June 14-21, 2006

Tom DeLay and Sam Raimi get what's coming to them?

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The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress Don't let the door hit you on the way out. With "the Hammer" now retired from the House of Representatives, uncontrite and unbowed to the end, a lucrative career as a lobbyist ahead of him, it's unclear how much gloating is justified during this documentary. But still, it's a chance for fellow liberals to hoist a beer and razz the bastard one last time. (NR) Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., 206-686-6684. $3. 7 and 9 p.m. Wed. June 21.

Down to the Bone William Brody's documentary captures the feverish verse of the final 2006 Seattle Poetry Slam contest. Local poets featured include C.R. Avery, Youth Speaks, Tia-Naché Fields, Anis Mojgani, Ryler Dustin, and Buddy Wakefield. (NR) On the House, 1205 Pike St., 206-324-3974. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed. June 14.

Environmental FilmsExporting Harm and Digital Dump look at the unpleasant details of where our old iPods, tires, etc. go after we're done with them. Discussion follows (NR) Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W. (West Seattle), 206-527-6108. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs. June 15.

Evil Dead Recut Wait a minute—who said Sam Raimi needs any help recutting his 1981 horror original? Apparently live music will accompany this undated—and, lawyers take note, likely unauthorized—cinema hack. 21 and over. (R) Jewel Box Theater (Rendezvous), 2320 Second Ave., 206-441-5823. $3. 6 p.m. Tues. June 20.

Excavations in the Floating World To help launch the NWFF's "Summer of Samurai" series (see below), music and a panel discussion help celebrate Seattle's own local tradition of Japanese-language movie houses, which lasted from the 1950s into the early '80s. The Aono Jikken Ensemble will perform live to selected samurai movie clips. Then the panel discussion includes Terry Nakano, who operated the Toyo Cinema; musician and critic William Satake Blauvelt; and UW professor Stephen Sumida. And of course you should stick around for the 9:30 p.m. showing of Samurai Rebellion. (NR) Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., 206-267-5380. Free (NWFF members) to $5. 7 p.m. Fri. June 16.

Independent Exposure Eighteen international short works are shown in this all-animation program. In one, a potato battles a ferret. In another, computer ascii characters are used as a medium to convey motion. Also considered are the aurora borealis, composer Luciano Berio, and the metaphysical dilemma of a caged bird. (NR) Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., 206-686-6684. $5. 7 and 9 p.m. Wed. June 14.

Mausoleum Kind of like Diary of a Mad Housewife with exploding heads and impalement, this gory 1983 exploitation flick stars Bobbie Bresee, who finds herself falling under the influence of a nympho-killer family curse. Since her screen credits (including Surf Nazis Must Die) probably reached their zenith with a guest shot on The Love Boat, you can draw your own conclusions about the quality here. (R) Grand Illusion, 1403 N.E. 50th St., 206-523-3935. $5-$7.50. 11 p.m. Fri. June 16-Sat. June 17.

 
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