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Cinema Happenings for the week of February 14

It's a romantic week for all you movie lovers out there!

To mangle some French: It's time for some amour d’cinema! Ne’st pas?

It’s another great week to hit the theaters. We suggest a date night or two or three. Let’s get going and start with US where we have a couple of extra special events!

 SCARECROW VIDEO 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.  

FRIDAY: 7pm VHSex (trailer NSFW – sequel plays at 9pm up at the Grand Illusion)

SATURDAY: 8pm Fangs

SUNDAY: 2pm Customer selected film featured in The Story of Film

                   5pm OSCAR MICHEAUX TRIBUTE

MONDAY: 7pm The Invoking Pre-Release Party with Cast & Crew

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7pm BAADASSSSS CINEMA The Spook Who Sat By The Door

THURSDAY: 7pm The Story of Film: An Odyssey Episode 15

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.

Our pals down the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA have a special Valentines show VHSex2 (trailer appropriately NSFW). You can catch part one in the Scarecrow screening room then head up the street for more salacious shenanigans. Saturday night brings one last screening of Interior. Leather Bar. Sunday afternoon brings about a showing of the powerful new documentary The Act of Killing. The cinema is also starting a festival of Woody Allen films of the 80s. Week one puts Hannah and Her Sisters and The Purple Rose of Cairo on the screen. The timing of this series isn’t the best but the cinema assures us that these films were booked months ago and are not meant as a comment on recent events. Finally the Sprocket Society’s Secret Saturday Matinees continue on Saturdays at 2pm. Here’s a preview for this week’s show. The showtimes are complicated so click on the cinema’s link for details.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM The Capitol Hill venue has some suitably offbeat romantic French films including a new 35mm print of Claire Denis’ controversial vampire film Trouble Every Day and a digital restoration of Leos Carax’s second film Mauvais Sang. Sunday brings visiting filmmaker Tony Buba and his film We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital.

SIFF CINEMA has a whole lot going on including SIFF’s film noir series, Noir City, which is in full swing with too many films to list here so click on the link. They are hosting one of their Doc Brunches on Sunday with the Academy Award nominated Cutie and the Boxer. Starting Tuesday is a special presentation of National Theatre Live’s performance of Coriolanus, advance tickets are available. At SIFF’s Film Center they are hosting a special Love Weekend with Harold and Maude and Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy.

The Seattle Art Musuem’s film series The Golden Age of Italian Cinema continues Thursday night with Mario Monicelli’s The Organizer starring Marcello Mastroianni. If you didn’t buy a series pass, tickets are available at the door.

Other notable local movie action include The Seattle Black Panther Film Festival showing at Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City and Sundance Cinemas has the intriguing new jazz documentary The Girls in the Band.

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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