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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Battle in Seattle

Andre Benjamin preaches turtle power at the 1999 WTO protests in Battle in Seattle (Redwood Palm Pictures)

All right I might have to do a few lightening rounds to catch up on the nearly dozen films opening this week. Yikes! What's up with that? Partly contributing to the increase in numbers is the fact that Reading Gaslamp has essentially added a new art house venue into the mix - and that's a good thing because it means some films that might never have played in town are now getting an opportunity to open. One such film is Battle in Seattle (opening October 3 at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas) about the 1999 protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization's millennial meeting.

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