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Theatrical round up for November 18th on to Thanksgiving

Here's what's happening on screens for the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Follow the links for showtimes, ticket details, and more information.

Scarecrow will be open 11am-8pm on Thanksgiving  and 11am-Midnight on Friday for all your post-feast needs.

 

SIFF Cinema

Wednesday, November 16-Sunday, November 20

SEATTLE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL--The third annual festival continues with a weekend of films, culminating in Sunday Closing Night papal comedy HABEMUS PAPAM by Nanni Moretti.

Friday, November 18-Tuesday, November 22

PUBLIC SPEAKING:FRAN LEBOWITZ--Martin Scorsese's giddy and chatty documentary on writer/social critic Fran Lebowitz.

HELL AND BACK AGAIN--This award-winning documentary by photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis follows US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan.

Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19

HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 (FULL SEQUENCE)--"Rather than continuation of the first movie, Full Sequence worms its way into reality, as a sickly, disturbed security guard named Martin takes gory inspiration from the original film to horrific new extremes."

Opening Wednesday, November 23

LONDON BOULEVARD--A stylish gangster thriller from the writer of THE DEPARTED, starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightly, Ray Winstone, and David Thewlis.

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY--A dark dysfunctional family comedy starring Ellen Barkin, Thomas Hayden Church, and Demi Moore.

Continuing runs

LE HAVRE--Aki Kaurismäki's warmhearted political fairy tale.

MUPPETS, MUSIC & MAGIC: JIM HENSON'S LEGACY--SIFF's Muppet retrospective ends this week with THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN, THE DARK CRYSTAL, and a LABYRNITH Quote-a-Long.

THE SWELL SEASON--The real life love story behind the band from the excellent film ONCE. Swell Season's Marketa Irglova will be performing at The Triple Door on Tuesday, November 22nd.

 

 

Northwest Film Forum

Friday, November 18-Wednesday, November 23

YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS (TODOS VOS SODES CAPITANS)--Spanish-French director Oliver Laxe blurs the line between fiction and documentary with this story of a filmmaker (Laxe) heading to Tangier ostensibly conducting a filmmaking workshops for disadvantaged children, but who also may be using the kids as stars of his own film. Laxe will be in attendance for the screenings.

Friday, Novmeber 18-Sunday, November 20

DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST--A new 35mm print of Robert Bresson's classic about Claude Laydu, a rookie priest on assignment in a small French village. According to the NWFF description, Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader based Travis Bickle on the priest.

 

Frye Art Museum

Sunday, November 20

A WORLD IN REAR WINDOW: THE CINEMA OF LIMITED PERSPECTIVE--Local film critic Robert Horton leads a discussion on,"how movies—including Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) and Lifeboat (1944), Polanski's The Tenant (1976), and recent experiments such as Paranormal Activity (2007) and Lebanon (2009)—find their meaning by narrowing their gaze."

 

Central Cinema

November 18-20 and 23

PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES--This Steve Martin/John Candy vehicle (get it, vehicle?) is the best Thanksgiving-set film ever.

November 18-22

THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN--His absence from THE OFFICE makes me realize just how much I love Steve Carell.

Monday, November 21

BREAKIN'--Jason Miller's BADMOVIEART returns with the classic breakdancing film. Viva Lucinda Dickey!

Tuesday, November 22

THE GOLDEN GIRLS--TV Dinner returns with episodes of this still great show. I hope they show this episode.

 

Grand Illusion Cinema

Friday, November 18-24

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE--Directors Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler traces funk/punk band Fishbone's influence, and struggle as individualistic, genre-blending artists. Anderson will be in attendance for the shows on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, November 19

ARID LANDS--A documenatary about the land and people of the Columbia River Basin in southeastern Washington State.

Late Nights: Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19

QUIET SHOES--Local filmmaker Issac Olsen's comedic noir about a down & out private detective and the shoes that may be his way out of the dumps. It all takes place in the gritter parts of Tacoma.

 

And last but not least, THE MUPPETS is playing at Cinerama. Confidential to the Cinema Gods: Please let it be good.

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