.m. Sunday with accompaniment by Paris Hurley; and another Ingram film, the 1917 thriller "The Flower of Doom," screens at 7 p.m. Monday with a score by Jason Staczek and Ian Moore.

Also at NWFF this week: an hourlong program of concert films at 10 p.m. Friday, featuring footage of Jimi Hendrix (in London's Royal Albert Hall, 1969), Fleetwood Mac (1979) and The Police (1980). All NWFF events take place at 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; for more information, see or call 206-267-5380.

Seattle's True Independent Film Festival continues at the Grand Illusion and other locations through Saturday (for information: Starting Sunday, the documentary "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview," featuring an hourlong 1995 interview with the Apple founder, will screen for five nights. Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle; 206-523-3935 or

The SIFF Film Center this week presents a four-day run, starting Friday, of the 1945 French romantic classic "Children of Paradise," set in 19th-century Paris and screening in a newly restored version. Also at SIFF at the Uptown this week: a free screening of the documentary "Fresh," about America's food system, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Film Center is on the Seattle Center campus, the Uptown is at 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; for more information on any SIFF event, see or call 206-324-9996.

And finally, one last midnight movie at the Egyptian before the Seattle International Film Festival moves into the theater May 17: "Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky's wildly melodramatic, eerie ballet thriller. Natalie Portman won an Oscar a year ago for her performance in the central role. Friday and Saturday only, 805 E. Pine St., Seattle; 206-781-5755 or

Moira Macdonald: 206-464-2725 or

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