Two local organizations (and the apple of many a Seattlite’s eye) are partnering to turn a screening of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are into a fundraising extravaganza for 826, a free tutoring resource for kids that has an unparalleled list of unusued volunteers (I wonder if they’ve thought about farming their contact list out to other centers in need of free labor). Founded by the screenwriter of the film, Dave Eggers, 826 has several “branches” around the country – its Seattle home is nested nearby City Arts HQ in Greenwood.
The screening is taking place October 7, 7:00 p.m. at Cinerama Theater in Belltown. Eggers will attend for a post-show Q&A.
From the press release:
Based on the beloved book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are is an adventure for every generation, a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. Opening nationwide October 16, 2009, the film is directed by Spike Jonze and stars Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker.
Tickets: $30 General Admission
$25 for Northwest Film Forum members and active 826 Seattle volunteers
$100 VIP premium, which includes:
-“No line wait” separate entrance
-Premium seating in a reserved section
-Entrance to an exclusive post-movie cocktail party with Dave Eggers