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Theater going round up for the first weekend of March

Hello and welcome to the theatrical round up for the first week of March. Here's some of what's new in theaters around town for your post-Oscars viewing pleasure: SIFF Cinema has CARBON NATION, a positive and pragmatic look at solutions to climate change by director Peter Byck, who takes a non-preachy approach while showing how tackling these issues is good for both business and the environment.  For all you apiarists, Northwest Film Forum has the documentary QUEEN OF THE SUN, "a profound, alternative examination of the tragic global bee crisis." Director Taggert Siegel, who also made The Real Dirt on Farmer John, will be in attendance for the Friday & Sunday night for Q & A.  Metal fans will want to gather on Friday & Saturday for METALHAUS 1977-1995.  Jacques Boyreau and Darren Aboulafia from Fantagraphics have put together two unique evenings of live performance mash ups with a roster of rockers  that includes everything from Gwar to Iron Maiden to The Ramones. On Wednesday the 9th, NWFF has MERCE IN THREE PARTS, three short films made with legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham.  Over the weekend down at Central Cinema, there's the always excellent CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and the name-says-it-all bloodbath of ALIEN VS. NINJA. Then on Monday there's not-for-kids collection of disturbing kids shorts called COLLIDE-O-SCOPE, an ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT TV Dinner and IFC Films DREAMHOME on Tuesday,  John Woo's FACE/OFF with your heckling texts on screen on Wednesday, and another opportunity to experience THE ROOM on Thursday.  On Friday night, our good neighbors at Grand Illusion Cinema have a not-to-be-missed evening with musician/photographer/filmmaker John Cohen and his film ROSCOE HOLCOMB, FROM DAISY, KENTUCKY. Mr. Cohen will be in attendance for Q & A, along with showing two of his short films and playing live with old time string band The Dust Busters.  Then starting on Saturday, there's the "retro-futuristic, steam-punk thriller" ZENITH, rumored to be in  the same vein as 12 Monkeys and Children of Men. There's another Sprocket Society "crazy creatures" SCI-FI SECRET MATINEE on Saturday afternoon, and that  night the distinguished Professor Fred Hopkins will present George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, The gory kung fu ridiculousness of THE ETERNAL EVIL OF ASIA returns in the Late Night spot. Happy movie watching to all!

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