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Cinema Happenings for the week of March 7th

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

Hi movie lovers here are some cinematic suggestions as we offer an overview of repertory revivals, films festivals and limited releases. Enough of this palaver, Let’s get the show on the road and start with US!

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: 6-8pm Troma Tribute Weekend with special guest Lloyd Kaufman

SATURDAY: 8pm Troma Tribute Weekend

SUNDAY: 2pm The Bride Wore Red

MONDAY: 7pm Survival Research Laboratories Live In Seattle

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7:30pm Pacific Aggression Live Tweet press screening

THURSDAY: 7pm Quasi at the Quackadero and other cartoons and shorts

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.

If you happen to read this Thursday, March 6th be sure to visit our pals down the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA where they are having a one night screening of Eurocrime! A documentary about the Italian “poliziotteschi” genre. Troma Tribute weekend continues Friday and Saturday night with special showings of Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 Friday and Saturday night at 9pm. Lloyd Kaufan and two of the film’s stars will be in attendance. Advance tickets are available and advised. Also showing all week is Dominique Benicheti’s masterpiece Cousin Jules. The Sprocket Society’s Secret Saturday Matinees continue on Saturdays at 2pm. Here’s a preview for this week’s show. The cinema’s showtimes are complicated so click on the cinema’s link for details.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM  has a bunch of neat stuff happening this week. First up is an award winning documentary from Portland called Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse. Also happening at the Capitol Hill venue is a late night showing of Streets of Fire, the NWFF has become the new home for Women in Film Seattle’s: The Second Tuesday (the event happens Tuesday night – natch) and finally Thursday night is the Festival of (In)appropriation with filmmaker Josh Hite in attendance.

SIFF CINEMA’s main event this week is the opening of the new French film Stranger By The Lake. Held over due to popular demand is Maidentrip , Walking The Camino and the National Theatre Live’s performance of Coriolanus. Sunday’s Doc Brunch series brings about Girl Rising (with cupcakes!)

Other notable local movie action includes the final weekend of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Cool stuff at Sundance Cinemas include a documentary about the wonderful Elaine Stritch called, appropriately, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me and Tim’s Vermeer. Down the street at The Seven Gables Cinema is the new Romanian film Child’s Pose and last but certainly not least The Seattle Art Museum’s film series The Golden Age of Italian Cinema concludes Thursday night with Frederico Fellini’s spectacular Amarcord. If you didn’t buy a series pass, tickets are available at the door.

As you can see, Seattle offers an over-abundance of cinematic delight and there’s plenty more going on! Hopefully you'll take advantage of all these great opportunities and be sure to stock up at Scarecrow Video to enhance this week’s viewing pleasures. 

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