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Giveaways, Movies at SIFF and SAM, and Crispin Glover

Do you enjoy a chance to win free stuff? If so, we've currently got a couple giveaways for you. Head into the store to enter our drawing for tickets to a screening of BILLY THE KID at the SIFF Cinema (a lovely place to see a film if you haven't been there yet) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 16th. Click on the title above to read about this remarkable documentary about a bright teenager in a small town who has the usual longings of any teen but seems a bit odd. He's later diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a kind of autism), and the film shows how Billy creates his own methods of dealing with his disability and how he survives in an environment of conformity and prejudice. Billy The Kid starts Friday at SIFF Cinema and runs though Thursday the 17th. Check out the links above for all the details. We'll pick winners on Tuesday, Jan. 15th. In other giveaway news, look for the stylish Scarecrow Video ad in the Jan. '08 issue of Seattle Sound Magazine (hint: it's by Mark Pickerel) for instructions on how to enter to win a pack of fine music DVDs from groups like Tegan and Sara and Pearl Jam. While you've got their fine publication in your hand, turn to the back and read our best renters list and reviews of upcoming DVDs. This Thursday the 10th marks the beginning of the Seattle Art Museum's The Best of Britain series featuring two decades of classic films like Green For Danger, Stanley Donen's Bedazzled and Darling (starring the wonderful Julie Christie). The series kicks off with Father Brown, Detective starring Alec Guinness as a clerical sleuth who wants to both catch criminals and save their souls. We've got tickets on sale for the full ten weeks series: $65 for the general public and $58 if you're a member of SAM, SIFF, MOHAI or The Warren Report. Check out the full series info here or pick up a flyer while you're in the store. Also on Thursday is the return of Crispin Hellion Glover to the Northwest Film Forum. He'll be presenting the second installment of a trilogy that began with WHAT IS IT? called IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE! and also giving an hour long slide show with narration based on pages of books he's reworked with original and transformed art. Follow the link above to get all the times and ticket info. The screenings of WHAT IS IT? all sold out last year so you'll need to hop to it.

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