- Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) is promising what thousands of dollars in plastic surgeries and ritual sacrifices to pagan gods have not delivered: immortality. At least, that’s what I presume they’re offering with Forever Young, their ongoing series of family and children’s movies that run from July 9 to October 6. Beginning with Mia and the Migoo, the series also includes a peek at A World of Animation From the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which includes seven short films from around the world. Information about showtimes and other films is available at the site. Just let me know if you find out how many kids’ movies I have to see to get rid of these eyebrow wrinkles. (Topamax)
- As if that wasn’t enough, Film Streams is also attempting to redeem screwball romantic comedies, which I can only assume means putting Katherine Heigl down like a rabid dog. From July 22 until September 29, Film Streams is screening 10 classic laugh-fests like The Philadelphia Story and His Girl Friday. You know, movies that would be dumbed-down and star modestly talented, should-be-fashion-models if they were made today.
- The Harry Potter phenomenon in its twilight—meaning it’s about to be over, not that it now features sparkly, pale, homeless-looking vampires. So don’t forget to check out events around town like Aksarben Cinema’s (aksarbencinema.com) screening of The Deathly Hallows Part I. On July 14th, just one day before Harry and Voldemort finally get it on…er…duel with wands…er…have their epic final fight, you can see an 8 pm showing of the first half of the final chapter. Plus, just by going, you’ll receive a collectible card that allows you priority seating at the midnight showing of Part II just hours later. It’s positively Potter-ific.
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