Author Visits

SEPTEMBER

10 Sherman Alexie Not every story in Ten Little Indians is as fine as What You Pawn I Will Redeem, but the

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Author Visits

SEPTEMBER

10 Sherman Alexie Not every story in Ten Little Indians is as fine as What You Pawn I Will Redeem, but the guy is our foremost local writerand always a vivid, funny reader. 7 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333.

11 Vendela Vida Talk about editorial endorsements: The trendy author of And Now You Can Go is married to Dave Eggers. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206- 624-6600.

15 Cynthia Kaplan The actress-author-monologists Why Im Like This is new in paper and good for many laughs. 7 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333. (Also: 7 p.m. Sept. 16, University Book Store, 206-634-3400.)

17 Monica Ali One those English under-30 Granta hotshots, her debut novel is Brick Lane. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

18 Adam Haslett New in paper, his You Are Not a Stranger Here was a finalist for the National Book Award. 7 p.m. University Book Store, 206-634-3400.

22 Jonathan Lethem Everybody wants to read The Fortress of Solitude after his terrific Motherless Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

23 Cathleen Schine The witty N.Y.C. author of Rameaus Niece is back with a look at mother-daughter conflict in She Is Me. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

29 Jeffrey Eugenides Its all about Middlesex, still remarkable, still a best seller (only now in paper). Kicks off the new season of Seattle Arts & Lectures. 7:30 p.m. Benaroya Hall, 206- 621-2230. $9$23.

30 Caroline Alexander What she did for Shackleton, she hopes to do for Bligh and Christian in The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

OCTOBER

2 Robert Putnam Building on his Bowling Alone thesis, his latest pop sociology tome is Better Together: Restoring the American Community. Dont go alone. Town Hall, 206-682-7395.

3 Jhumpa Lahiri The young Pulitzer winner (for her amazing debut story collection The Interpreter of Maladies) returns with her first novel, The Namesake. 7 p.m. UW Kane Hall, 206-624-6600.

4 Ivan Doig The Seattle writers novel Prairie Nocturne is eagerly awaited. 6 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333. (Also: Oct. 13, Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600; Nov. 12, UW Kane Hall, 206-634-3400.)

6 Jonathan Raban See Tim Appelos take on his dot-com-era novel Waxwings in this weeks issue. The first of several area readings. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

7 Nell Freudenberger Lucky Girls is the debut story collection from the young Harvard grad sprung from the pages of The New Yorker two years ago. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay, 206-624-6600.

8 David Guterson Publishers Weekly has already praised the Bainbridge Island writers Our Lady of the Forest. 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 206-624-6600. $5. (Also: 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Third Place, 206-366-3333.)

9 Allison Pearson A touchstone for the smart-mom demographic, her I Dont Know How She Does It is new in paper and still very influential. UW Kane Hall, 206-634-3400.

1819 Northwest Book Fest Heaven for bibliophiles. Magnuson Park, 206-378-1883.

25 Robert Fulghum The 15th anniversary edition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten features 25 more essays of homespun wisdom. 6:30 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333.

27 Anne Garrels In the first, perhaps, of many book-length press accounts, the NPR reporter discusses her Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen by National Public Radios Correspondent. 7 p.m. UW Kane Hall, 206-634-3400.

27 Sandra Cisneros The most popular Latina author in the U.S., shes got a MacArthur and just about every other accolade. 7:30 p.m. Benaroya Hall, $9$23, 206-621-2230.

NOVEMBER

6 Louis Menand One of the finest magazine writers working today (and a Pulitzer Prize winner), The New Yorker staffers latest collection is American Studies. U.W. Kane Hall, 206-634-3400.

6 Amy Tan The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings promises philosophical reflection of the doubtlessly self-determining kind. Town Hall, 206-628-0888. $17.50$45.

11 Simon Winchester His history of the OED, The Meaning of Everything, is a follow-up to his best-selling The Professor and the Madman. 7 p.m. U.W. Kane Hall, 206-634-3400.

15 Mitch Albom The feel-good author of Tuesdays with Morrie returns with The Five People You Meet in Heaven. 6 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333.

DECEMBER

1 Garry Wills The Pulitzer Prize winners latest is Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power, which promises to upset some Virginia residents. 7:30 p.m. Benaroya Hall, 206-621-2230. $9$23.

