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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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Black Christmas
Sociopathic con-men, double-dealing crooks, and cold-blooded hit men make up the list of usual suspects in these film noir classics. Some are perennial favorites while others are little seen gems, but all deliver the goods: the characteristic blend of grit, suspense, and impending doom that only noir can achieve. Happy holidays!

Fri, Dec 19, 2008
at 6 PM

SUNSET BOULEVARD
DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
US
William Holden and Gloria Swanson star in Wilder's classic as a pair of washed-up Hollywood has-beens. When Joe Gillis, a hack screenwriter desperate to rekindle his career, allows Norma Desmond, a reclusive former diva of the silent film era, to become both his benefactor and lover, misplaced ambition and self-delusion lead to inevitable jealousy, betrayal and murder. ( 110 min )


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Double feature with BLAST OF SILENCE
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Fri, Dec 19, 2008
at 9 PM

BLAST OF SILENCE
DIRECTOR: ALLEN BARON
US
Baron wrote, directed and starred in this long-forgotten noir masterpiece: the story of hit man Frankie Bono, who returns to the dark streets of New York City on Christmas Eve to silence a mid-level mob boss whose ambitions have outgrown his usefulness. When his plans go awry, Bono is unwittingly drawn into the bowels of the cruel city, his murderous intensity slowly giving way to bitter anger and hostile regret. Ignoring the established conventions of the hard-boiled narrative style of the day, Baron's bleak vision is a must-see for all die-hard noir fans. ( 77 min )


Double feature with SUNSET BOULEVARD
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sat, Dec 20, 2008
at 7 PM

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
DIRECTOR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
US
Guy Haines (Farley Granger) and Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) meet by chance on a train. Innocent conversation quickly turns macabre when Anthony proposes a wife swap with fatal implications. When Haines is then wrongly accused of his own wife's murder, a high-stakes game of cat and mouse ensues. Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN is one of Hitchcock's finest exercises in suspense. ( 101 min )


Double feature with THE WRONG MAN
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sat, Dec 20, 2008
at 9 PM

THE WRONG MAN
DIRECTOR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
US
Henry Fonda stars as Manny Balestrero, a talented musician who's a little light in the pocketbook. When he attempts to borrow money for his wife's dental treatment, he's mistaken for a hold-up man who robbed an insurance company. Though claiming his innocence, he appears extremely guilty and is arrested and brought to trial. Based on real events, and in many instances filmed where the events took place, the film's restrained, semi-documentary shooting style lends convincing emotional weight to the story. ( 105 min )


Double feature with STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sun, Dec 21, 2008
at 7 PM

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
DIRECTOR: JOHN HUSTON
US
Exquisitely shot with the characteristic grit and innate beauty of the noir aesthetic, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE remains a classic of the genre. Sterling Hayden stars as tough guy Dix Handley, hired as the muscle for a gang plotting the perfect crime: a million-dollar jewelry store heist. Sam Jaffe portrays the criminal mastermind who hatches a plan so perfect it may just be their undoing. Huston displays his trademark appreciation for the social outsider as he masterfully weaves a seamless plot. A young, pre-stardom Marilyn Monroe co-stars. ( 112 min )


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Fri, Dec 26, 2008
at 7 PM

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
DIRECTOR: CHARLES LAUGHTON
US
Robert Mitchum commands the screen as Harry Powell, a dangerous con man looking to relieve the recently widowed Willa (Shelley Winters) of the $10,000 fortune that her bank robber husband died protecting. Willa's two young children quickly become his prey when he discovers that only they know where the money is hidden. Simultaneously chilling and surreal, Laughton's only directorial effort is a landmark of the genre and an acting tour de force for Mitchum and Winters. Silent screen star Lillian Gish also makes a memorable appearance as Mitchum's uncanny foil. ( 93 min )


Double feature with COP HATER
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Fri, Dec 26, 2008
at 8:45 PM

COP HATER
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM BERKE
US
A series of execution-style cop killings in the middle of a sweltering New York summer evening confound Detective Steve Carelli (Robert Loggia), as they seem completely unconnected—aside from the fact that the dead cops all hail from the 87th Precinct. When Carelli voices his private suppositions to an ambitious reporter hoping to land the big scoop, his deaf-mute love interest is put into peril. Based on the hard-boiled novel by Ed McBain, COP HATER delivers unexpected turns as Carelli races to catch the killer before he strikes too close to home. ( 75 min )


Double feature with NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sat, Dec 27, 2008
at 7 PM

CRY TERROR!
DIRECTOR: ANDREW L. STONE
US
A happily married couple (James Mason and Inger Stevens) is caught up in a dangerous web of suspense and intrigue when the husband unintentionally helps a psychopathic criminal (Rod Steiger) build a deadly bomb. He is kidnapped with his wife and daughter by a pair of thugs (Jack Klugman and Angie Dickinson), and things quickly go from bad to worse as this little-seen noir thriller ratchets up the tension to a wrenching level. ( 96 min )


Double feature with THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sat, Dec 27, 2008
at 9 PM

THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES
DIRECTOR: JOHN FARROW
US
Edward G. Robinson stars as John Triton, aka The Mental Wizard, a man with the gift, or perhaps the curse, of precognition. When a beautiful heiress attempts suicide, her fiancé becomes suspicious of her relationship with the enigmatic Triton. Are his visions simply an elaborate ruse designed to con the young woman out of her fortune, or are his precognitive flights of fancy indicative of a darker truth? Adapting the film from the suspenseful novel by Cornell Woolrich, Farrow delivers a stylish noir thriller. ( 81 min )


Double feature with CRY TERROR!
Double features cost an additional $2 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.
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Sun, Dec 28, 2008
at 7 PM

THE BIG SLEEP
DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS
US
The chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall was never more palpable than in Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler's classic novel. Bogart plays Philip Marlowe, hired by wealthy socialite Vivian Rutledge (Bacall) to keep an eye on her younger sister, who she fears has fallen in with the wrong crowd. As Marlowe's investigation deepens, his every effort is complicated by mobsters, mayhem and murder, while a burgeoning romance with Vivian promises to draw him ever deeper into a seemingly inescapable web of betrayal and deceit. ( 114 min )


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