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Theater going roundup for the March 18th weekend

Welcome to yet another theatrical weekend roundup. Here's a look at what's going on in some of the screens around town. We begin with the closing weekend of the SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL at SIFF Cinema. On Saturday there's Melanie Laurent in THE CONCERT, then it closes out on Sunday with IN THE FAMILY, NORA'S WILL, HE'S MY GIRL, and 100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME, a documentary that follows a group of world renowned cantors as they return to Poland for a powerful series of concerts. There will be featuring Cantor Nathan Lam and Seattle Jewish Chorale accompanying the film. Over at  Northwest Film Forum, there's Xavier Dolan's HEARTBEATS, a love triangle tale "wrapped in a hyper-stylized pop culture patchwork."  Then there's dancer/choreographer Ezra Dickinson and musician/sound-artist Paurl Walsh's  ACTUALLY REALLY, a live performance that kinetically links the artists' work.  NWFF has added screenings of QUEEN OF THE SUN on Sunday and PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE on Tuesday as well. On Sunday afternoon at the Frye Art Museum,  local film critic Robert Horton will be giving a talk about FAIRY TALES IN CINEMA, covering movies like Jean Cocteau's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Powell-Pressburger's THE RED SHOES. Tickets are free so you'll want to arrive early. Central Cinema has their usual well-stocked weekend, with a Coen Brothers double feature of O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU and RAISING ARIZONA. During the week, there's a Pajama Party with the original THE CUTTING EDGE ("Toe pick!!") on Monday, MOVIE CAT TRIVIA and the IFC Midnight presentation of EXORCISMUS on Tuesday, another installment of Favorites (locals presenting their favorite films) with Jean-Luc Godard's CONTEMPT presented by Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics on Wednesday (psst...we'll be doing one next month, stay tuned!), and the 90's SING-A-LONG on Thursday (if you really really really wanna zig-a, zig AAAAH). The good folks at Grand Illusion Cinema have the 1967 Western action THE WAR WAGON, starring Kirk Douglas and John Wayne.  The creepy stalker horror of 1978's  THE REDEEMER: SON OF SATAN returns in their Late Night spot. And there's only two more chances to see  a SCI-FI SATURDAY SECRET MATINEE, presented by The Sprocket Society. On Saturday at 2pm, you can see a secret crazy creature feature along with a FLASH GORDON serial. Happy weekend & happy viewing to all.

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