1 Tobias Wolff His new novel is Old School, set at a prep school in the 60s (pretty much where his memoir ended). 7 p.m. Third Place, 206-366-3333.

Theater

SEPTEMBER

1 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA The winner of seven Tonys back in 1988, its lavish musical entertainment. Paramount Theatre, 206-292-ARTS.

12 Asian Pacific American Stand-Up Comedy Festival Comics from across the nation go for laughs. Northwest Asian American Theatre, 206-340-1445.

16 The Rocky Horror Show Dammit, Janet, theres no Tim Curry, but this is the original stage version of his midnight movie classic if you want to do the time warp again. The 5th Avenue, 206-292-ARTS.

17 The Wedding Banquet A closeted gay man agrees to a marriage of convenience and things spin out of control in a world-premiere musical adaptation of the Ang Lee film. Village Theatre, 425-392-2202.

17 SEATTLE FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL This 13th annual gathering of fringe works features 94 small companies from across the globe, including hot titles with good buzz like JOB: The Hip-Hop Musical. Various venues, 206-342-9172.

24 Candida A young poet becomes enamored of a married woman in Shaws lovely comedy. Taproot Theatre, 206-781-9707.

24 Crumbs from the Table of Joy Lynn Nottages play considers race, family ties, and social progress with a clan in Brooklyn. Tacoma Actors Guild, 253-272-2145.

OCTOBER

3 Ming the Rude A team of Empty Space vets came up with this new musical set in the Kingdom of Courtesy. Empty Space Theatre, 206-547-7500.

7 Flower Drum Song The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set in San Franciscos Asian-American community is updated by playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). The 5th Avenue, 206-292-ARTS.

10 The Gingerbread Man The headlined cookie helps an ailing cuckoo clocks bird with assistance from the kitchens other inhabitants. Seattle Childrens Theatre, 206-441-3322.

10 O, Say a Sunset Experimental director Nikki Appino and composer Robin Holcomb (Project X) collaborate again for a staged song cycle reflection on biologist Rachel Carson. On the Boards, 206-217-9888.

12 Return Journey Performer Bob Kingdom reads Dylan Thomas in this touring production commemorating the artists poetry and prose. Moore Theatre, 206-628-0888.

14 Baby Three different couples each face the news that theyre expecting a little bundle of joy in this pleasant 1984 musical. ArtsWest Playhouse, 206-938-0339.

15 The American Dream Edward Albees typically dark 1961 comedy contemplates what we give up to achieve contentment. Stone Soup Theatre, 206-633-1883.

16 Far Away John Kazanjian directs Caryl Churchills dark, dreamlike consideration of universal inhumanity. New City Warehouse, 206-328-4683.

17 Anatomically Incorrect . . . and Other Stories A late-night offering of comic, tuneful cabaret features both beauty and buffoonery. ArtsWest Playhouse, 206-938-0339.

24 Jonathan Harkers Journal Book-It stages the shivery, frequently overlooked first part of Bram Stokers Draculayoung Harkers nightmarish imprisonment in the Counts castle. Seattle Center House Theatre, 206-216-0833.

24 21 Dog Years Mike Daiseys winning, thoughtful comic solo show, subtitled Doing Time@ Amazon.com, comes back to Seattle after a successful run in New York. Intiman Theatre, 206-269-1900.

NOVEMBER

6 THWAK The dizzying, man-made sound effects of the Umbilical Brothers return in this irreverent, engaging blend of vocal acrobatics and fast-paced physical humor. Kirkland Performance Center, 425-893-9900.

20 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice go pop over a Bible story at Civic Light Opera. Jane Addams/Summit School Auditorium, 206-363-2809.

Classical

SEPTEMBER

13 Seattle Symphony Their season-opening gala, with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Lynn Harrell. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

14 Ralf Gothoni A solo piano recital (of Janacek and Mussorgsky) by this Northwest Chamber Orchestra music director. Benaroya Recital Hall, 206-343-0445.

