Join Minneapolis film maker John Ervin for a free Happy Hour screening of his new project THE TIKI WAR on Monday, June 29, at 5:30 pm!
THE TIKI WAR: “Mad Men” meets “Breaking Bad” in this exploration of mob-ruled Chicago, rum-soaked Cuba, post-war Korea and pre-Kennedy Washington.
Over the course of one busy, bloody hour, the night before President Kennedy’s inauguration, “The Tiki War” follows three rival club owners and two luckless entertainers as they battle over territory, honor, heroin and Cuba’s most potent rum.
For more info on “The Tiki War” go to www.thetikiwar.com.
For the past ten years and counting, the Found Footage Festival has toured the country, with co-founders founders Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett presenting their carefully curated found video treasures on the big screen. Tomorrow and Friday, the Found Footage Festival land at Seattle’s Central Cinema. In advance of the shows (one on Thursday, two on Friday), David Schmader at The Stranger chatted up Nick Preuher about all things FFF.
Joe and Nick are coming to Seattle and bringing their Found Footage Fest back to Central Cinema, this time for two nights. In the past we have had to squeeze three back-to-back shows into one night to accommodate their hectic tour schedule. This year we get to spread it out a little over both Thursday and Friday December 4th & 5th. Joe and Nick are so funny it literally hurts to go to their show. Vol. 7 is their latest installment of new material dug up from the FFF cave. These shows always sell out but there is still some room at all three showtimes. Don’t let your procrastinating self miss out this year, go get some tickets now before its too late………
Have you ever chewed your fingernail down to the point where it bled, but the act of chewing was so strangely satisfying that you just kept chewing and chewing until you were all the way up to your shoulder? Of course not. That’s insane. But the fact that you read this far means that you are the kind of person who would enjoy the fourth annual “Comedy of Horrors” Film Festival, April 26th.
“What’s a “Comedy of Horrors” Film Festival?” you ask.
“Didn’t your mom teach you not to talk with your mouth full?” I reply.
The “Comedy of Horrors” Film Festival is a massive serving of horror and comedy: feature-length films and short films. And there is live music. And prizes. There are a LOT of prizes. Yah. All of that. Is it any surprise that Movie Maker Magazine called the fest one of the coolest film festivals in the world?
Thrive Cafe is hosting a thought-provoking and delicious film series here at Central Cinema. Thrive’s Fresh Film Series screens award-winning health related documentaries, while savoring a 3 course lunch catered by Thrive, followed by a live Q&A Speaker from the movie or local expert. The Film Series is held at lunchtime on the 4th Sunday of each month between August and November 2013.
Van Alan and the Cast & Crew of ECHOES invite you to a screening of their new short film, shot in and around Renton. They are taking over Happy Hour on Sunday August 11th at 5:30. A young family living in the Pacific Northwest encounters a dark, supernatural presence when their son goes missing in the nearby forest. But all is not what it seems in this haunting short film.
Mike and Cooley host our regular screenings of The ROOM and they have gotten to be friends with some of the cast. The other night Juliette Danielle had her face larger than life on our screen as she chatted with the crowd before the show.
Filmed over 12 months, This Is Roller Derby is a colorful and action packed documentary examining the cultural phenomenon of modern roller derby; a full contact sport played by women on roller skates. From its roots in Austin, Texas, it has become the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Australia – not only for its dynamic appeal but also its subcultural influences and community spirit.
In the rural Victorian town of Ballarat Australia, a group of women from varied and diverse socio-economic backgrounds have banded together to grow their own grass-roots roller derby league hoping to become a part of the greater roller derby community. The film follows the Ballarat Roller Derby League and its skaters over the course of twelve months, juxtaposing their journey with the established Australian and Texas roller derby leagues.