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Magic Lantern to open ‘The Irishman’ Nov. 22


For reasons involving corporate maneuvering, Martin Scorsese's new film "The Irishman" is playing at only a few theaters across the nation. But Netflix is schedule to screen it beginning Nov. 27, so that service's subscribers will be able to see the 209-minute film then.

You could drive to Seattle, of course (where it's playing at the Cinerama and in theaters in Shoreline and Redmond). But if you can wait until Friday, Nov. 22, you'll be able to see the film at the Magic Lantern.

If you haven't heard, "The Irishman" is based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt. It details the claim that Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran that he was the triggerman who killed Jimmy Hoffa, the former head of the Teamsters Union.

Sheeran's story may, or may not, be true. But in Scorsese's hands, his story — especially with actors such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci on board — should definitely be worth watching.

And if you can see it and support Spokane's art-house, then all the better.

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