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Cinema round up for the October 21st weekend & beyond

SIFF celebrates grand reopening of Queen Anne's Uptown Cinema--their new venue for year-round programming--with three rock musical sing-a-longs and ten of the best films ever to grace the historic theater's screens. We wrote all about it in this blog post.  On Thursday, October 27th, there's a one night only showing of  BOB AND THE MONSTER, a look at the life singer/songwriter Bob Forrest (who you may also recognize as the hat-wearing therapist on Celebrity Rehab). Bob will in be in attendance for Q & A along with director Keirda Bahruth, and there will be an extremely RARE live performance by his band Thelonious Monster.

 

The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival wraps up this weekend with films at Pacific Place and West Seattle's Admiral Theater. The Cinerama will host Sunday's Closing Night film VITO. Visit the Three Dollar Bill Cinema site for the full schedule.

 

Northwest Film Forum has a busy screening schedule this week, starting with COLOR ME OBSSESSED, director Gorman Bechard's documentary about his longtime appreciation for rock icons The Replacements.  Bechard will be in attendance for Friday & Saturday's shows.  OCTUBRE , a film by brothers Daniel and Diego Vega Vidal, has its Seattle premiere at NWFF this week. It's the story of an unlikely group of Peruvians thrown together in an unusual family arrangement, and won the Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2010. On Saturday, there's WOLF SUMMER a family friendly tale of a brave girl defending a wounded wolf and her cubs. On Monday Central Co-op presents THE GREENHORNS, a documentary on the aging agricultural community and the next generation of farmers taking over. Tuesday, there's a rare opportunity to see a film print of D.W. Griffith's INTOLERANCE; Wednesday has Merce Cunningham's OCEAN,;and ONE WAY BOOGIE WOOGIE/27 YEARS LATER--a double feature of 60 shots of industrial urban landscape and the same shots revisited 27 years later--plays on Thursday as part of the Museum of History and Industry's NOW & THEN series.

 

Central Cinema continues their seasonally appropriate programming with HALLOWEEN and THE EXORCIST.  THE EXORCIST II plays Monday as part of the BADMOVIEART series. BadMovieArt curator Jason Miller discussed the film Wednesday on KUOW's The Conversation. There's an all ages TV Dinner of Halloween Specials on Tuesday, and on Thursday ther's a screening of FRANKENHOOKER with live burlesque.

 

The Bride of All Monsters Attack! continues at Grand Illusion Cinema with the original zombie classic, George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and Zack Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD, one of the few solid horror remakes. If you prefer your films a bit less gory, on Monday you can see a collection of MULTI-PROJECTOR EXPERIMENTS BY ROGER BEEBE, all recent work by the experimental filmmaker. Stephen King's truck terror MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE makes an encore appearence in the Late Night viewing spot.

 

Speaking of zombies, ZOMBCON invades the Sea-Tac Hilton this weekend with all kinds of panels & guest speakers (Sid Haig, Bill Mosley, Norman Reedus, etc.) & vendors & other undead entertainments. Enjoy.


 

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