Film calendar

Snohomish County

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.

  • “Cause for Alarm”: March 21. Loretta Young’s invalid husband (Barry Sullivan) thinks his wife and doctor (Bruce Cowling) are conspring to kill him. He writes and mails a letter to his lawyer, fights with Loretta, then dies of natural causes; Loretta must race around, trying to get the letter back (1951).
  • Sunday film series: Everett Public Library brings back its independent film series at 2 p.m. Sundays in the Main Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Films are free; www.epls.org/calendar or 425-257-8000.
  • “Before Your Eyes”: March 10. 10-year-old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes.
  • “King of Devil’s Island”: April 14. This true story of the infamous Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway, begins with the arrival of 17-year-old Erling, a rumored murderer.
  • “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.

Live from The Met: The Metropolitan Opera’s 2012-2013 series is being transmitted live on the screen at Stanwood Cinemas. The cinema is one of the sites in the Pacific Northwest broadcasting the series of performances of “The Met: Live in HD.” Screenings continue through April. Ticket are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; and $18 for children (11 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online: www.farawayentertainment.com

  • Zandonai’s “Francesca de Rimini”: 9 a.m. March 16. Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, returns in the Met’s production last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.
  • Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”: 9 a.m. April 26. The opera that conquered London in Handel’s time is revived in David McVicar’s production. Countertenor David Daniels sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

“Racing the Rez”: A film by Brian Truglio tells the story of runners from the Navajo and Hopi tribes, from two rival high schools, compete for “tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity and state championship glory,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the Longhouse Room at the Hibulb Cultural Center, 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2600; www.hibulbculturalcenter.org. The film is sponsored by the Northwest Indian College Student Wellness and Cultural Awareness Club; www.racingtherez.com.

Reel World Cinema: The theme for this winter series of films is Dance to the Musicals,” seven of the greatest musicals ever filmed and asks what they tell us about ourselves. 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 March 15. Call 425-259-7139 for details. Free.

  • “The Last Waltz,” March 15: Martin Scorsese’s “rockumentary,” captured the music of such rock luminaries as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on Thanksgiving 1976 (1978).

Seattle

Pacific Science Center’s Imax films: 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; 206-443-2001; www.pacsci.org. Most tickets are $6 to $10.50. Shows run March 8 to 14. Call ahead; some shows sell out.

  • “Flight of the Butterflies: 3D,” 10:30 and 1 p.m. Friday through Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • “Born to be Wild,” 11:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • “The Last Reef 3D,” 10:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday; 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,
  • “Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience”: 11:45 a.m. and 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • “Oz The Great and Powerful: The IMAX 3D Experience:” Call for schedule.

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