21 Hogmarkarna Traditional Swedish music for the nyckelharpa. Nordic Heritage Museum, 206-789-5707.

26 Seattle Composers Salon A bimonthly new-music open-mike night. Soundbridge, Benaroya Hall, 206-548-0981.

OCTOBER

3 Northwest Sinfonietta An all-Beethoven program. Town Hall, 253-383-5344.

4 Gallery Concerts An early-music cabaret to kick off their 15th season. Town Hall, 206- 726-6088.

7 Leif Ove Andsnes This acclaimed Norwegian pianist in recital. Meany Hall, 206-543-4880.

9 Vinson Cole A recital by this tenor, a favorite at the Seattle Opera in lyric roles. Meany Hall, 206-543-4880.

912 Seattle Symphony British pops music (Lloyd-Webber, et al.). Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

12 Opus 7 19th- and 20th-century choral music. St. James Cathedral, 206-782-2899.

12 Cherie Hughes A recital of Chopins songs, with pianist Iwona Kaminska. The Polish Home Association, 206-381-1416.

14 Craig Sheppard The fourth installment of his seven-recital series of the Beethoven piano sonatas. Meany Hall, 206-543-4880.

1718 Seattle Symphony An all-Bach program. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

17, 19 Northwest Chamber Orchestra Mendelssohn, Mozart, Shostakovich. Benaroya Recital Hall, 206-343-0445.

18 Cappella Romana Choral music from, and inspired by, the Byzantine era. Holy Rosary Church, 866-822-7735.

1819 Bellevue Philharmonic An all-Tchaikovsky program. Meydenbauer Center, 425-455-4171.

1811/1 Seattle Opera Mourning Becomes Electra, Marvin David Levys operatic version of ONeills classic. McCaw Hall, 206-389-7676.

19 Seattle Chamber Players Premieres of six commissioned works by Russian composers. Benaroya Recital Hall, 206-286-5052.

21 Sound Currents New music from Seattle composers. Town Hall, 206-652-5858.

21 Prague Chamber Orchestra Music by Beethoven, Dvorak, and Shostakovich, with the Eroica Trio. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

23 Seattle Symphony Devilish opera arias with bass Samuel Ramey. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

26 Seattle Philharmonic Their new music director, Adam Stern, opens the season with music by Britten, Copland, Holst, and Saint-Sa뮳. Meany Hall, 206-528-6878.

26 Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields The legendary chamber orchestra, with pianist/ conductor Murray Perahia. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

27 Quake Contemporary music (mostly) from this irreverent septet. Benaroya Recital Hall, 206-368-7091.

28 Kathleen Battle The soprano in recital. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

30 Gewandhaus-Quartett Members of the venerable Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Meany Hall, 206-543-4880.

31 Littlefield Organ Halloween Concert An annual tradition. Walker-Ames Room, UW campus, 206-685-8384.

NOVEMBER

1 Michael Partington Sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society. Benaroya Recital Hall, 206-297-8788.

11 Emanuel Ax The pianist in recital. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

12 Seattle New Music Ensemble Walton & Sitwells Fa硤e, plus music by Cage and Carter. Town Hall, 206-417-5000.

23 odeonquartet Mozart, Piazzolla, Sibelius. Sponsored by Belle Arte Concerts. Kirkland Performance Center, 425-893-9900.

DECEMBER

5 The Tallis Scholars Renaissance music from this acclaimed choral group. St. Marks Cathedral, 206-323-9415.

31 Seattle Symphony A 100th-birthday gala re-creating the SSOs 1903 inaugural program. Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747.

Visual Arts

SEPTEMBER

1230 Marion Peck Seattle artist Pecks downright creepy paintings of blank-faced children, celebrity heads grafted onto animals, and scenes from nightmares; plus L.A. artist Camille Rose Garcias mutant punk cartoon characters assaulted by a toxic environment. Roq La Rue, 206-374-8977.

13Nov. 16 NEST Part of a yearlong series of site- specific installations on living space features furniture inside of which are concealed miniature hidden worlds. This edition includes the work of Phil Roach. Bellevue Art Museum, 425-519-0770.

18Nov. 1 Hector Acebes Recently rediscovered photos of the people, culture, and customs of Africa from the 1940s and 50s by Colombian photographer Acebes. G. Gibson, 206-587-4033.

20Nov. 16 The Play Seattle performance artist Juniper Shuey explores intersections of art and technology. Bellevue Art Museum, 425-519-0770.

2627 Marathon Art Creation CoCA tries its hand at the latest fad in fund-raisers. Participants include Mary Iverson, Sean Hurley, David Lasky, Toshi Asai, and 20 others. CoCA, 206-728-1980.

27Jan. 4 Clay Body Figurative ceramics by Claudia Fitch, Akio Takamori, and Patti Warashina. Bellevue Art Museum, 425- 519-0770.

