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Friday, July 5, 2013 - Page updated at 02:30 p.m.

At a Theater Near You
‘Mayoral’ picks, Nic Cage films, a free ‘Warm Bodies’ screening

By Doug Knoop
Seattle Times staff

Northwest Film Forum is holding a “Mayoral Movies” series this week, with films chosen by 2013 candidates for Seattle mayor. The series kicks off with the 1962 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” introduced by Mayor Mike McGinn, at 8 p.m. Friday. Alan Pakula’s 1976 thriller “All the President’s Men,” introduced by activist Kate Martin, will screen at 8 p.m. Saturday. City Councilman Bruce Harrell will introduce the 1976 drama “Papillon” at 5 p.m. Sunday. Ken Loach’s 2006 drama “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” will screen at 8 p.m. Sunday, introduced by state Sen. Ed Murray. And to close out the series, former City Councilman Peter Steinbrueck will introduce “Buddy, The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor” at 8 p.m. Monday. 1515 12th Ave., Seattle. Single tickets are $6-$10; series tickets are $20 for NWFF members/$30 general admission (206-829-7863 or

Over at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, “Nicolas Cage Match,” a series featuring six films starring the actor (including “Raising Arizona,” “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” “Vampire’s Kiss,” “Adaptation,” “Con Air” and “The Wicker Man”), starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. Single film admission is $6-$11; full-day pass to all six films is $25 for SIFF members/$35 general (206-324-9996 or

Also at the Uptown, the 2012 comedy “Rock Jocks,” starring Felicia Day, will screen at 9:30 p.m. Friday, with a preshow Asteroids video competition, free Pop Rocks and a video Q&A with the cast and director (tickets are $6-$11). Helen Mirren continues her reign as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience” through Wednesday ($15-$20). A double-bill commemorating the late, great actor, “Remembering James Gandolfini” — featuring the Coen Brothers’ 2001 “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and Armando Iannucci’s 2009 “In the Loop” — will screen Thursday. Tickets are $6-$11 for one or both films. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or

A free screening of the recent film adaptation of Seattle author Isaac Marion’s “Warm Bodies” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle. There will be a Q&A with Marion following the screening (206-386-4636 or

As part of “The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore Series,” several local theaters will screen Mary Zimmerman’s staging of the Rossini opera “Armida,” starring Renee Fleming in the title role, on Wednesday. For locations and further information, go to

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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