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Cinema happenings for Labor Day weekend!

Scarecrow Video will be open our regular hours all weekend, including 11am-11pm on Labor Day, for all your holiday weekend viewing needs. Here's some of what's playing on screens around town:

It looks like the weather is going to be fine and dandy for BUMBERSHOOT at Seattle Center. You can take refuge from the sun/noise/Shishkaberry-crazed festival goers all weekend inside SIFF Cinema with the 1 REEL FILM FESTIVAL. There will be selections from SIFF 2011, films for kids, shorts from the folks at Tasveer, movies from the 48 Hour FIlm Project and much more. We also highly recommend you attend one or more of the DOUG LOVES MOVIES podcast tapings at the Bagley Wright Theater (you'll need the separate comedy ticket for it). If you've never listened to Mr. Benson's podcast or played the Leonard Maltin game, seeing it live is the best way to experience it for the first time.We also strongly recommend you see our colleagues Kevin Clarke and Travis Vogt  perform a "song and story" at WEIRD AND AWESOME WITH EMMETT MONTGOMERY on Saturday in the Vera Project. You can get more details about all the festival happenings and plot your schedule online at the Bumbershoot site or use one of the great guides in The Stranger and Seattle Weekly

Northwest Film Forum has two fine films on their two fine screens: John Sayles' AMIGO, a drama set in 1900 during the Philippine-American War that stars Joel Torre as the mayor of a small village under pressure to collaborate with the US troop led by a brutal colonel (Chris Cooper); and Alberto Cavalcanti's 1942  WENT THE DAY WELL?, the story of a small England town infiltrated by German troops trying to set up a post for their coming invasion.

Central Cinema starts the holiday weekend with the certified classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI. The found footage freakout of COLLIDE-O-SCOPE  returns on Monday with oddball selections from UNCLE WALT'S VAULTS. On Tuesday there's a Boys Pajama Party with GYMKATA., a movie we play a lot here in the store. Then on Thursday there's yet another opportunity to experience THE ROOM.

The good people down the street at Grand Ilusion Cinema have THE AFTERLIGHT, a haunting, atmospheric, and emotional story of a young couple seeking a fresh start out in the country.  The GI's Late Nights return from their summer hiatus with the satanic horror of 1982's SUPERSTITION (caution, this trailer gets a bit gory).

We at Scarecrow wish you all a happy & safe weekend!