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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

PARKING

ADMISSION PRICES
$9 General
$8 PAM Members, Students, Seniors
$6 Friends of the Film Center

Tickets are now available online. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' links to buy online.

BOOK OF TEN TICKETS
$50 Buy Here

THE 10-MINUTE RULE
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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Northwest Tracking


Wed, Apr 9, 2008
at 8 PM

AN EVENING WITH MATT MCCORMICK
NORTHWEST TRACKING — VISITING ARTIST
DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK
PORTLAND
Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick continues to push the boundaries of film with his widely celebrated body of personal cinema. Tonight he will be on hand for the Portland premiere of a diverse collection of recent short works that express his eclectic vision. THE PROBLEM OF MACHINES THAT COMMUNICATE (2008) is an experimental narrative that examines three lonely characters interacting with technology in a world that doesn't seem to notice them. While they struggle with traditional forms of communication, the inadvertent by-products of their loneliness produce entirely new, abstract forms of communication. FUTURE SO BRIGHT (2007) is an art project mapping and cataloging the abandoned relics of American western expansion. First exhibited at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery as an installation piece, it comprises a series of film pieces that detail and document abandoned structures in the American West, the images creating a visual time capsule of forgotten and disregarded spaces. Also included will be recent music videos for bands such as The Shins, YACHT, and Sleater-Kinney; PSAs made for MTV; and interactive video performance art. ( 80 min )


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Thu, Apr 24, 2008
at 7 PM

SEATTLE WOMEN IN FILM
NORTHWEST TRACKING
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
SEATTLE
Produced through Seattle's 911 Media Arts Center, this collection, compiled on DVD for distribution, showcases some of the best short, independent films produced in the "Emerald City" —all from women filmmakers. "Find out why the do-it-yourself ethic and uncompromising sensibilities of Seattle are staking a claim on the film world, and why witty, skilled, imaginative women are at the heart of the movement."—911. Tonight's program includes: LIPSTICK MEN, Heather Ayres; RENT'S DUE, Meredith Binder; TOOTIE PIE, Virginia Bogert; CIRCUS OF INFINITY, Sue Corcoran; HOW TO GO ON A MAN DATE, Wilson Diehl; PORTRAIT OF A PORTRAIT, Christy Elton; DIESEL ENGINE, Dayna Hanson; LOVE INC., Laurie Hicks; BUT SOFT, Britta Johnson; CHRONICLES OF AN ASTHMATIC STRIPPER, Sarah Jane Lapp; and LAPTOP STORY, Jennifer Maas.

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Thu, May 15, 2008
at 7 PM

MR. BIG
NORTHWEST TRACKING
DIRECTOR: TIFFANY BURNS
CANADA
"Broadcast news reporter Tiffany Burns' directorial debut is a gripping and insightful documentary that takes a critical look at criminal confessions resulting from an Royal Canadian Mounted Police undercover sting strategy known as 'Mr. Big.' Burns' personal investigation into RCMP actions begins after her brother Sebastian and his friend Atif Rafay confess to the Bellevue, WA murders of Atif's parents and sister. Their confessions to these crimes were made to a 'Mr. Big'--an undercover officer who builds a relationship with suspects while presenting himself as a man with connections in the criminal underworld. Burns questions the ethics of using the 'Mr. Big' sting technique and its use as evidence in court, examining why it is considered entrapment in the US and England. As she works toward her broader goal of clearing her brother’s name, she provides an impressive array of eye-opening and memorable interviews with a journalist, legal experts and former suspects from additional cases whose confessions were later dismissed as false."—Vancouver Film Festival. ( 89 min )


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Thu, May 22, 2008
at 7 PM

OPEN SCREENING
NORTHWEST TRACKING
DIRECTOR: YOU
PORTLAND
The Film Center throws open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium and invites you to show your new short work at this free public screening. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by May 15 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come first screened as time allows.

FREE ADMISSION
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Wed, May 28, 2008
at 7 PM

JOURNAL OF SHORT FILM: VOL. 11
NORTHWEST TRACKING/PORTLAND PREMIERE
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
PORTLAND
The Journal of Short Film, published in Columbus, Ohio, is a DVD quarterly featuring award-winning work from all over the world. The first ten volumes have included over one hundred filmmakers and a diverse selection of interesting pieces in all genres. Tonight we are pleased to premiere the Journal’s first geographically themed collection, which highlights the filmmaking hotspot that is Portland, Oregon. Assembled by Portland film maker and curator, Karl Lind, VOL. 11 includes: SPHERES by Jeremy Bird ; TO WATCH IN PREPARATION OF THE DEEP FALL by Mack McFarland ; THE FOREST by John Bacone ; COSMOS by Randy Wakerlin ; BLOBSQUATCH by Carl Diehl ; SILENCE IN 60 SECONDS by Andy Mingo ; STRATEGERY by Jim Lowry ; PLANET EARTH: OUR RESPONSE by Arman Bohn ; LITTLE ATOMIC BOMB by Adam Long ; TO WATCH WHILE SMELLING SUMMER by Mack McFarland ; DARKCLOUD by Gretchen Hogue ; LE PUZZLE by Uli Beutter ; FOREST OF THE FLOWERS by Gretchen Hogue ; 3 OUT OF 4 by Stephen Slappe ; STEVE WINWOOD IS HUNGRY FOR BREAKFAST by Jesse England ; TEST ANTHEM by Michael Paulus ; 50 YEARS LATER by Matt McCormick ; ROPPONGI CROSSING by Brian Libby ; BEN: A TRUE STORY by Melanie Brown ; TWO HART by Ryan Noecker ; KEITH by Evan Stroum ; VERTIGO CORE SAMPLE by Ron Mason Gassaway ; FURNESS by Cat Tyc ; TO REMEMBER THAT OUR SKIES ARE THE SAME SKIES by Chris Lael Larson ; MAGIC HOSTESS, THE ELECTRIC CAN OPENER by Rob Tyler ; CIRCLE OF PURITY by Liz Haley ( 100 min )


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