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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.



   
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It Don't Worry Me:
A Tribute to Robert Altman
Continuing the retrospective that started in March, we are pleased to present seven more films from Robert Altman's remarkable body of work. In a career that spanned five decades, Altman (1925 – 2006) left no genre untouched. Scorning the emotional dishonesty of typical Hollywood formula pictures, he aggressively sought to subvert, innovate and reinvent the very boundaries of filmmaking. Ever the cinema's malcontent, Altman employed unorthodox methods such as overlapping dialogue, semi-improvisatory techniques, and documentary style camera work to realize his now-trademark vision of cinematic verisimilitude.

Fri, Apr 4, 2008
at 7 PM

SHORT CUTS
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
SHORT CUTS follows a myriad of broken characters through subtle yet seismic shifts in their lives. Based on the acclaimed writings of Raymond Carver, the film creates a rich tapestry of destitute souls and tragic grief that is ultimately a cinematic testament to the fragile human condition. The all-star cast includes Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Mathew Modine, Tom Waits, Jack Lemmon, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, and many more. "The lives are often desperate and the characters inarticulate, but the group portrait is as grandly, sometimes as hilariously, realized as anything the director has ever done." – Vincent Canby, NEW YORK TIMES. ( 187 min )


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Sat, Apr 5, 2008
at 9 PM

SECRET HONOR
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
Producer/director Robert Altman once again demonstrates his extraordinary skill at stage-to-screen translation in this powerful personal and political "fictional meditation," in which Richard Nixon (played by Philip Baker Hall) is the sole character. The script is fast-moving, often funny and continually thought-provoking. Hall delivers a brilliant interpretation of a crazed Nixon, a tortured, sentimental and calculating man led to betrayal by the promise of absolute power. Written by Donald Freed, Prize-Winning Playwright, and Arnold Stone, a former U.S. Attorney, the film is "just like watching political pornography. I merely added surveillance monitors! Audiences seem to adore it, though maybe I shouldn't be the one to say so. . . I'm quite proud of it."—Robert Altman. ( 90 min )


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Fri, Apr 11, 2008
at 7 PM

NASHVILLE
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
A complex character piece that explores the intersecting lives of twenty-four characters, NASHVILLE is Robert Altman's definitive film. Seeking to create a "metaphor for America," Altman brilliantly weaves politics and show business into a carnivalesque narrative that explores ambition and manipulation on almost every level. At once a comedy and a tragedy, a musical and a burlesque, NASHVILLE is social commentary at its finest, and remains a pinnacle of cinematic achievement. Though the film performed poorly at the box office, its subsequent ascension into film history bespeaks Altman's ultimate success. ( 159 min )


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Fri, Apr 18, 2008
at 7 PM

CALIFORNIA SPLIT
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
Bill (George Segal), an unhappy magazine writer who turns to gambling for comfort, meets Charlie (Elliott Gould), an experienced card shark and wiseacre. In the superstitious hope that they will bring each other luck, the two decide to stick together. Drinking, bar-fighting, and a whole lot of poker-playing ensue. As the friendship between the two men grows, Bill descends deeper and deeper into gambling addiction. Altman, himself a self-confessed recovering gambler, strived to depict the gambling world realistically by shooting most of the film in Reno and casting real gamblers, such as world champion poker player Amarillo Slim, in supporting roles. CALIFORNIA SPLIT was the first film to utilize the experimental eight-track sound system which helped develop Altman's trademark overlapping dialogue. ( 111 min )


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Sat, Apr 19, 2008
at 4 PM

TANNER '88 - PART I: EPISODES 1-6
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
A 12-episode HBO television series written by Garry Trudeau, TANNER '88 follows (fictional) former Michigan congressman Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy) in his bid to secure the democratic presidential nomination, from the New Hampshire primary to the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.Tagging along are his pugilistic campaign manager T.J. (Pamela Reed), his idealistic college-age daughter Alex (Cynthia Nixon), and his mistress (Wendy Crewson), who is a high-level member of a rival campaign. The series features cameo appearances from real-life politicians such as Jesse Jackson, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader and Pat Robertson. Altman himself referred to TANNER '88, along with SHORT CUTS, as his most creative work. ( 180 min )


Screening Courtesy of Sundance Channel
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Sat, Apr 19, 2008
at 8 PM

VINCENT AND THEO
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
Though Vincent Van Gogh is now acknowledged to be one of the great masters of Western art, during his lifetime his work was largely ignored. Altman's biographical drama explores the relationship between Vincent and his brother Theo, an art dealer. While Theo struggled to eke out a living selling his brother's paintings, Vincent fanatically immersed himself in his art, oblivious to profit. Both brothers, in their different ways, grappled with depression and madness. Altman renders the portrait (originally conceived as a BBC miniseries) with humor and humanity, while Jean Lepine's cinematography reflects Van Gogh's impressionistic style. ( 138 min )


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Sun, Apr 20, 2008
at 6:30 PM

TANNER '88 - PART II: EPISODES 7-12
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
A 12-episode HBO television series written by Garry Trudeau, TANNER '88 follows (fictional) former Michigan congressman Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy) in his bid to secure the democratic presidential nomination, from the New Hampshire primary to the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.Tagging along are his pugilistic campaign manager T.J. (Pamela Reed), his idealistic college-age daughter Alex (Cynthia Nixon), and his mistress (Wendy Crewson), who is a high-level member of a rival campaign. The series features cameo appearances from real-life politicians such as Jesse Jackson, Bob Dole, Ralph Nader and Pat Robertson. Altman himself referred to TANNER '88, along with SHORT CUTS, as his most creative work. ( 180 min )


Screening Courtesy of Sundance Channel
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Sun, Apr 27, 2008
at 7 PM

TANNER ON TANNER
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
US
Sixteen years after making TANNER '88, Altman and writer Garry Trudeau reunite with the original cast to make a follow-up set during the 2004 presidential election. Alex Tanner (Cynthia Nixon) is filming a documentary about her father's 1988 presidential run, interviewing former campaign staffers and attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention to compare the different political milieus. Meeting her father's former campaign manager, T.J., now principal campaign advisor to John Kerry, Alex is told that her father could join the Kerry bandwagon if she destroys documentary footage of her father attacking the Iraq War. As in the original, TANNER ON TANNER abounds with cameos, including Alexandra Kerry, Howard Dean, Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese. ( 120 min )


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