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Saturday, April 5, 2008


'Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait' at Northwest Film Forum

You've already seen his career-ending head butt from the 2006 World Cup. But you haven't seen French soccer deity Zinedine Zidane as captured during a single (pre–head butt) game by 17 high-resolution cameras. They ignore the other players and only track Zidane, revealing his monomaniacal aggression, stalking style of play, and occasional adventures in groundskeeping. This movie is beautiful, terrifying, and only tangentially about soccer. It is a vision of man at his most ferocious, hunting his prey without pity. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 329-2629. 7:15 and 9:15 pm, $5–$8.50. Fri–Sun April 4–6.)



Burlesque in the Round at ACT Theatre

Last year, the burlesque contingent of the Moisture Festival (the annual varietè revel) busted out of Fremont and sold out houses in ACT's more intimate theater. Last year's stars—the Aerialistas, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Chica Boom—are back, joined by a dozen more of this town's best showgirls and boys. The unpredictable mix is what every burlesque cabaret should aspire to: ribald humor, whimsical striptease, sexy surrealism, and clever physical theater delivered in delicious little bites. (ACT Theater, 700 Union St, 7:30 and 10:30 pm, $22, 18+. Through Sun April 6.)

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    Thanks for spreading the word, Eli!

    Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 6, 2008 10:40 AM

    I like Zidane. I like soccer. I watch it every weekend and when it's on during the week. I subscribe to Sirius Satellite radio to listen to games and World Soccer Daily. Like I said, I like soccer.

    This movie sucked. It's 97 minutes long and that's 90 minutes too long. Even the opening credits are too long.

    Horrible, boring movie about a subject I love. Just terrible. Really.

    Posted by Will | April 7, 2008 8:48 AM

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