Various locations Across Seattle
Sept 14–Oct 6
Four treasured Seattle arthouse cinemas—SIFF, Northwest Film Forum, Grand Illusion, and the newly inaugurated Beacon—will revisit the masterpieces of one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries: the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who died in France in 2016. During his long career, he explored the fine line between documentary and fiction, the relationship between spectator and image, and the mysteries of life and death. The theaters will show eight of his extraordinary movies: Where Is the Friend's Home? and The Traveler at the Forum; Taste of Cherry and And Life Goes On at SIFF Film Center, Through The Olive Trees and Close-up (on 35 mm!) at Grand Illusion; and The Wind Will Carry Us and a short film program at the Beacon.