This Weekend...

Starting tonight, SIFF Cinema presents Ben X. Based on a novel written by Nic Balthazar, the film centers around the life and imagination of a slightly autistic teenager, a social misfit who is determined to rid himself of the Image Courtesy SIFF Cinema bullies who plague him. It's showing nightly through March 5th, with matinees on the weekend. Admission is $10.00.

In mainstream theater, the movie Two Lovers, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, opens tonight in Seattle. Following a traumatic heartbreak, a man moves back to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. While still nursing his broken Image Courtesy Magnolia Pictures heart, he meets two very different women whom he must eventually choose between.

Tonight, U.S. born Iranian-American journalist and author Azadeh Moaveni will read from her new book, Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran, at the Elliott Bay Book Company. In this work, the author depicts life in Tehran through first-person encounters and sociopolitical observations. The reading begins at 7:30pm at 101 South Main Street. Admission is free.

If you haven't seen it already, this weekend is your last chance to experience "Edward Hopper's Women" at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibit ends on Sunday. Admission is $15.00.

If you know of any other interesting events going on this weekend, just add them in the "reflections" section below.

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