29Oct. 22 Gail Tremblay In her multimedia installation Empty Fishtrap, Onondaga and Micmac Tribe member, artist, and poet Tremblay re-creates an erosion-devastated salmon spawning stream. SCCC Hunter Arts Gallery, 206-344-4379.

OCTOBER

130 POCA LUZ PCW instructor Seth Thompson shows his often-dim interior spaces shot in Mexico and Cuba. Photographic Center Northwest, 206-720-7222.

231 Helen Curtis Hermetically sealed blown-glass vessels enclose what appear to be organic fragmentssmall vertebrae, bits of bone. CDA Gallery, 206-528-6878.

2Nov. 1 Dreamscapes Visionary photographs by Karin Rosenthal, John Casado, Frank Dituri, and Tsvetan Tsenov. Benham, 206-622-2480.

2Nov. 15 Meiji/Taisho Stencils Thirty-eight intricate textile stencils from the Meiji and Taisho periods. Carolyn Staley, 206-621-1888.

326 Mary Henry At the age of 90, Henry is certainly the grande dame of Northwest painters, and the nonagenarian proves shes still got it going on with a new collection of abstract, constructivist symphonies in color, form, and motion. Bryan Ohno, 206-667-9572.

3Nov. 29 John Taylor And all the ships at seamore handcrafted boat models from the California junk artist. Garde Rail, 206-721-0107.

419 Art Detour: Seattle One should never watch sausage or politics being made, but arts OK as long you dont inhale the turpentine fumes. See how its done during CoCAs annual event, which opens various artists studios to the public across the city, noon to 6 p.m., for three weekends in October. CoCA, 206-728-1980.

4March 21 Moving Through Nature Photographer Michael Kenna, sculptor Mayme Kratz, and glass artist Stacey Neff. Museum of Glass, 253-396-1768.

7Nov. 7 Master Artist Exhibition Featuring the work of Dutch artist Beate Eismann. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 206-328-2200.

9Nov. 14 WELL HEELED Someone notify the cast of Sex and the City: The former administrator of the Microsoft collection, Deborah Paine, co-curates a group exhibit about our ongoing love affair with shoes. Kirkland Arts Center, 425-8322-7161.

10FETE NOIR The ghoulish Roq opens its Grave Matters group show, featuring Charles Krafft and others, with a fancy/goth dress-mandatory party. Roq la Rue, 206-374-8977.

10Nov. 16 A View from Alaska, Seattle, and the Baltic Sea Nature-inspired paintings from contemporary Swedish artists Pia Reilly, Kerstin McKee, and Per Julius. Nordic Heritage Museum, 206-789-5707.

14Nov. 19 CoCAs 14th Northwest Annual In an effort to resist provincialism, CoCA will be open to artists from throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. CoCA, 206-728-1980.

18Dec. 28 Hover: Polly Apfelbaum and Pae White This exhibit promises to be a pas de deux between the work of two artists: a textile work on the gallery floor and a mobile suspended above it. Henry Art Gallery, 206-543-2280.

18Jan. 11 Architecture and Light Junichiro Tanizakis work investigates how light plays on all sorts of architecture, from tents to churches. Henry Art Gallery, 206-543-2280.

18Jan. 11 Flirting With Rodchenko Contemporary painters experiment with monochromatic canvases, following in the footsteps of Alexander Rodchenko, the Russian Revolutionary wag and artist whose 1921 paintings of one red, one blue, and one yellow canvas proclaimed this is the end of painting. Henry Art Gallery, 206-543-2280.

27Nov. 11 From Out of the Woodwork Skilled woodworking art from the colleges Wood Construction Center. SCCC Hunter Arts Gallery, 206-344-4379.

31Feb. 8 Watermarks British painter Tony Fosters attempt to capture the waters of the worlds wilderness on canvas. Frye Art Museum, 206-622-9250.

NOVEMBER

130 Ted Riederer Icon paintings that elevate 70s celebrities (Don Knotts, the Dukes of Hazzard, the Fonz) to new sacred heights. Bluebottle, 206-325-1592.

1Dec. 1 Interpretations of Light New work by Pacific Northwest photographers Michael Gesinger and Bruce Barnbaum, as well as Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Benham, 206-622-2480.

