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To begin our weekend film roundup, we'd like to thank everyone who came out for the Frank Henenlotter & Thelma Schoonmaker in-store appearances. We're honored to have two filmmakers from seemingly opposite ends of the movie spectrum in our store within a week of each other, but even more honored to have customers with wide ranging and eclectic tastes that come out to meet, greet and talk film with them. Our next in-store is a DVD release party for BLOOD ON THE FLAT TRACK: THE RISE OF THE RAT CITY ROLLERGIRLS. We'll have the directors & past & present skaters here to sign DVDs & chat on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm. Check the featured story above for details. If you missed Ms. Schoonmaker's presentation of THE RED SHOES at SAM, the Northwest Film Forum is screening a new 35mm print (the one that debuted at Cannes) starting this Friday. Central Cinema has a more modern song & dance movie; they're doing a sing & quote-along with Baz Luhrmann's MOULIN ROUGE, coupled with an elaborate dining menu for a full regal experience. If you're feeling a little lovelorn and a lot old school, you can also belt out the classics with the THE 80'S LOVE SONG SING ALONG (fingers crossed Lionel Ritchie's "Hello" is among them). Looking ahead to next week, they're showing Wim Wenders' WINGS OF DESIRE. The KUROSAWA-SENSEI series continues this weekend at SIFF Cinema with THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (look for elements that may have influenced STAR WARS), HIGH AND LOW and SEVEN SAMURAI. Down the street from us, Grand Illusion Cinema is getting into the proper holiday spirit with Federico Fellini's extravagant CASANOVA starring Donald Sutherland, and the classic comedy innuendo of PILLOW TALK starring the dynamic duo of Rock Hudson and Doris Day (and as an extra bonus, Tony Randall). If you're not in the mood for love, there's the Late Night screenings of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RE-ANIMATED: "George Romero's groundbreaking horror classic comes to startling new life in this mixed media re-envisioning by various artists, animators and filmmakers from around the globe." And of course it's Valentine's Day weekend, so head into the store for a movie or two to snuggle up and watch with your sweetie, or if you'd prefer a significantly less mushy Valentine's Day movie, check out our specially themed TWISTED LOVE rental section. If you have Monday (aka Presidents' Day) off of work or school, head into Scarecrow and stock up on three day weekend viewing--it's always a good time to plow through a season or two of a TV show. Happy viewing to all.

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