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Cultural Crossroads Festival | Weekend Preview

Activities for the weekend of Nov. 1-3, 2013, include the Cultural Crossroads Festival. Films opening include “12 Years a Slave” and “Ender’s Game.”

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Cultural Crossroads Festival: Ethnic entertainment on two stages by 30 groups, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (


“12 Years a Slave”: Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as a free man captured in the 1840s and sold into slavery. Opens Friday at the Guild 45th, Meridian 16 and Lincoln Square Cinemas.

“About Time”: A new romance from writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually”) stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. Late-night previews Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters.

“Last Vegas”: Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline go the bunch-of-guys-in-Las-Vegas route in this new comedy. Opens Friday at several theaters.

“Ender’s Game”: Asa Butterfiled, Hailee Steinfeld and Harrison Ford star in this sci-fi film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s book. Late-night previews Thursday, opens Friday at several theaters.

“Free Birds”: A turkey named Reggie travels back in time to thwart the first Thanksgiving in this new animated movie featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Woody Harrelson. Opens Friday at several theaters (at many in 3D).

“The Trials of Muhammad Ali”: A documentary about the heavyweight champion boxer. Opens Friday at the Varsity.

“Una Noche”: A film about three teens who try to escape Havana on a raft. Opens Friday at the Sundance Cinemas.

“AKA Doc Pomus”: A documentary that explores the life of the rock songwriter. Opens Friday at the Grand Illusion.

“Man of Tai Chi”: Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut. Opens Friday at several theaters.

“Big Joy”: A film that looks at experimental filmmaker James Broughton. Opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

“Viola”: An Argentinian spin on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Opens Friday at the Northwest Film Forum.

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