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Artist Ticket Picks: Indie Pop, Judy Blume and Harry Dean Stanton!

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Wednesday, October 16 I Future Fridays at Columbia City TheaterSeattle, Washington  Expect great things from the new Seattle duo Future Fridays. Future Fridays is the indie pop project of Sari Breznau and Eric Padget. Sari is a former member of the Circus Contraption and both Sari and Eric play in the Balkan brass band Orkestar Zirkonium. But, Future Fridays is nothing like either project. Infectious indie pop, quirky songwriting and duelling male/female vocals. Who could ask for more? Check out “Dream Big” on their Bandcamp page.

Friday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31 I Tiger EyesSeattle, Washington   Despite Judy Blume’s 40 years of writing bestsellers for children and young adults, Tiger Eyes is the first major motion picture to be made from any of her 28 books. Appropriately, it’s a family affair. Directed by her son, Lawrence Blume, the film is a coming-of-age story about Davey, a 17 year-old girl whose life is upended by personal tragedy. Uprooted from her native New Jersey, Davey finds herself alone and adrift in the dramatic landscapes of New Mexico, where she finds a mysterious soul mate named Wolf. The film stars a luminous Willa Holland, with deeply moving performances by Tatanka Means and his father, Russell Means (filmed just before the noted elder actor and activist died of cancer in 2012).

Friday, October 25 to Thursday, October 31 I Last Time I Saw MacaoSeattle, Washington   Rarely since the brooding noir films of the 1940s has a leading man been so captivating as in Last Time I Saw Macao, a 2013 cult favorite in which an unseen narrator returns to his childhood home of Macao to track down a friend who has fallen into dangerous company. In this former colony, the nameless main character rediscovers a “Las Vegas of the East” where nothing is as it seems. A seductive adventure suddenly becomes a love song to the city; though it tells a gripping story, the film’s true accomplishment is a new breath of life into the craft of storytelling.

Saturday, November 2 I SeaCompression XII: Menagerie CatastropheSeattle, Washington   Come and join Ignition Northwest for an action packed night full of art, music, fire and fun. Assembled for your viewing pleasure are some of the finest specimens the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Come dance it out in one of the two massive sound areas or if dancing is not your thing, feast your eyes on some of the art and live performances brought to you by local oddities.  Still haven’t piqued your interest? Well, what about delicious food and four watering holes open to quench your thirst while you sit back and relax in our heavy-petting zoo lounge? Or, pop by the hatchery to see what’s crackin’ Menagerie Catastrophe. All of these awe-inspiring attractions, and more, await you within. Come one come all, first-timers, old-timers and some-timers alike.

Friday, November 8 to Thursday, November 14 I Harry Dean Stanton: Partly FictionSeattle, Washington   This mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of an iconic actor is comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films, and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly lensed in both color and black and white by Seamus McGarvey, Harry Dean Stanton explores the actor’s enigmatic outlook on life and his unexploited talents as a musician, while including candid reminiscences from David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry.  The fragile soul of an actor emerges from the poignant collage. Uncensored and unguarded moments of wry humor mark scenes filmed in places like Stanton’s home and his favorite local watering hole, Dan Tana’s. Stanton discusses his friends Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, how his family influenced his musical leanings, the women he almost wed, and his preference for film over theater.  In the end, Harry Dean Stanton is an unflinching, unabashed, romantic valentine from one artist to another, from one galvanizing truth teller to another yarn-spinning survivor.