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Cinema Happenings for the week of November 29th

Here's what's going on in the vicinity of Seattle's cinematic epicenter

Greetings Film Friends!

First off- Mark your calendars for the weekend of December 6th-8th for Scarecrow’s 25th Anniversary. We’ll be having lots of good stuff on sale plus some amazing rental deals. Be sure to stop by and help us celebrate!

Lots of you may be busy travelling, shopping, digesting, and other post-Thanksgiving activities. You are advised to see some movies too and, like usual, there is a lot to enjoy including some great repertory title, some intriguing new films and Disney’s latest big screen cartoon, Frozen.

SCARECROW VIDEO SCREENING ROOM- We've got loads of fun going on in our screening room. Admission is free (but you have to be 21 or over after 3pm) and we sell snacks, beer, coffee, tea and popcorn at VHSpresso to accommodate your viewing needs.  

SUNDAY: 1pm Never Say Goodbye

MONDAY: 7pm Hairspray

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7pm Beaches

THURSDAY: 7pm PUPPET CHANUKAH DOUBLE FEATURE: Chanukah & Passover at Bubbe’s plus Chanukah on Planet Matzah Ball

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.


Our pals down the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA have a 35mm print of Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven. It’s a classic and well worth seeing multiple times. A low-brow classic of a different sort screens Friday and Saturday at 11pm also from a 35mm print (a rare one from the American Genre Film Archive). Linda Blair is Savage Streets. On Saturday are special showings of a punk rock documentary called Filmage: The Story of The Descendents/All. Unfortunately most of the shows are already sold out but you can get tickets for the 3pm screening by clicking here.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM The Capitol Hill venue has a new documentary by Benny & Joshua Safdie called Lenny Cooke about a promising young basketball player whose destiny to join the greats just doesn’t work out. The 30th finds NWFF hosting an exciting mix of music and image as they pay tribute to the late Lou Reed. The festivities start at 9pm and features music from several local artists. For more details click here.

And let’s not forget THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM’S 36th Annual Film Noir Series concludes Thursday night with Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey. Modern noir at its best!

CENTRAL CINEMA’s highlight this week is A Very Alan Thickemas which incorporates Alan Thicke, 80s TV and a puppet show. It’s all the work of Seattle’s very own Beta Society.

SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN Has a couple of noteworthy European titles opening this week. Stephen Frears’ Philomena stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Notorious director Bruno Dumont’s latest, Camille Claudel 1915 stars the one and only Juliette Binoche. Thursday night SIFF hosts a special sneak preview of a new documentary called Bettie Page Reveals All and the screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with the director and a live burlesque performance. It’s a special engagement so get your tickets early!

Showing for one week only at the VARSITY is the new Italian film The Great Beauty.

Also in the University District at Sundance Cinemas are two new documentaries: The Armstrong Lie and The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers.

We’d be remiss not to mention a couple of other titles hitting a few screens around town. First of is Homefront, a new action film starring Jason Statham based on a script written by his Expendables pal Sylvester Stallone. Spike Lee’s latest joint, a remake of Chan-wook Park’s crazy Korean classic Oldboy, hits the screens with Josh Brolin in the lead. Here’s the trailer for Spike’s redo.


Once again, Seattle offers an abundance of cinematic delight. Hopefully you'll have time to visit a theatre or two and be sure to stock up at Scarecrow Video to enhance this week’s viewing pleasures.

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