The nominations are out, and you can compare this list from the NYT against that of our ace Oscar prognosticator Paul Jensen here. But some titles, you'll note, haven't yet opened in Seattle. Here's a quick tip sheet on what's to come:
Waltz With Bashir (nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category, pictured above), opens Friday, Jan. 30 at the Guild 45. It's an animated film that reflects back on Israel's '80s war in LebanonAnd what about foreign-language nominees The Baader Meinhof Complex, Departures, and Revanche? Well, unless one of them wins--and I'm putting my money on The Class--there's always the Region 2 coded DVD market and your multi-region DVD player. I'd try Scarecrow for those.
The Class (same category), presently set for Feb. 20. Based on a French novel (and starring the author), it's about teaching minority kids in the banlieue, directed by Laurent Cantet, who did the great Time Out and Heading South.
All Those Damn Short Films We've Never Heard Of Landmark-Magnolia is putting together an omnibus from those 15 titles right now, scheduled to open here Feb. 6.