Three Imaginary Girls is seeing all kinds of film goodness this weekend

Although October is mainly horror flick month for me, I do occasionally branch out and see, you know, other types of film. This weekend, there’s tons of good stuff to choose from.

Over at the Northwest Film Forum, they’re showing the live REM concert film This is Not a Show, a compilation of concert and backstage footage from July 2007 over 5 nights. Amping up the anticipation is the fact that at that time, they were testing new songs from 2008’s Accelerate on packed houses of tried-and-true fans. YIKES. Sounds terrifying, and interesting — and I’m not even an REM fangirl (although I will probably never forget “Everybody Hurts” because Brenda played it on 90210 like 10x per episode after Dylan dumped her, but um. I guess that’s my problem).

Switching from Music to… Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (and Seattle!), SIFF Cinema is hosting the Nordic Lights Film Festival. The festival opens Friday, 10/23 with the period romance Everlasting Moments (Maria Larssons eviga ogonblick), which apparently swept the Swedish Film Awards, AKA the Guldbagge Awards, by winning Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor — and includes a slew of other features, shorts, and a family film called Mystery of the Wolf that looks to be pretty squee-inducing (baby! wolf! cubs!).

And finally, the Egyptian has picked 80s goth teen favorite, The Hunger, for this weekend’s midnight screenings. This cult classic stars the always chic & gorgeous Catherine Deneuve as Miriam, a vampire with extreme loneliness issues, smokin’ hot Susan Sarandon as a young woman who gets *ahem* drawn into her web, and glam god David Bowie as the 3rd in a totally bizarre love triangle. It’s probably as famous for playing “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” during the opening sequence as it is for showing Deneuve & Sarandon gettin’ it on (believe it not guys, girl-on-girl action was not that common in movies circa 1983), but regardless of its goth rock shtick, this movie holds up. It’s creepy, strange, sad, and beautiful all at the same time. Tony Scott at his best, for sure.

The bats have left the bell tower,
Amie Simon
*Three Imaginary Girls*

In high iPod rotation:
Spiral Stairs
Bright Eyes

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