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Theatergoing roundup for Father's Day weekend & beyond

Happy Father's Day weekend, everyone! If you need a present for Sunday, we have plenty of DVDs/Blu-rays/gift certificates for the father figures in your life. If you're looking to get out to the movies, here's some of what's on screens in town: Before they take a well-deserved post-fest rest, SIFF Cinema is playing the Best of SIFF 2011 this weekend with highlights from the festival, including Golden Space Needle winner� PAPER BIRDS, a collection of the best Short Films, SIMPLE SIMON starring Best Actor winner Bill Skarsg�rd, Best Documentary winner TO BE HEARD, and many more. You can also stop by Scarecrow and visit our Post SIFF special rental section featuring several favorites from this year's fest that have already arrived on our shelves.

Northwest Film Forum has a two week run of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Palme d'Or winning UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES,� a lyrical ghost story which our colleague Paige (in the upcoming issue of� City Arts) likened to a bowl of gumbo,� "It has a little bit of this, a little of that; it�s layered and complicated and full of things you can�t quite put your finger on." We recommend seeing the 35mm print on the big screen but if you miss it, we've had it on DVD since February. NWFF also has !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION, a "seminal and groundbreaking documentary exploring the evolution of the Feminist Art Movement in America" by director Lynn Hershman-Leeson, an active member of the movement.

Puppetmania continues this weekend at Central Cinema with Peter Jackson's MEET THE FEEBLES on Friday night and the MUPPET MOVIE SING-A-LONG on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Found magazine's Davy Rothbart will be in attendance for a special screening of his documentary MY HEART IS AN IDIOT on Saturday. If Father's Day's not your thing, you can attend Sunday's F**CK FATHER'S DAY, a "toast to bad dads" featuring readings by Derek Erdman, Cienna Madrid and Brian McGuigan. Central Cinema's week continues on with THELMA & LOUISE and another installment of their FAVORITES series on Wednesday when Corianton Hale presents the highly enjoyable� TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, (keep an eye out for future more famous people Carla Gugino and Jenny Lewis). There's also several Pride Month screenings at the CC, starting� Monday with Three Dollar Bill Cinema's Gay Pride Pajama Party and SPICE WORLD. Tuesday, there's a Gay Pride themed TV Dinner with several celebrity guest star filled episodes of WILL & GRACE. Then on Thursday, there's the� WAY GAY SING-A-LONG featuring videos from divas, gay icons & other camp classics. Three Dollar Bill members get a discount to all of the events.

Our friends at Grand Illusion Cinema have THE UPSETTER: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY, the story of the innovative reggae musician as narrated by Benicio Del Toro. The Late Night movie is 1973's THE LAST BATH, a locally made pornographic� film produced by the owner of the now-defunct adult movie house The Apple Theater.� How many opportunities does one get to see porn and local landmarks in the same film? Don't miss this extremely rare and highly surreal film.

Lastly, Terence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE opens Friday at the Egyptian, so you can decide for yourself whether it deserved to be booed at Cannes.� We recommend a visit to Malick's shelf in our Director's section to review his filmography beforehand. Happy Father's Day to all our dads on staff here and all of you out there.� Happy viewing!

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