2Dec. 28 Women Painters of Washington Group exhibit by the 72-year-old Seattle institution. ArtsWest, 206-938-0963.

230 Matthew Porter New work by Bluebottles co-owner. Bluebottle, 206-325-1592.

628 Cory Peeke Tiny paintings on hardware-store paint swatches test ideas of male identity and sexual identity. CDA Gallery, 206-528-6878.

629 Anne Appleby August skies, autumn aspen leaves, and ripe kinnikinnick berries are some of the inspirations for Montana artist Applebys simple abstract canvases. Greg Kucera, 206-624-0770.

6Dec. 24 Michael Kenna Ghostly photographs of old lace factories in Calais, France. G. Gibson, 206-587-4033.

730 Verso Jon Gierlichs experiments in point- counterpoint in paintings, drawings, and three- dimensional wall pieces. Francine Seders, 206-782-0355.

1126 Ice Forms, Life Forms, and Love Forms Samuela Samaniegos photos of nudes on ice. SCCC Hunter Arts Gallery, 206-344-4379.

13Dec. 13 Works on Paper/New Paintings For the grand opening of SAM Rental/Sales Gallerys new space on the ground floor of the Seattle Tower, the gallery will host two exhibits: Works on Paper featuring Claire Cowie, Joe Max Emminger, Junko Yamamoto, and others. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 206-654-3240.

22Jan. 25 NEST Dan Webbs take on the concept features a re-creation of the artists studio, where Webb will work when hes not chatting with BAM visitors. Bellevue Art Museum, 425-519-0770.

28Jan. 25 Crossing History/Crossing Cultures Seattle artist Zhi Lins work offers antisocialist-realist paintings of human rights abuses in contemporary China. Frye Art Museum, 206-622-9250.

DECEMBER

427 Bruce Davidson Davidsons long career bridges the divide (if there ever was one) between photojournalist and art photographer. Also: more of Darren Waterstons liquid, amoebalike abstract paintings. Greg Kucera, 206-624-0770.

530 JESSALYN HAGGENJOS In Misshapen Life, the painter works with both still lifes and the human form. Pitcairn Scott, 206-448-5380.

531 Greetings from the Soul Patch Artist Shag (aka Josh Agle) churns out yet more of his extremely popular and mindless paintings of lounge lizards and tiki-hipster retro crap. Roq La Rue, 206-374-8977.

5Jan. 3 Adrienne Sherman 30th-anniversary exhibition and the work of Sherman, whose paintings in the style of old masters have been populated with animals. Davidson, 206-624-7684.

5Jan. 24 Coal Miner Jack Art by the late Jack Savitsky, who after being laid off from his coal- digging job in 1959 began a 30-year career as a folk painter of miners, pretty ladies, and religious scenes. Garde Rail, 206-721-0107.

6 SOIL Auction The annual fund-raising art auction is more important than ever as the Capitol Hill gallery prepares to move into its new digs in Pioneer Square in 2004. SOIL, 206-264-8061.

Dance

SEPTEMBER

1921 Trace Elements Pablo Cornejo presents his work, a visceral look at a Latin homeland through modern dance. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 206-706-5422.

1928 Wade Madsen A reprise of Madsens 2002 work, Dons Party. On the Boards, 206-217-9888.

20 Turf After winning two rounds of Evening at the Apollo in New York City, the B-Boy and -Girl ensemble comes home to perform. Moore Theatre, 206-292-ARTS.

OCTOBER

25 Deluxe Joy Pilot German choreographer Felix Ruckert brings his experience with Pina Bausch to a new interactive work. On the Boards, 206- 217-9888.

918 On the Side Rockhopper Dances annual program of side projects and guest artists. East Hall, 206- 325-6500.

1011 Tibetan Monks From the Drepung Loseling Monastery These religious migrants bridge the difference between sacred practice and art. Kirkland Performance Center, 425-893-9900.

1213 12 Minutes Max On the Boards monthly works-in-progress showcase for performances on the edge. On the Boards, 206-217-9888.

1719 Bluespace Amii LeGendre Performance Group and the Cornish College dance department collaborate on an evening of new and refurbished works. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 206-726-5179.

NOVEMBER

1 33 Fainting Spells Reggie Watts and Maktub play at a fund-raiser for 33FS upcoming season, with a sneak peek at new work Our Little Sunbeam. Showbox, 206-568-8640.

