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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 5, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Movies ’round the clock: For SIFF, there’s no place like home

Much as I love movies, sitting through a 24-hour movie marathon might be a bit much. (Five movies in a row, at a film festival, is the most I’ve done — and even then, movie number five was a caffeine-shaky blur. Ideally, three a day’s my limit.) But there are plenty of you out there who might love an evening — and a night, and a morning, and an afternoon — of back-to-back movies for a worthy cause, and have I got an event for you. The Seattle International Film Festival is hosting a 24-hour marathon on April 24, as a fundraiser for the SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center’s Alki Room, planned for 2010. The center will be SIFF’s new creative home, including a 100-seat theater, classroom and library space, and permanent office space for the staff.
The marathon, which would begin at 5 p.m. April 24 at the King Cat Theater, will include “Harold and Maude,” “Alien,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Goldfinger,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Raising Arizona,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Run Lola Run,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and a surprise selection. Participants (who aren’t required to stay for the full 24 hours) are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 each. For more information, click here, or contact Renee O’Donnell at renee@siff.net. This event is presented by the Fool Serious, those hardcore moviegoers who buy full-series passes to SIFF — and who know everything there is to know about marathon moviegoing.

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