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Greetings fellow film enthusiasts! Scarecrow Video is pleased as punch to welcome Seattle-based filmmaker Rick Stevenson to our store on Saturday, October 13th at 3pm. He'll chat with customers and sign DVD copies of his film EXPIRATION DATE, a movie he shot right here in Seattle.

Often compared to a modern-day HAROLD AND MAUDE, EXPIRATION DATE is a romantic fable of love, death and milk. Charlie Silvercloud III is a man with a heavy ancestral weight on his shoulders: his grandfather and father were both killed by milk trucks on their 25th birthdays. With eight days left until his own 25th birthday, Charlie has accepted his fate. He's out buying a casket and returning his library books when he meets a girl who won't let him die in peace. EXPIRATION DATE has played 54 film festivals around the world, including the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival, and won 31 awards including Best Film at the 2006 American Indian Film Festival. The film stars Robert A. Guthrie (THE DOE BOY), Sascha Knopf (HE WAS A QUIET MAN), Dee Wallace Stone (E.T.) and David Keith (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN). Local film critic Sean Axmaker calls EXPIRATION DATE, "a love letter to Seattle," and The Seattle Times' Moira MacDonald calls it, "perfect happiness." For more information go to

Rick Stevenson has been writing, producing and directing films for three decades. His production credits include PROMISED LAND with Kiefer Sutherland and Meg Ryan and SOME GIRLS with Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly. He has directed many film and TV projects, including 1995's hit MAGIC IN THE WATER. He is on the faculty at The Film School, an organization that offers intensive screenwriting and filmmaking courses with a focus on strengthening the art of storytelling. Mr. Stevenson is also currently directing/writing/producing five films for Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions based on five young adult novels by Seattle area author Deb Caletti.

Come meet Rick and ask him what it's like to make a movie in Seattle, or anything else you've always wanted to know from a filmmaking pro. See you there!