6 Kvarnstr�ompany Acclaimed Finnish choreographer Kenneth Kvarnstr�n his West Coast debut. Moore Theatre, 206-292-ARTS.

78 Morgan Thorson/Mary Sheldon Scott The contemporary choreographer from Minneapolis shares a program with Seattle artists Mary Sheldon Scott and Jarrad Powell, and inaugurates the Seattle leg of Velocitys new Scuba Touring Project. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 206- 325-8773.

1415 Zap V Deborah Birranes Unexpected Company celebrates the fifth anniversary of the neomodern repertory ensemble. Chamber Theater, 206- 781-1987.

1923 Forever Tango A stage full of powerhouse tango dancers. Moore Theatre, 206-292-ARTS.

2022 Grupo Corpo The visceral Brazilian company returns to Seattle. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880.

DECEMBER

1 Positive A benefit for World AIDS Day featuring music and dance by Cornish College faculty and students. Cornish College, PONCHO Concert Hall, 206-726-5066.

47 Mixer: Solos The Crispin Spaeth Dance Group hosts an evening of works for one. Chamber Theater, 206-325-2322.

1314 La Pe�lamenco Rubina Carmonas student ensemble in concert. Ethnic Cultural Theater, 206-932-4067.

Film

SEPTEMBER

12 Lost in Translation Bill Murray stumbles through Tokyo. We like it already.

12 Matchstick Men A return to form, we hope, for Nic Cage in this con-man flick.

12 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Hes killing them on Broadway in Nine, so Robert Rodriguez sends Antonio Banderas to do some more killing down south.

1219 So Close Fresh from SIFFhot Asian assassin chicks! Varsity, 206-632-3131.

19 Anything Else Woody banishes himself to behind the camera, leaving Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci to carry this romantic comedy. Uh-oh.

1925 Bubba Ho-Tep Bruce Campbell as septuagenarian Elvis battling a mummy? Why not? Varsity, 206-632-3131.

26 Under the Tuscan Sun Diane Lane stars in this capital-C chick flick, based on the Frances Mayes memoir.

OCTOBER

3 Casa de los Babys Check out the all-star indie cast in John Sayles latest: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lili Taylor, Marcia Gay Harden and . . . Daryl Hannah? Shes an indie now?

10 Intolerable Cruelty Its Clooney versus Zeta-Jones (ࠬa Hepburn versus Tracy) in the Coen brothers latest. Not another mannered period exercise, we hope.

10 Kill Bill (Vol. I) Tarantinos long-awaited chopsockey epic, starring Uma Thurman, could be his great comeback or a big, fat coffin nail in his 90s-defining career.

17 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre You read that right: a remake of the 74 splatter-flick original.

31 Alien Ripley is back in a restored and expanded edition of Ridley Scotts great sci-fi/horror picture.

31Nov. 6 King Kong Yes! The 1933 original, with brilliant stop-motion effects by Ray Harryhausen. Grand Illusion, 206-523-3935.

NOVEMBER

5 The Matrix Revolutions Do Neo and Trinity get married and settle down in a nice little house with a white picket fence? Only after killing a few thousand more copies of Agent Smith.

7 Anything But Love Hugh Grant and lots of limeys go back to the Four Weddings/Notting Hill well, directed by the writer of those two Brit flicks.

7 TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Harry Shearer comes to town to screen and discuss his tepidly received mockumentary about the Bohemian Grove power broker retreat. Cinerama, 206- 325-3554, ($15-$75).

14 Master and Commander So soon after the summer pirate craze, Russell Crowe weighs anchor in Peter Weirs period maritime epic. But hasnt that ship set sail already?

1420 Sabrina The 1954 Audrey Hepburn charmer begins a short retro of her work. Homosexuality not required. Really. Grand Illusion, 206- 523-3935.

21 21 Grams After Amores Perros, everyone wants to see what director Alejandro Gonzᬥz I�itu does next, and his cast includes Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, and Benecio Del Toro.

2127 To Be and to Have A favorite at SIFF, this French documentary simply follows a class of adorable schoolchildren. Varsity, 206- 632-3131.

DECEMBER

5 The Last Samurai Tom Cruise picks up the sword in 19th-century Japan. Hmmm, does that mean bathhouse scenes?

12 Stuck on You The Farrelly brothers make Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon conjoined twins. But how did they cut Matt apart from Ben Affleck?

 
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