Recommended viewing for the weekend:  The Seattle premiere of the Red Riding trilogy over at Northwest Film Forum.  Released as a television miniseries in England, this three-part adaptation of novels about the Yorkshire Ripper—a serial killer who ravaged northern England for ten years in the '70s and '80s—has been well-received for its performances and its atmosphere, if criticized for an overly involved plot.

Each piece is by a different director (including James Marsh, director of 2008 Oscar-winning doc Man on Wire, which I liked enough to see twice in theaters), and the first two are playing back-to-back this weekend.

Confessioin: I haven't actually seen these. Serial killer films give me the creeps and rob me of sleep for days at a time, but if you're into that sort of thing, it sounds like you're in for some skillfully made, highbrow crime drama.
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