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Cinema stuff for the week of June 8

The Seattle International Film Festival comes to and end with a full weekend of fun before Sunday night's closing film, Stephen Gyllenhaal's Grassroots (based on Grant Cogswell's run for Seattle City Council). William Friedkin is in town Saturday night with his new film Killer Joe (Confidential to Mr. Friedkin: We'd be honored if you could visit our store and your shelf in our Director's section). There's also Friday Sunday night's FREE outdoor screening of Coal Miner's Daughter starring SIFF guest Sissy Spacek at the Mural Amphitheater in Seattle Center. Harvard Exit. The outdoor screening was sadly moved inside due to reports of coming thunderstorms. You still should take advantage of the opportunity to see this wonderful film with an appreciative crowd.


Northwest Film Forum

Friday, June 8--Thursday, June 14

The Day He Arrives--Korean filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest film follows an artist over the course of a day as he searches for inspiration in his local watering holes, running in to his ex-girlfriend and her look-alike along the way.

N-E-X-D-O-C-S--A week-long series celebrates new and innovative documentaries with a different film each night. Visit the series site for the full list, which includes the Seattle premiere of two films by director Jon Jost: The Narcissus Flowers of Katsura-shima on Tuesday and Dissonance on Thursday. Mr. Jost will be in attendance for both screenings.


Friday, June 8

Music-Craft featuring Blondie, The Cure, and The Clash--Rare concert footage from these three artists, all shot before 1981. Nice.


Saturday, June 9 & Sunday June 10

Donna Summer Tribute--NWFF honors the late Queen of Disco with a 35mm screening of Thank God It's Friday, featuring Summer performing the Oscar-winning song "Last Dance."


Sunday, June 10

The Trap of Saving Cambodia--Khmer Unity for Cambodia presents a free screening of this documentary following NGO workers as they struggle against a resistant government to aid those in need.


Monday, June 11

Carin's Peace--An inspiring documentary on actress Carin Corfman, whose promising career was cut short by a brain tumor that robbed her of her short-term memory. Director Gaylen Ross and producer/comedian Lewis Black will be in attendance for the screening.


Thursday, June 14

The Little Match Girl--Jean Renoir's 1928 silent classic with a live score by violin-accordion duo Cricket & Snail.


Central Cinema

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9

Overboard--Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, and an important lesson on class and values in America. 


Friday, June 8--Monday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 13 (captioned)

Dogma--My favorite part of Kevin Smith's film is when Alanis Morrisette does a handstand on the grass in front of the church. Ah...the 90s. Monday's show in Hecklevision with your humorous texts appearing on screen.


Monday, June 11

Johnny Mnemonic--The first movie where Keanu Reeves plugged something into his brain and fought people in a virutal world will be presented in Hecklevision so you can share your humorous obeservations on the what 1995 thought 2021 would be like.


Tuesday, June 12

Flight of the Conchords Trivia--Join hosts Brandon Ryan, Peggy Gannon, and Special Guest host Shane Regan for an evening of questions about everyone's favorite New Zealand band.


Wednesday, June 13

Cliffhanger--Get ready for high adventure with Renny Harlin's 1993 climbing crime film starring Sylvester Stallone, Janine Turner, John Lithgow, and snow-covered peaks.


Thursday, June 14

Cartoon Happy Hour--A family-friendly happy hour with classic cartoons from 5:30-7pm.

The Room--Your monthly chance to experience the phenomenon that is Tommy Wiseau's film.



Grand Illusion Cinema

Friday, June 8--Thursday, June 14

Pretty Poison--Noel Black's 1968 thriller stars Anthony Perkins as a psychotic man recently released from jail and Tuesday Weld as the high school student he befriends and deludes with tales of his fictional secret agent past. The GI is showing a new 35mm print.

Late Nights are still on Spring Break and will return in soon.


We also recommend Prometheus at the Cinerama and Moonrise Kingdom at the Guild 45th. Happy viewing to all.






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