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Cinema Happenings for the week of March 14th

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

Hello lovers of cinema, please indulge us as we offer an overview of repertory revivals, films festivals and limited releases. While things aren’t quite as jam packed with ace events there’s still plenty to watch besides a required viewing of Wes Anderson’s latest The Grand Budapest Hotel. 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: 8pm VHSpresso staff picks- The Sword of Doom

SATURDAY: 8pm Kevin Clarke hosts- Sita Sings The Blues

SUNDAY: 2pm Lois Weber’s Where Are My Children? (1916)

                   6pm Stop-Mo-Rama with Mysterious Island

MONDAY: 7pm Oh Yeah! Women on Punk: The Decline of Western Civilization

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7pm Nobody Loves Me

THURSDAY: 7pm Temple Grandin

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.

Hey! Didya know Scarecrow’s pal, the wonderful and amazing Thelma Schoonmaker is coming back to town? She’ll be presenting films by her late husband Michael Powell at the Seattle Art Museum Thursday and Friday night. We’re talking the 20th and 21st. On Thursday night the film is A Matter of Life and Death and Friday the picture is Gone to Earth. And if you are free Friday (the 21st) afternoon around 2pm stop by Scarecrow Video to say “hi” to Thelma Schoonmaker who’ll be visiting our store.

Down the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA is a weeklong run of a new 35mm print of the landmark American indie, Northern Lights. Anime fans take note there are limited showings of Tiger and Bunny: The Rising. Since there are only a handful of screenings and limited seating advance tickets are advised. 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.

As usual, NORTHWEST FILM FORUM  has a bunch of cool stuff happening this week. First up is the latest by Canadian director Denis Cote Vic + Flo Saw A Bear. For two nights only the NWFF is screening a digital restoration of the legendary video essay, Los Angeles Plays Itself. Finally, The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is hosting a conference here in the Emerald City and the Film Forum is hosting nightly events in conjunction with the conference. Films showing this week at SCMS at NWFF include Archival Activism: Reclaiming and Remixing the Battle of Seattle and Pacific Wonders: Nontheatrical Films From the Pacific Northwest.

SIFF CINEMA is showing a documentary called If You Build It at their film center on Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s 7:15 show includes a workshop. Other special events at SIFF’s uptown venue include a collection of Lotte Reinger shorts accompanied by live music performed by Miles and Katrina. This event happens on Sunday. The other exciting event is a showing of Harry Smith’s Heaven and Earth Magic, a multi-projector performance by film historian Dennis Nyback accompanied by live music by local treasure Lori Goldston and others.

Undoubtedly we’ve missed a few gems so get out and look around for yourself. There’s plenty of cinematic wonder to be discovered here in town. 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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