Weekly Watch Record: Tremendous Frenchie, Lisey’s Story, and Extra – EverOut Seattle


Use this weekend’s rain forecast as an opportunity to catch up on new indies and blockbusters appearing on virtual and IRL screens, from Grímur Hákonarson’s dark and funny Icelandic pastoral The County to Stephen King’s adapted miniseries Lisey’s Story a new installment of the supernatural horror franchise The Summon. Also don’t forget that the next edition of The Stranger’s SLAY horror short film festival has until September 15th! For more options, see our on-demand calendar or our guide to drive-in theaters.

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New streaming: Local connection

Before the curve
What would you do to start the lesbian magazine of your dreams if banks didn’t give you a loan? After Franco Stevens realized in the 1990s that traditional investment opportunities were being wiped out by homophobia, Franco Stevens took out a couple of credit cards and wagered their borrowed money on racehorses to get enough money to put their legendary publication Curve in print walk. With a score by the great Meshell Ndegeocello, this documentary tells her brave story and shows how she is still working to amplify the voices of queer women.
Northwest Film Forum

The district
Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson (whose film Rams won the Un Certain Regard Award in Cannes in 2015) keeps Nordic pastoral life alive with this fable about a middle-aged dairy farmer rebelling against the corrupt local cooperative that runs their small town. She tries to gain support, but her friends and neighbors fail her and show how powerless the city dwellers are over their leaders.
Great illusion
From Friday

Film festivals

2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour
These seven short films, directed by indigenous filmmakers, span the genres of fiction, documentary, animation and experiment and were selected by the recent Sundance Film Festival. We are especially looking forward to seeing “The Fourfold” by Canadian filmmaker Alisi Telengut, who explores indigenous worldviews from Mongolia and Siberia through handcrafted dreamscapes that are reminiscent of moving oil paintings.
Northwest Film Forum
The whole week

New streaming: nationwide

Lisey’s story
Based on the 2006 Stephen King novel by The King of Horror Himself, this limited-edition series stars Julianne Moore as the widow of a respected writer (Clive Owen) whose stories reflect the frightening alternate reality he often found himself in. She discovers a series of clues to this promise to solve the mystery of his death, and along the way is drawn into the same dark world.
Apple TV +
From Friday

Tom Hiddleston is just good enough to take on the role of trickster god Loki in Marvel’s latest TV project in which the character steps out of his brother’s shadow to offer his talents to Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) on an adventure that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Geier notes that new episodes are coming on Wednesday, the day named after the Norse god Odin. Coincidence?
Disney +
From Wednesday

Sweet tooth
A deer-cub hybrid moves to Colorado, where it hears that there is a safe place for its consecrated species. With the help of a lonely hunter who saves his life, his post-apocalyptic journey is full of Bridge to Terabithia-like scenes and many shady characters.
From Friday

Personal demonstrations


The incantation: The devil made me do it
Paranormal investigators Scully and Mulder Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are assigned to the case of a man who professes demonic possession for murdering someone in the forest. The abundance of shrill sound effects and jump scares will keep fans of this supernatural horror franchise fed up.
Various theaters (and streaming on HBO Max)
From Friday

A mother pig, a herd of chickens and a herd of cows take the place of human subjects in Victor Kossakowsky’s sleepy, experimental portrait of non-human life. You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it was executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
Big cinema – Tacoma
From Friday

Super French
Get your thrill from this profile of Matthias Giraud, the French professional ski and BASE jumper (a sport that involves jumping over buildings, antennas, spans and earth and landing with a parachute) whose extreme mountain stunts surpass anything. I or even Tom Cruise could ever imagine it. More than just an adrenaline rush, the film also captures the personal life of the athlete witnessing the birth of his first child, forcing him to question (or at least justify) his risky lifestyle. “A strong man accepts his mortality; a weak man is consumed by his fear of the inevitable, ”says Giraud. Because of me!
Grand Cinema – Tacoma (and streaming via SIFF)
From Friday


BECU drive-in films in Marymoor Park
This week: Monsters, Inc. (Thu), Spider-Man: Far from Home (Tue), Bohemian Rhapsody (Wed)

Blue Fox drive-in theater
Oak harbor
This week: Cruella (Thu, Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed), A Quiet Place Part II (Friday & Monday)

Rodeo drive-in
This week: Raya and the Last Dragon (Thu-Sun), Cruella (Thu-Sun), A Quiet Place Part II (Thu-Sun), Wrath of Man (Thu-Sun)

Skyline Drive-In Theater
This week: Cruella (Fri, Sun-Mon), Raya and the last dragon (Fri, Sun-Mon)

Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In
Townsend Harbor

This week: Cruella (Friday-Monday), Raya and the Last Dragon (Friday-Monday)


Various theaters (and to rent on Disney +)

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
Various theaters

Dream horse
Various theaters

The drought
Big cinema – Tacoma

The killing of two lovers Love
Big cinema – Tacoma

The paper tigers
Admiral Theater (and streaming via Northwest Film Forum and VOD)

A quiet place part II
Ark Lodge and Grand Cinema – Tacoma

Spiral: From the book Saw
Various theaters

The truffle hunters
Big cinema – Tacoma