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Scarecrow Video will be all a buzz this weekend with our semi annual USED MOVIE SALE. All of our used DVDs, Blu-ray, VHS & Laserdiscs are 50% OFF. After you partake of the savings, head out and take advantage of this weekend's theatrical action We begin with the LANGSTON HUGHES AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, which kicks off Saturday night at 7pm at the Cinerama with NURSE FIGHTER BOY and continues through the 25th with many films at venues around town--check their site for the complete line up. One of the venues is Central Cinema, which will also be showing ANIMAL HOUSE Friday night at 10pm--the first 120 people will get in FREE so get their early (toga optional). Also at the Central Cinema is John Carpenter's THEY LIVE, featuring this swell poster by our esteemed colleague Marc "Swellzombie" Palm. Speaking of esteemed colleagues, Friday night at 7:30 at Shoreline Community College there's a special preview screening of the Seattle music centric $5 COVER--SEATTLE with director Lynn Shelton in attendance. The $10 suggested donation goes to help fund film scholarships. There's a lot going on at the Northwest Film Forum, starting with the continuation of Three Dollar Bill Cinema's INNOCENCE LOST series on Saturday with the first US screening in 20 years of the 1958 German film MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM. Also on Saturday is THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME, a documentary by Rian Johnson (BRICK) that follows Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle back to Ponoma College for a live performance. The screening is at 9:30pm, which makes it an excellent way to end your Record Store Day festivities. NWFF also has a touching indie road movie called BARKING WATER plus MEETING ANDREI TARKOVSKY, a documentary about the Russian filmmaker made by his son Dmitry, who will be in attendance (we invite you to check out his director's section here at the store), and the extended run of the awesome Herzog/Lynch collaboration MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE. As they gear up for this year's festival, SIFF Cinema has THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS: TIBET'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, a documentary in which filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam followed the Dalai Lama for a year chronicling his continuing efforts to find compromises between Tibet and China and dealing with the frustrations of the younger generation of Tibetans. The filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A after the screenings this weekend. Speaking of the upcoming festival, if you're interested in volunteering this year, you'll want to attend the Volunteer Meeting this Saturday at 10am at The Egyptian. If you're in need of a DATE NIGHT or something a little more KICK-ASS, head down to the lovely Columbia City Cinema. Lastly, the BIFF! BAM! POW!: SWINGIN' FLICKS OF THE SIXTIES series continues at Grand Illusion Cinema with Michaelangelo Antonioni's 1966 classic BLOW-UP, with a live performance by Brother James and the Soul-Vation after Friday night's 7:30 showing. The GI is also carrying over their run of the Doors documentary WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE and the juvenile delinquent laden RIOT ON THE SUNSET STRIP in the Late Night spot.

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