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The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at Scarecrow, Grand Illusion, and Northwest Film Forum!

Later this month, the Grand Illusion Cinema and the Northwest Film Forum have joined forces to bring you part of a touring retrospective of one of cinema's greatest masters, Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. Many of his films have never been properly distributed in the US and are unavailable on home video. 

ALSO LIKE LIFE: THE FILMS OF HOU HSIAO-HSIEN begins on Friday, March 20th with shows at both the Grand Illusion and NWFF

The night before, on Thursday the 19th at 7pm, we'll be hosting a kickoff showing of Hou's early feature THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI in our Screening Room, which isn't screening as part of the proper retrospective. The film will be introduced by local critic, friend of the store, and Asian cinema scholar Sean Gilman, and best of all, it's FREE!

Here's the full schedule of movies running at the GI and NWFF. Five films are screening in total, and each will play at both venues:

Fri 3/20: A TIME TO LIVE AND A TIME TO DIE @ Grand Illusion Cinema (7PM)
Sat 3/21: DUST IN THE WIND @ Northwest Film Forum (5PM)
Sun 3/22: GOOD MEN, GOOD WOMEN @ Grand Illusion Cinema (5PM)
Mon 3/23: FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI @ Northwest Film Forum (3PM)
Mon 3/23: A TIME TO LIVE AND A TIME TO DIE @ Northwest Film Forum (7PM)
Tues 3/24: DUST IN THE WIND @ Grand Illusion Cinema (7PM)
Weds 3/25: MILLENIUM MAMBO @ Northwest Film Forum (8PM)
Thurs, 3/26: FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI @ Grand Illusion Cinema (7PM)
Fri, 3/27: GOOD MEN, GOOD WOMEN @ Northwest Film Forum (8PM)
Sat, 3/28: MILLENIUM MAMBO @ Grand Illusion Cinema (4:45PM)

Visit the Grand Illusion's or the Film Forum's Websites for advanced tickets to any of these films!


ALSO ALSO LIKE LIFE: More of the Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien!

This Hou retrospective is basically the repertory film event of the year here in Seattle. We're tremendously lucky to get these films here in town. But many of Hou's films aren't a part of the retrospective, so here at Scarecrow we've decided to fill in a few of the blanks. 

In addition to the kickoff screening of THE BOYS FROM FENGKUEI on the 19th, once the full series at Grand Illusion and NWFF is complete, we'll be screening a few of the remaining titles here in our own Screening Room!

Mon 3/30: CITY OF SADNESS (6:30PM)
Tues 3/31: THE PUPPETMASTER (6:30PM)
Tues 4/7: CAFE LUMIERE (7PM)

ALL of the Screenings here at Scarecrow are of course absolutely FREE! We can't wait for everyone to see all of these fantastic films.


But Wait!! There's also a PARTY!! WOOO!!

To celebrate this amazing series and partnership, the unstoppable independent film triumvirate of Scarecrow Video, the Grand Illusion Cinema and Northwest Film Forum are teaming up for a combined member/volunteer party before the 8pm screening of MILLENNIUM MAMBO at the Film Forum. Everyone who is a member or volunteer at any of these three independent powerhouses gets a free drink, in thanks for your support! Be sure to bring your membership card(s) and represent with pride. The fun starts Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 PM.

Sign Up for a Scarecrow Project Membership!

Get member-discount tickets to Millennium Mambo here.

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