Flying Saucer Cinema!

Join us every Saturday in February at 2:00PM PST via Zoom as we explore four fun sci-fi classics.  Discussions are led by Mark Daniels and Eric Cohen who are both passionate about sci-fi films. Daniels is a longtime Scarecrow volunteer and guest host on the podcast “Treks in Sci-Fi,” while Cohen has helped lead a monthly psychotronic film club for the past five years.

Participants are strongly encouraged to watch the week’s film before the event. Rent them from us or check below for links to streaming options.

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We did it!

Thank you so much to all of you who contributed to make our year-end campaign a success! Your support gets Scarecrow off to an amazing start for 2022. We look forward to connecting you with film, through this amazing collection and our community outreach programs, throughout the new year.

Thank you for your support!

Scarecrow 2.1 Update!

We are thrilled to announce that Scarecrow Video is partnering with Cast Iron Coding to complete work on digital infrastructure improvements made possible through support of our Scarecrow 2.1 Campaign. Earlier in 2021, the Scarecrow Community fully funded this initiative whose end goal is a brand new web presence that offers a more user-friendly rent-by-mail experience, improved catalog searches and reservations, and a platform for our original digital content.

Cast Iron Coding has an impressive track record of completing similar projects for arts organizations, non-profits, libraries, and higher-education. Their clients include MOCA, The David Hockney Foundation, Oregon Food Bank, and The University of Minnesota Press. We feel incredibly fortunate to be working with a group whose technical skills are equally matched with their shared passion for Scarecrow’s mission.

“I know I speak for the whole Cast Iron team when I say that we are all excited to roll up our sleeves and get started on this project,” shared Cast Iron Coding’s Principal Zach Davis. “I have fond memories of the hours I spent combing through my neighborhood video store’s collection. For me, that place, Flicks and Pics on—where else—Friendly Street, was all about a community of movie lovers sharing excitement, engaging in debate, and building friendships around film. I feel lucky to have found a similar, if much larger, community in Scarecrow, and I’m confident that Cast Iron’s thoughtful, deliberate, and user-experience centered approach will result in a platform that the Scarecrow community will love using!”

Work on the Scarecrow 2.1 project is scheduled to begin in January. For updates on the project, sign up for our e-newsletter here.

We remain incredibly grateful to the Scarecrow Community for making this project possible and look forward to reaching more film lovers in more places in 2022!

New Releases for January 25!

by Malakie Peters

It’s New Release Tuesday! This week we’ve got Tony Danza vs. orangutans, Jane Campion in 4K, Greek vampires, cyborg revenge, a gigantic trove of rarely-seen classics of folk horror, and more. 

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The Seasoned Ticket #164

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for January 18!

by Malakie Peters

It’s New Release Tuesday! This week we’ve got the latest from Edgar Wright, Kristen Stewart as Princess Di, Akira and the Beatles in 4K, and more!

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The Seasoned Ticket #163

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for January 11!

by Malakie Peters

It’s New Release Tuesday! This week we’ve got Steve McQueen in 4K, Michael Myers, Dune, and tons more!

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January REPRESENT! — U-District Food Bank and Solid Ground

For this installment of REPRESENT! we’ve got a great set of movie recommendations from Solid Ground. Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty. They envision a community beyond poverty and oppression where people have equitable opportunity to thrive. Learn more about Solid Ground HERE.

We also have a list of family-friendly film recommendations from our friends across the street. University District Food Bank’s mission is to build a hunger-free Northeast Seattle by providing their neighbors with reliable access to healthy food and life-changing resources. You can learn more about University District Food Bank HERE.

In Memoriam: Tom Keogh

 

On September 28, 2021, the Seattle film community (and many other communities) lost a mainstay in Tom Keogh, and I lost my closest friend. Tom wore different hats in his life, but his interest in movies and his passion for writing about them was a constant.

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New Releases for January 4!

by Malakie Peters

It’s the first New Release Tuesday of 2022! We’ve got scary monsters, a big pile of classic cinema (including some vintage Hitchcock), documentaries, and the latest from maverick Abel Ferrara.

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