Film noir: A series of film noir hosted by Jon Noe at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-6766. Tickets are $5.
- “The Scar”: May 16. Joan Bennett and Paul Henreid takes on a new identity when he is persued by the big-time gambler he robbed. With Joan Bennett. The film is also known as “Hollow Triumph” (1948).
- “Suddenly”: June 6. A psycho (Frank Sinatra) wants to assassinate the president when he passes through the small town of Suddenly. Sterling Hayden is the sheriff (1954).
- “Woman on the Run”: June 20. An eyewitness to a murder runs away and is chased around San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the cops and the murderer; with Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe (1950).
“Amador”: May 19. Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away.
Reel World Cinema: The theme for this late-spring series of films is “The Celluloid West — Revisted,” six award-winning westerns. The thread of these six movies is the myths about heroism and the conquest of the American West that are exposed. A potluck dinner runs from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the film and discussion from 7 to 10 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The series runs through May 3 through June 23. Call 425-259-7139 for details. Free. The desciptions are from the Reel World flyer.
“High Noon”: May 3. Sheriff Will Kane (Gary Cooper) has married Quaker Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly). Word comes that Frank Miller, whom Kane put in jail, is coming home on the noon train to extract his revenge. Against Amy’s wishes, Kane decides to fight Miller. With Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Ian McDonald, and Harry Morgan (Fred Zinnemann, 1952).
“Shane”: May 10. After the Homestead Act, hard-working farmer Joe Starrett (Van Helfin) and ruthless cattle baron Rufus Ryker (Emile Meyer) are at odds over land in the Teton Valley of Wyoming. Then a stranger in buckskin, Shane (Alan Ladd), befriends the Starrett family, especially son Joey (Brandon de Wilde). (George Stevens, 1953).
“The Searchers”: May 17. Considered one of the best films of all times, The Searchers stars John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in his most compelling and ambiguous role (John Ford, 1956).
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”: June 7. This movie broke the mold of Westerns with its comedic flare. The Hole-in-the-Wall gang, led by Butch (Paul Newman) and enforced by Sundance (Robert Redford) is robbing trains and banks all over the territory. But when railroad baron E.H. Harriman hires a select posse to track them down, Butch, Sundance, and girlfriend Etta Place (Katherine Ross) go on the lam — all the way to Bolivia (George Roy Hill, 1969).
“Unforgiven”: June 14. This movie demonstrates revisionist Western storytelling at its most profound. Movie icon Clint Eastwood directed and stars as William Munny, a reformed killer who has lost is wife and is struggling to raise their children. When he hears from “the Schofield Kid” that a bounty has been placed on some cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, he sets off with his friend Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) to earn the reward money and make a better life. With Gene Hackman and Peter O’Toole (Clint Eastwood, 1992).
“True Grit”: June 21. Leave it to the Coen brothers to top John Wayne’s Oscar winning 1969 True Grit. When teenager Mattie Ross’s father is killed by Tom Chaney, she seeks out legendary gunslinger Rooster Cogburn, a man of “true grit,” to avenge the injustice. Stars Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Berry Pepper (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2010).
Lunafest: A one-night film festival focusing on women in films will be screened at 6 p.m. May 6 at Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; 425-778-4554. Nine shorts films cover topics such as motherhood, health, aging, cultural diversity and body image. Tickets are $25, available at www.lunafest.org/Edmonds. Proceeds benefit breast cancer and Soroptimist of Sno King, the sponsor.