This week's weather report for the lovely Puget Sount area: rain, followed by more rain, with occasional showers breaking through. Yup, it's March in Seattle. Fortunately for us, my fellow Seattleites, it's always raining film in Seattle as well. I know, 'round here we don't let a little rain stop us from getting out and doing our biking, hiking and mountain climbing, but when you get done with all that, go bask in the warm glow of the projector light and watch one of the many cool films showing around the Seattle.

UW Film Club 

Be Here to Love Me, FREE screening, Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30PM, UW, Smith 120 

UPCOMING:

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.

 

Central Cinema

The Red, the Black, the Green, the Dream - a film about "the Black Indians" and the "relationship between blacks and native Americans"; includes a panel discussion. Thursday, March 23, film @ 6:30PM, panelists @ 8PM.

Suddenly - Sinatra! As a presidential assassin! Thursday, March 23 @ 9:30PM

South Asian Women's Film Focus - March 24, 25 and 26.

Trudell - A documentary about Native American poet and activist John Trudell.  March 29, 30 and 31@ 7PM and 9:10PM

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

Hair High - Bill Plympton's gothic '50s high school comedy, featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman, Dermot Mulroney, Matt Groening, Martha Plimpton and Keith and David Carradine. Bil Plympton will attend the March 23 screening, and everyone coming that night gets a FREE original Plympton drawing! March 23-29, Thurs-Weds @ 7 and 9PM and, plus Sat. and Sun. @ 5PM 

Spirit of the Beehive - This film from Spain, set during the Spanish Civil War, is about a little girl, Ana, who becomes convinced after seeing the movie Frankenstein that the Monster is real. Selected as one of the 20th Century's 100 Greatest Films in a TIME OUT poll, and shown on a brand-new 35mm print. March 24-30 at 7PM and 9PM, plus Sat. and Sun @ 3PM 

Currently showing at Landmark Theaters

The Egyptian: Brokeback Mountain and a midnight showing of A Fistful of Dollars!

Harvard Exit: Capote and Joyeux Noël

Guild 45th: CSA: The Confederate States of America and Tsotsi

Metro:  Transamerica; The Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaThe Libertine;  Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story;  Unknown White Male;  Sophie Scholl: The Final Days; Don't Come Knocking

The Neptune: V for Vendetta

Seven Gables: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

Varsity:  The Fallen Idol; Duck Season; Crash

Random Roundup

Grand Illusion:

Battle in Heaven, March 24-30 @ 7PM and 9PM, plus Sat and Sun @ 3PM and 5PM

Joysticks - the only film to feature Pac Man, Donkey Kong and Joe Don Baker! March 24-25 @ 11PM


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