The Best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017 – October 25th & 26th


Shine On!  – The Best Animated Films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017

 What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon

Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.


Ampersand (Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue)  Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic, that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination. Watch the film:


The Sled Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling (Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue)  The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer:

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Events, Movies

Battle of the Sexes! October 27-November 2nd

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough



Rating: PG-13
2 hr 1 min


Vashon Film Society Presents: LANE 1974

Thursday, November 2nd at 8:30PM

With Special Guests: Writer/Director SJ Chiro & Composer Jason Staczek

Based on Clane Hayward’s memoir The Hypocrisy of Disco, LANE 1974 is the luminous, enigmatic journey of a teenage girl trying to survive an American counterculture. It’s 1974. 13-year-old Lane lives on a beautiful Northern California commune, wild and free, until her mother, a rebel and iconoclast, alienates their small group from the security and safety of the community land. They begin moving from one unlikely situation to another, leaving normal life far behind.

Genre: Drama, Biography, Adventure
Written & Directed by: SJ Chiro
Starring: Katherine Moenning, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sara Coates

Rating: NR
1hr 19 min

Vashon Film Society

Blade Runner 2049 plays November 3rd – 9th

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Denis Villenueve
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto



Rating: R
2 hr 44 min


Loving Vincent begins November 10th

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

Genre: Animation, Biography
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk



Rating: PG-13
1 hr 34 min



Thanksgiving Eve! Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:30PMVashon Theatre hosts Night 2 of the Final Round!

Tickets on sale now! $25/$20 


The Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing.”

  • 26 Days
  • 22 Shows
  • 18 Venues
  • 32 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, and Japan
  • Over $15,000 in cash prizes
  • Talent executives from CBS, NBC, and more: movie studios, managers, agents and producers
  • It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival

The 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition starts November 2, 2016 and continues nightly until a winner is crowned on Sunday, November 27 at the Seattle Center Cornish Playhouse.

There are two “preliminary” rounds of 16 comedians; each comedian gets 5 minutes to impress. The Preliminary rounds consist of 5 shows, and a combination of entertainment industry and celebrity judges and audience reaction determines who moves on when each performer’s 5 best scores are tallied.

The top 5 comics from the Preliminaries make the semi-finals; all the semi-finalists win some cash, and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly for 5 shows.

At the last Semi-Final show the finalists are announced. Five comedians get to go big, and five get to go home. After two days to recover and plan, the Final round begins on Tuesday November 22. After visits to theaters in Vashon, Kirkland, Bremerton and Seattle, we will have a new champion.


STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

Opens December 14th at Vashon Theatre

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.


Exhibition On Screen Presents: Canaletto & the Art of Venice

Sunday, December 10th at 1:00PM & Monday, December 11th at 4:30PM


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive
journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter.

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better
known as Canaletto. Despite Canaletto’s close relationship with the city in which he lived and died,
the world’s largest collection of his works resides not in his native Italy, but in Britain as part of the
Royal Collection. In 1762, George III purchased almost the entire collection amassed by Joseph Smith,
British Consul in Venice and Canaletto’s principal agent.

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