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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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

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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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TBA on the Screen
This year's TBA ON THE SCREEN programs feature intriguing new work by artists who come to film from backgrounds in the visual and performing arts. Co-presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and the Film Center. Find the TBA program online at pica.org.

Sat, Sep 6, 2008
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Sun, Sep 7, 2008
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Sat, Sep 13, 2008
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Sun, Sep 14, 2008
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DAY IS DONE (EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY PROJECTIVE RECONSTRUCTIONS #2-32)
DIRECTOR: MIKE KELLEY
US
This epic new work from seminal multi-genre artist Mike Kelley is a feature-length musical which examines American subcultures through carnivalesque productions mixed into a fanciful narrative. Extrapolated from photographs found in high school yearbooks, Kelley's reconstructions investigate the pageantry around dress-up days, religious spectacles, fashion shows, singles' mixers and musical follies, disrupting their traditional structures to construct a dizzying daisy chain of performances. The result is a landscape populated by dancing Goths, singing vampires, hick storytellers, horse dancers and the Virgin Mary. “The Lawrence Welk show crossed with a Busby Berkeley musical.”—L.A. Weekly. “Satanic rituals and advertising jingles mingled with allusions to Godard, German Expressionist cinema and Stockhausen...toxic-comic carnival...an amazing feat of industry and poetics.”—Michael Kimmelman, New York Times. ( 169 min )


Mature Audiences.
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Sat, Sep 6, 2008
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Sun, Sep 7, 2008
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Wed, Sep 10, 2008
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Sat, Sep 13, 2008
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I-BE AREA
DIRECTOR: RYAN TRECARTIN
US
Trecartin's first feature-length video extends the artist's singular process and style into new territory. Fast-paced and dense with drama, it relates the intertwined stories of an exuberant ensemble, played by Trecartin and dozens of others, as they cope with themes such as cloning, adoption, self-medication, lifestyle options, and virtual identities. Dialogue and action often seem to be spinning out of control as the characters communicate through helium-pitched, sing-song conversations and slapstick ritual. The film centers around a space which functions, in the artist's words, as a kind of “bedroom/classroom/drama department/blog space/Internet-community site where the characters malfunction in the face of everything being everything and come to act on their own creative potential.” “I-BE AREA has it all, as well as language: a fictional but real language of murderous non-sequiturs buried in sitcom teenage prattle.”—Holland Cotter, New York Times. ( 108 min )


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Sat, Sep 6, 2008
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Thu, Sep 11, 2008
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Fri, Sep 12, 2008
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Sun, Sep 14, 2008
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ZIDANE, A 21st CENTURY PORTRAIT
DIRECTOR: DOUGLAS GORDON, PHILIPPE PARENO
FRANCE/ICELAND
Art stars Douglas Gordon and Philippe Pareno are among the many soccer fans that became fascinated with the Algerian-born Zidane, former captain of the French national squad, during his revolutionary career. Their remarkable film—shot before the headbutt heard around the world—places viewers right in the action, as no less than 17 cameras track Zidane's every move and glance one day in April 2005, when Zidane's Real Madrid club battled Spanish La Liga opponent Villareal. Filming something in between an art installation and a sports documentary, Gordon and Pareno have re-imagined the experience of a complete game as a study in time and motion of one sweaty, concentrated figure, his movements seemingly choreographed to the drone of a score by the Scottish band Mogwai. According to Gordon, it is “a portrait of an anti-hero,” though many soccer fans would somewhat disagree. “This is portraiture in its purest form, as practiced by Titian or Rembrandt, only made with more recent technology for an audience that consumes its heroes on TV.”—The Guardian, London. ( 90 min )


Sponsored by Comcast.
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Mon, Sep 8, 2008
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Tue, Sep 9, 2008
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OUT OF BOUNDARIES
DIRECTOR: JACQUELINE CAUX
US
Caux chronicles the major breakthroughs and innovations of postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin through conversations with the choreographer, numerous clips from rehearsals and performances, and rare archival footage from the mid-fifties to the present. ( 53 min )


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Mon, Sep 8, 2008
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Tue, Sep 9, 2008
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RETURNING HOME
DIRECTOR: ANDY ABRAMS
US
Abrams' sumptuous and poignant film captures 80-something Anna Halprin as she uses movement as a means of connecting the individual to nature and art to real life. In collaboration with performance artist Eeo Stubblefield, Halprin moves along thresholds of earth, wind, water and fire, discovering lessons of loss and liberation. ( 45 min )


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Mon, Sep 8, 2008
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Tue, Sep 9, 2008
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VERONIQUE DOISNEAU
DIRECTOR: JEROME BEL
FRANCE
Invited to make a piece for the Paris Opera Ballet, choreographer Bel decided to stage a theatrical portrait of one of the dancers in the corps de ballet, Veronique Doisneau. On the eve of her retirement, Doisneau reflects on her career as she prepares to take the stage alone for the first time with the corps de ballet. ( 37 min )


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