Blog Home - Archives

Theater round-up for the weekend of 6/25

It's good that the sun finally decided to grace us with its warming rays just as Seattle's various outdoor movie series begin. The famous FREMONT OUTDOOR MOVIES kicks off Saturday, June 26th with a special**sparkly** TWILIGHT event! To celebrate the release of the latest installment Bella/Edward/Jacob saga, stars Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser will be on hand to present a screening of NEW MOON along with a sneak peek at TWLIGHT: ECLIPSE and plenty of Twi-hard related fun. You'll also want to save the date for the RED, WHITE AND DEAD ZOMBIE BLOCK PARTY on Saturday, July 3rd, where they'll once again go for the Zombie Walk World Record and then watch the surprisingly awesome remake of DAWN OF THE DEAD. Also in the weeks to come, THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA will present four nights of outdoor film fun with the BLONDE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN series. Stay tuned to this space & their site for details. If you prefer your movies the old fashioned inside way, there's lots around town to see. Director Prashanta Nanda will present her film THE LIVING GHOST Sunday afternoon at SIFF Cinema. This love story/environmentally conscious tale about India's Dongria Kandha tribe also played at this year's Independent South Asian Film Festival. Northwest Film Forum is holding their first ever POSTER SALE this Saturday at 11am, with posters from the last several years of programming. Clear some space on your wall for a sweet BRAND UPON THE BRAIN art. Movie-wise, NWFF is showing 9500 LIBERTY, a documentary which focuses the outbreak of anti-immigrant sentiment Manassas, Virginia in 2007 which led the county to draft Arizona-like laws and spawned social networking crusade against the legislation. They also have the highly acclaimed indie DADDY LONGLEGS, a touching portrait of a divorced dad and the cherished time he spends with his sons. Writer/directors Joshua and Benny Safdie will be in attendance opening weekend. BEST WORST MOVIE--aka the saga behind the making of TROLL 2--continues its run at Central Cinema along with a MICHAEL JACKSON SING-ALONG (Shumon!) on Friday & Saturday. Our friendly neighborhood theater Grand Illusion Cinema begins SHADES OF A SCOUNDREL: TWO FILMS OF HUMPHREY BOGART (Do we like him because he's a scoundrel? Are there enough scoundrels in our lives?) with Billy Wilder's SABRINA starring the always intriguing William Holden, the impeccably dressed Audrey Hepburn, and Bogie as the grumpiest romantic lead ever. Alejandro Jodorowsky's SANTA SANGRE, which Roger Ebert called "a collision between Freud and Fellini," makes an encore visit to the Late Night spot. Have a happy PRIDE weekend, everyone!