Twenty-four years ago today, the great American writer and beloved Pacific Northwesterner Raymond Carver died in Port Angeles. Tonight, Central Cinema pays tribute to the man with a screening of the best-ever movie based on his work: Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, the humongous ensemble piece of 1993 that weaves together nine Carver stories and offers up a cavalcade of indelible moments, including but not limited to Lily Tomlin and Lili Taylor as mother and daughter, Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin as lovers, Tim Robbins slutting around in a cop suit, and Julianne Moore making it clear she’s a natural redhead. (Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave,, 8 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS, all ages)