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Thelma Schoonmaker Returns!

Twice in one year?  That’s right, Scarecrow Video is honored to once again welcome Thelma Schoonmaker back to our store on Wednesday, November 5th, 2 p.m.  With Martin Scorsese’s next film, Silence, underway, it may be a couple of years before Thelma is able to return to our fair city.  We encourage one and all to come out, meet this maestro of film editing, chat with her about the art of film and pick up some of your beloved Scorsese movies to have her sign.

Thelma Schoonmaker can be called nothing less than one of American film’s treasures.  The award-winning editor has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on all 18 (soon to be 19) of his films.  She has been nominated for seven Oscars in the Film Editing category, and has won three of them for Raging Bull, The Aviator, and The Departed.  She has received seven BAFTA award nominations in Film Editing including for their most recent collaboration, The Wolf of Wall Street, and has won for two of them, Raging Bull and Goodfellas.  She has also joined Martin Scorsese in her active commitment to film preservation, specifically focusing on the restoration and preservation of the films of her late husband, legendary director Michael Powell.  In addition to her appearance at Scarecrow, the Seattle Art Museum is also presenting two amazing evenings with Thelma:

Tuesday, November 4th – Thelma will present legendary film director, Michael Powell’s, Black Narcissus, one of the most stunning Technicolor films ever made.  

Wednesday, November 5th - Thelma will give an illustrated talk on the art of film editing and screen the Motion Picture Academy 35mm print of Raging Bull, for which she won her first Oscar.

Both events start at 7:30pm at 1st Avenue & Union Street in SAM Downtown.

Purchase series tickets online at, or 206-654-3210.

Series tickets $18;

SIFF, NWFF, TheFilmSchool, SFI and SAM members $14.

Single tickets at the door, day of show if available, $10.

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