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Cinema Happenings for the week of May 9

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

The calm before the SIFF. Yep, The Seattle International Film Festival kicks off Thursday the 15th. Consequently it is slightly more subdued week in Seattle cinema’s but there is still an abundance of reasons to get on out and see some movies. To help with your plans here is on overview of what’s going on with an emphasis on revivals, arthouse, limited runs and the like. Enough of this palaver…let’s get the show on the road!

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 SIFFORTY – Best of Midnights presents Re-Animator

SATURDAY: 6pm SIFFORTY – Best of Midnights presents Battle Royale and then at 8pm it’s Meet The Feebles

SUNDAY: 2pm the Mommie Dearest and 6pm SIFFORTY – Best of Midnights presents Parents

MONDAY: 7pm SIFFORTY – Best of Midnights presents Dead Snow

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: SIFFORTY – Best of Midnights presents The Day of the Beast

THURSDAY: The Dreaming’s GODZILLA-FEST presents Gojira

Plus don't forget 2 for 1 Wednesday Rentals.

 Here are some cinematic events transpiring around town. Let’s start with the film festivals!

 The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (aka STIFF) wraps up this Saturday at a few different venues. Click on the link for schedule and details.

 The Cinerama is hosting its extremely cool second annual Sci-Fi Film Festival with a bunch of great films and amazing special guests. The fest ends on Monday, click on the link for a full schedule.

 Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival runs Thursday May 8 through Sunday the 11th. It’s the ninth year of the film festival and venues include The Harvard Exit and The Northwest Film Forum. There is a wide variety of films and special events. Click on the link for details.

 Since we mentioned it, NORTHWEST FILM FORUM has a few other events besides Translations including new American indie It Felt Like Love and Tuesday night it’s the monthly Women In Film program.

 SIFF CINEMA is keeping busy before their film festival kicks off. Hitting the screens this week is the latest by Francois Ozon, Young And Beautiful, The Royal Shakespeare Compnay Live: Richard II, a screening of the original Rosemary’s Baby, and too make sure you get your proper amateur smut intake the venue is hosting Dan Savage’s Hump Tour whose shows will be introduced by Mr. Savage himself.

After a week off the Seattle Art Museum film series As You Like It: Three Decades of Classic British Films continues Thursday night with The Mouse That Roared. If you didn’t buy a series pass tickets are available at the door.

 After keeping busy as one of STIFF’s venues, The Grand Illusion Cinema celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Pulp Fiction (with a 35mm print!)

 Meaningful Movies brings their regular Friday night screening of documentary films with a social justice bent this week it is Girl Rising. The 7pm show is at the Keystone Church in Wallingford.

 Limited openings include:

Teenage and Fed Up at Varsity Theatre

Blue Ruin at Sundance Cinemas

Fading Gigolo at The Seven Gables

 And, finally, a quick mention of Moviecat Trivia Night at Central Cinema

 See you at the movies!

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