Diversity Film Series: The city of Edmonds’ Diversity Commission 2018 series kicks off at noon Jan. 20 with “A Stray.” Trying to outrun his bad luck, a young Muslim refugee in Minneapolis seems like he just might make it, until he crosses paths with a stray dog. The movies are free and shown at noon on third Saturdays in January, February, March and April at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, a full synopsis of each film and to view trailers, go to diversity.edmondswa.gov.
Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night: In “The Sheik,” a 1921 American silent romantic drama film, Paris-educated Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Rudolph Valentino) provides brides for wealthy Arabs. The high-spirited Lady Diana Mayo (Agnes Ayres), learning that the sheik will be in the city of Biskra, Algeria, playfully decides to disguise herself as a dancing girl to become one of the prospective brides, yet is unable to go through with the deception, much to Ahmed’s amusement. Hearing that Diana will be touring the Sahara Desert, Ahmed abducts her, intending to make her fall in love with him. Show is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets $17. Call 425-258-6766.
Everett Film Festival: The 12th annual festival is Feb. 16-17 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Features two days of movies with a unique look into the lives of women through documentaries, feature films, animations and film shorts. Tickets start at $25, with discounts for seniors, students and military. Call 425-210-2939 or go to www.everettfilmfestival.org.
Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series: On March 15, see the 1999 film “The Buena Vista Social Club” with music by Alma y Azucar. On April 26, see “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from 1961 with the Jake Bergevin Quartet. Cabaret starts at 6:30 p.m. with film screenings at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $10 for just the movie. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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