Don’t want to get off the couch this weekend? Why not try someone else’s couch for a change? From 11am-7pm Saturday, people from Belltown to Ballard will open up their homes for 30-minute short film viewings. It’s a film-crawl of sorts, snacks included, and all vetted by the organizers of Couch Fest.
AT THE THEATERS:
Franco Zeffirelli’s extravagant production of Puccini’s classic opera Turandot hits the big screen in HD Saturday night. You’ll be able to see the pores of every performer in The Met: Live in HD.
Romy Schneider finds a bazooka in her husband’s closet. Their marriage understandably suffers in the 1962 thriller Le Combat Dans I’lle, playing at SIFF Cinema.
Enjoy bagels and Bloody Marys on Sunday morning at the Big Picture in Redmond. Oh wait, there’s a movie too: Get Shorty. Doors open at 11.45am; screening is at 12.30pm.
A reporter (Ewan McGregor) gets a bigger story than he bargained for when he meets the members of a special “psychic” U.S. Military unit (George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges) in The Men Who Stare at Goats (opens Friday, inspired by a true story).