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Independent Video Store Day and other movie events for the October 14th weekend & beyond

Saturday is Independent Video Store Day!!! If you've found your way to this page, you've likely seen this post from our owner and this post about the day's events here at Scarecrow. Stop by and take advantage of all the sales & specials & contests. Remember the 50% OFF USED MOVIES sale starts Saturday and goes on through the week, and the $3 OFF NEW MOVIES is SATURDAY ONLY. We'll see you then.

The Seattle Latino Film Festival begins Friday at SIFF Cinema's McCaw Hall. The Opening Night film is the Argentinian dramedy DOS HERMANOS , which follows a brother and sister as they mend their estranged relationship after the death of their mother. The festival continues through Thursday, October 20th;  visit the SLFF site for the full schedule of films and events.

The other festival kicking off this weekend is the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Friday's Opening Night Gala at The Egyptian features DIRTY GIRL, the 80s' set comedy starring Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Mary Steenburgen, and Dwight Yoakum. The film is followed by a big party at Fred Wildlife Refuge with food and beverages and DJs and a performance by Grammy winning songstress Melissa Manchester, (who co-wrote the film's song "Rainbird" with Mary Steenburgen). The fest continues through next weekend with all kinds of movies & events around town. You can get a full festival program here at Scarecrow or online, and be sure to check out David Schmader's preview in this week's issue of  The Stranger.

Northwest Film Forum will be showing SLGFF films all week, as well as a special PETER FALK TRIBUTE on Friday night, with a double feature of films the late actor made with John Cassavetes, A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE and HUSBANDS.

Central Cinema is also hosting some SLGFF films this week, including the BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Sing-a-Long on Tuesday night. They're also showing BEETLEJUICE throughout the week (including some all-ages screenings), a TV Dinner on Sunday with season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD (if you can stand to eat during all that zombie action), and Thursday brings your monthly opportunity to experience THE ROOM.

Back over at SIFF Cinema's new Film Center, there's the Russian drama SILENT SOULS, a road movie of sorts that The Stranger's  Charles Mudede says is "short, bleak, beautifully scored and photographed...."

Cinerama's 70mm Film Festival ends this weekend with screenings of 2001, THE SOUND OF MUSIC,  and the rarely seen THIS IS CINERAMA. Visit their site for the full schedule. With actual film disappearing rapidly from filmmaking, don't miss a chance to see anything on glorious 70mm.

Tales from the Musicquarium continues Monday night at The Triple Door with BenDeLaCreme's astute analysis of THE UNIVITED, in which "bikini clad coeds are terrorized by a mutant cat with a smaller cat in its mouth."

Our friends at Grand Illusion Cinema continue their  BRIDE OF ALL MONSTERS ATTACK! series with the giant monster mayhem of DEATH KAPPA and Takashi Miike's THE GREAT YOKAI WAR.  Alex de la Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS makes an encore appearance this Friday & Saturday, and on Wednesday there's MADE BY A MACHINE DESCRIBING THE LANDSCAPE, a documentary on indie rockers Califone. Directors Solan Jensen & Joshua Marie Wilkinson will be in attendance. In the Late Night spot, there's Stephen King's killer truck opus  MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

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