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FURIOUS encore & more for Labor Day weekend & beyond

Happy Labor Day weekend, all. We are open regular hours (11am to 10pm) on Monday for all your extra-day-off / pre-back-to-school viewing needs.

Friday night from 6 to 8pm, stop by our Screening Room for the Closing Party for the VHS Art New Wave Show. You can make last-minute bids on the art, mingle with the artists, and chat with Josh Johnson, director of the new documentary Rewind This! a joyous ode to VHS and the home video revolution (look closely for glimpses of our store!).

Much thanks to everyone who came out to see Furious. We were beyond thrilled to see the screening room packed with enthusiastic viewers and honored to have director Tim Everitt in attendance to witness the love for his work. If you missed it (or need to see it again), we'll have a special encore screening Saturday at 8pm. Bring your friends and save yourself the time explaining its greatness. As always, the show is FREE and 21 & over with beer and other refreshments available from VHSpresso.


The aforementioned Rewind This! will be playing all week down the street from us at Grand Illusion Cinema with the aforementioned Johnson in attendance. Friday & Saturday night, be sure to take in David Cronenberg's Videodrome on lovely 35mm and the "an all-out nightmare of perverted dayglo 80s Expressionism" of  Dr. Caligari (trailer NSFW) on Sunday. It will be shown on lovely VHS with an intro by Mr. Johnson.


SIFF Cinema welcomes the indie hit I Declare War, a blend of Stand By Me and Lord of The Flies in which a group of pre-teens takes sides (one is led by a kid whose favorite movies is Patton) for a game of Capture the Flag, "but in their mind's eye they blur fantasy and reality: the weapons are real and the game is deadly serious."

Totally 80s Tuesdays start with two of John Carpenter's finest: Escape from New York and They Live. Check out the rest of the double features coming up over the next few weeks, as I feel you will want to make sure your Tuesday nights are free for a while.

Continuing on at SIFF are The World's End, Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost's hilarious tale of  pub crawlers vs. alien robots, and Lee Daniels' The Butler, the remarkable story of a White House butler (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents over three decades.

For those of you who will be Bumbershooting this weekend, the 1 Reel Film Festival is at the SIFF Film Center. Check the schedule for the full list of events. For other film-centered fun, we recommed the Doug Loves Movies podcast taping on Monday.


Northwest Film Forum this weekend has Code of the West a documentary that chronicles Montana's debate on whether or not to repeal their once-pioneering medical marijuana laws. Each show will be followed by Q & A with drug policy and law enforcement experts.

Thursday night, NWFF has a new restoration of The Harder They Come, the seminal reggae film that introduced the world to the music and its star Jimmy Cliff. Cliff will be performing at Neptune Theatre on Sunday, September 8.

Writer & director Jem Cohen (who directed R.E.M.'s "Nightswimming" video) new film Museum Hours, set in the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, follows the growing friendship between a museum guard and a Canadian woman in the city for a medical emergency. "Their meetings spark an unexpected series of explorations of their own lives and the life of the city, and of the way art can reflect and shape daily experience."


Central Cinema ties the room together this week with The Big Lebowski. Wednesday's 9:30pm show is only 99 cents, giving you more money to spend on White Russians.

Thursday's all-ages & family-friendly Cartoon Happy Hour will be followed by another opportunity for you and yours to experience the phenomenon of Tommy Wiseau's The Room.


And if you're using the long weekend as an excuse to stay up / stay out late, the Midnight Movie on Saturday night at Harvard Exit Theatre is Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.


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