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Our cinema-centered weekend roundup begins with big IN-STORE ACTION! Legendary filmmaker FRANK HENENLOTTER will be here at Scarecrow TONIGHT at 7pm to chat with fans and sign copies of his latest DVD, BAD BIOLOGY. Don't miss you chance to ask how a film like FRANKENHOOKER gets made. After you partake of the meeting & greeting here, head over to Grand Illusion Cinema at 11pm, where Henenlotter will be hosting a screening of BAD BIOLOGY along with a reel of rare exploitation trailers. This week the GI also has SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION, the 1970 adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel, directed by and starring Paul Newman (read more on this film here). For the animation-oriented among you, Central Cinema's showing SPIKE & MIKE'S NEW GENERATION ANIMATION FESTIVAL--get the full details over on their website. Jack Straw Productions has STOP & GO, a collection of stop-motion animated shorts by filmmakers & visual artists, tonight at 7pm. Over at Northwest Film Forum, there's AWESOME WORLD: WOMEN OF DIRT, "a unique look into the world of Downhill Racing, Dirt Jumping and Freeriding. This film looks through the eyes of the wondrous women that have helped grow the sport of Gravity Mountain Biking with their strength and courage. Other mountain bike films have overlooked these vibrant and dedicated women but no longer! Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt celebrates the mountain bike while celebrating the women who love them. A beautiful and energetic film that opens a window into an awesome world." In the shadow of the Space Needle, SIFF Cinema kicks off their KUROSAWA-SENSEI series with his 1949 noir STRAY DOG starring Toshiro Mifune (and if you're a serious student of Kurosawa, we suggest you invest in this). You may also want to catch up on the Oscar nominated films this weekend--our handy list of what's out on DVD is here (there's only one Best Picture nominee I haven't seen yet, so this weekend I'll likely be at a theater somewhere watching, gulp, THE BLIND SIDE). Have an excellent weekend, and we'll see you here tonight at 7pm with Mr. Henenlotter!

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