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Things of a theatrical nature for the weekend of October 8th

Greetings and welcome to this weekend's roundup of movies playing in theaters around town. We begin at Northwest Film Forum, where there's not one, not two, but three films beginning this weekend: SWEETHEARTS OF THE PRISON RODEO, a documentary about female inmates participating in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo; the Seattle premiere of IRREVERSIBLE director Gasper Noe's latest mindbender ENTER THE VOID (read Charles Mudede's take on in it The Stranger); and SLEEP FURIOUSLY, Gideon Koppel's moving study of the rural Welsh town where he grew up. Over at Central Cinema, there's the hilariously true tale of RV salesman Jack Rebney , aka WINNEBAGO MAN and #10 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list, AIRPLANE. BadMovieArt returns to the CC on Monday with the Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN (co-starring future Oscar winner Helen Hunt). You'll also want to hurry and get tickets for Central Cinema's big 30 ROCK event this Thursday, where you can have a beer & watch the big LIVE episode. But the shadowy figure looming over this weekend is ALFRED HITCHCOCK. SIFF Cinema packs a one-two Hitch punch with double features of VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH and THE BIRDS (see the SIFF site for what's playing with what and when). Playing with these Hitch classics is DOUBLE TAKE, a 2009 Cold War "paranoid thriller" starring Alfred Hitchcock and his doppelganger. "But, Hitch died in 1980, how is he the star of a movie?" Click on the title to read how, then go see how it all came together. You'll also be seeing double Hitch up the street at Grand Illusion Cinema with THE BIRDS and FRENZY as part of the awesome month long ALL MONSTERS ATTACK! series. The new wave werewolves of HOWLING II return to the GI's Late Night spot. Happy viewing to all.