It's cold and rainy here in blustery Seattle, so why not go catch a movie? Here's a roundup of some of the film offerings around the Emerald City:

UW Film Club 

UPCOMING:

Aaina: Southeast Asian Women Film Focus, March 24-26

Seattle Arab and Iranian Film Festival 2006, March 31-April 6 - The festival has some promising films lined up, including Sundance winner Iraq in Fragments.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival The festival winds up this weekend, but there's still time to catch some great films:

Thursday, March 16 - Ushpizin @ 6:30PM and Checking Out @ 8:50PM

Saturday, March 18 -  Campfire @ 7PM and Joy @ 9:10PM

Sunday, March 19 - Rashevski's Tango @ 11AM; Becoming Rachel @ 1PM; Awake Zion @ 3PM; Schwartz Dynasty @ 5PM; and Go for Zucker! @ 7:45pm

Check out the festival website for film descriptions.

Central Cinema

Bring your favorite tree hugger to see Mama Earth, March 15, 16 and 17 @ 7PM and 9PM

US Women and Cuba: Portrait of Teresa @ 6:30PM and 9:30PM

Northwest Film Forum

Duma (Carroll Ballard, USA/South Africa, 2005, 35mm, 100 mins): This long-awaited and critically-acclaimed film was shelved after it finished filming, and is now finally getting released. The film is about a boy named Xan who must return his best friend - a cheetah named Duma- to his native habitat. HELD OVER!!! March 18-19 and 25-26 @ 2PM

The Cinema Alone: A History of Jean-Luc Godard : Includes the Seattle premiere of Historie(s) du Cinema, and rare screenings of some of Godard's most treasured films.

Seattle premiere of Historie(s) du Cinema, March 17-18: Part One Friday @7PM and Part Two Saturday @ 7PM

Band of Outsiders  - March 18-20, Saturday @ 12pm, 4pm; Sunday at 12PM, 4pm and 7PM; Monday at 7PM

Weekend - March 18-20, Saturday and Sunday @2PM;  Monday @ 9PM

In Praise of Love - March 21 @ 7PM and 9PM

Every Man for Himself - March 22 @ 7PM and 9PM

Currently showing at Landmark Theaters

The Egyptian: Brokeback Mountain and a midnight showing of Army of Darkness!

Harvard Exit: Capote and Unknown White Male

Guild 45th: The Libertine and Tsotsi

Metro:  Transamerica; The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada; Why We FightTristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story;  Night WatchDave Chappelle's Block Party; Rape of the Soul

The Neptune: V for Vendetta

Seven Gables: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Varsity: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days; Dragonball Z; Crash; The Hills Have Eyes

Random Roundup

Grand Illusion: Neighbor No. 13 - A Japanese horror film by Yasuo Inoue.

NOTE: If you're in the Seattle area and have a film event you'd like listed here, email me at kim@cinematical.com.