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Theatrical round up for the weekend of March 25th

Our collection of this weekend's theatrical activities begins with Tasveer's 6th Annual AAINA FESTIVAL- a program focused on the art and activism of South Asian women, featuring art, dance, performance, and films, happening at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The films are mainly on Saturday with a series of documentaries including I AM, which follows filmmaker Sonali Gulati as she travels to speak to parents of gay and lesbian South Asians in a culture where being gay is a criminal offense, and GIRLWORLD PROJECT, Amy Benson's documentary  that chronicles three Nepali girls as struggle to get an education.  Check their website for a full list of films. On Friday night at Northwest Film Forum, there's AMBIENT INTIMACY, a selection of "the web's most notoriously intimate moments; blogger moms,  live interactive Facebook profile construction game, chat roulette on the big screen,  and generally a show-and-tell unlike anything you’ve experienced in a theater before."  The good bloggers at are offering a special buy one, get one free admission to the event.  Starting this weekend at NWFF is THE FORMAL LIFE OF THOM ANDERSEN, featuring four days of works by the experimental filmmaker Mr. Andersen will be in attendance for the entire series. Don't miss the acclaimed documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF on Saturday night. If you missed it at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, SIFF Cinema has an encore run of the  THE ROUND-UP. It's dramatic and powerful recreation of the internment of Parisian Jews in 1942, starring Jean Reno and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS' Melanie Laurent.  Central Cinema's new programming week begins with the ultimate Good Cop/Bad Cop double feature of ROBOCOP and THE TERMINATOR. Monday brings another installment of Jason Miller's BadMovieArt with Stephen King's MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE. On Tuesday there's IFC's screening  of IN HER SKIN starring Guy Pearce; Wednesday serves up another TV Dinner with Part I of the excellent PRIDE & PREJUDICE mini-series starring recent Academy Award winner Colin Firth; and on Thursday there's the a Quote-A-Long of the infamous CON AIR Our good friends at Grand Illusion Cinema have the "energetic punk-fueled docu-comedy" CON ARTIST, a look at the rise and fall of eccentric (to say the least) artist Mark Kostabi.  Saturday is the last of the Sprocket Society's SCI-FI SATURDAY SECRET MATINEE screenings, with a crazy creature feature and a Flash Gordon serial. Speaking of crazy creatures, the grindhouse goodness of SLITHIS is in the Late Night viewing spot. This is also the opening weekend of Zack Snyder's latest movie SUCKER PUNCH, which will be playing all around town but you'll want to see it at the Cinerama. If  LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS was Owl 300, will this be Girl 300? We'll see. Happy viewing to all.