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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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Declarations of Independence: 1970's Classics
A decade most remembered for the advent of the blockbuster, the 1970s also spawned a rich legacy of smaller films that have remained influential for generations of filmmakers. In an era when the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal created enormous distrust of authority, independently minded producers, writers and directors focused inward, examining the personal and social forces at play. Casting off Hollywood's usual entertainment conventions in favor of gritty and contemplative meditations, these films remain as resonant today as they were three decades ago.

Sat, Mar 7, 2009
at 7 PM

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
DIRECTOR: PETER BOGDANOVICH
US

Peter Bogdanovich directs Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, and Cybill Shepherd, in his breakout film, a masterful depiction of the interwoven lives of the inhabitants of a small Texas town in the 1950s. While telling the story of two best friends struggling to cope with new adulthood, Bogdanovich simultaneously creates a subtle meditation on themes of loneliness, loss, and isolation. Co-stars Ellen Burstyn, as well as Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman, who both earned Oscars for their bravura performances.

( 118 min )
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Thu, Mar 12, 2009
at 7 PM

THE LAST DETAIL
DIRECTOR: HAL ASHBY
US

With an unconventional script by Robert Towne (CHINATOWN), and understated performances by Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid, Ashby's singular directorial whimsy THE LAST DETAIL is an exemplar of the free-form cinematic aesthetic of the seventies. Billy "Bad Ass" Budduskey (Nicholson) and Mule Mulhall (Otis Young) are two Navy men given a week to escort a young prisoner (Randy Quaid) from Virginia to a naval penitentiary in Maine. Intending to conclude their business quickly and spend the rest of their time partying, the two men instead become enamored of the young prisoner and decide to include him in their ribald revelry.

( 103 min )
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Sat, Mar 14, 2009
at 7 PM

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
DIRECTOR: ALAN J. PAKULA
US

Watergate forever changed the way politics, politicians, and the power of the press were regarded. Adapting the book written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Pakula employs the aesthetic and pacing of a taut thriller to unravel the conspiracy-laden burglary and its mysteries. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman portray the two young, story-hungry reporters that navigate a labyrinthine web of lies and cover-ups.

( 138 min )
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Thu, Mar 19, 2009
at 7 PM

MEAN STREETS
DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
US

Based in part on his own experiences in the darker corners of New York's Little Italy, MEAN STREETS is Martin Scorsese's parable of a man attempting to reconcile his violent lifestyle with an irresolute Catholic faith. Harvey Keitel portrays Charlie, a well-meaning, small-time hood whose conflicted nature is slowly beginning to jeopardize both his work and his private life. Robert De Niro turns in a startling performance as Johnny Boy, Charlie's arguably psychopathic friend, whose quick temper and unpaid debts quickly become menacing liabilities. A powerful character-driven film, Scorsese's Italian-American rock-infused classic is one of the definitive films of the decade.

( 112 min )

Sponsored by Buffalo Exchange.


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Sat, Mar 21, 2009
at 7 PM

NETWORK
DIRECTOR: SIDNEY LUMET
US

NETWORK follows the story of jaded news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch), who, upon learning that he's to be fired after years in the business, takes advantage of a live broadcast to announce his own on-air suicide. When the ratings unexpectedly soar and Beale is transformed into a modern-day prophet, the network bosses that once sought the end of his otherwise unremarkable career now find themselves urging him into the glare of the media spotlight. Working from Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay, with a star-studded cast including Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, and William Holden, Lumet crafts an unrelenting satire of a media and public that symbiotically feed off spectacle.

( 121 min )
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Thu, Mar 26, 2009
at 7 PM

KLUTE
DIRECTOR: ALAN J. PAKULA
US

Featuring harsh, gritty cinematography by Gordon Willis (THE GODFATHER), KLUTE adopts the structure of a 1940s film noir to tell the tale of John Klute (Donald Sutherland), a small-town detective who finds himself in the Big Apple to investigate the murder of a close friend. Upon his arrival, his only tangible lead is working girl and aspiring actress Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda), whose gentlemen callers enable her to maintain her independence and free will. But as Klute's investigation progresses and he inadvertently puts her life in danger, emotion defies the logic of life's choices.

( 114 min )
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Sat, Mar 28, 2009
at 7 PM

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
DIRECTOR: JOHN CASSAVETES
US

Foregoing Hollywood production methods and working with a small budget, Cassavetes created one of his masterpieces and one of independent cinema's true classics. Gena Rowlands portrays Mabel Longhetti, a housewife with no means of emotional or creative expression beyond the familial. A woman trapped in a stifling social environment, she has nowhere to turn as the banality of routine slowly leads to an unhealthy co-dependence on her family and eventual mental crisis. Rowlands gives a harrowing performance in collaboration with husband Cassavetes, whose unorthodox methods of encouraging actors to reveal the core of their characters' emotions was key to his vision as an artist. Peter Falk stars as Mabel's husband.

( 155 min )
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Thu, Apr 2, 2009
at 7 PM

LENNY
DIRECTOR: BOB FOSSE
US

Shot in stark black and white and constructed as a pseudo-documentary, LENNY recounts the rise and fall of barrier-breaking comedian Lenny Bruce, found dead from a drug overdose at the age of 40. Bruce suffered numerous career setbacks as his acerbic comedy routines earned him arrests for obscenity; his routines eventually devolved into self-aggrandizing commentary. While offering a blistering criticism of the entertainment industry, Fosse portrays Bruce, as victimized as he was, as his own worst enemy. Dustin Hoffman turns in a stunning performance as Bruce, as does Valerie Perrine as his ex-stripper wife.

( 111 min )
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Fri, Apr 3, 2009
at 7 PM

Sat, Apr 4, 2009
at 7 PM

FIVE EASY PIECES
DIRECTOR: BOB RAFELSON
US

Perhaps no film is more emblematic of the uncompromising spirit of independent cinema in the 1970s than FIVE EASY PIECES. Jack Nicholson stars as Bobby Duprea, a man with an amazing talent for music, yet unable to find a way to express it and facing the fear that opportunity may have already passed him by. Disappointed at every turn, Duprea's life is further complicated when he visits his family after a long absence, and finds that their hold on him is more inescapable than ever. Featuring beautiful cinematography by Laszlo Kovaks, this emotionally haunting story examines the destructive pain of regret and compromise.

( 98 min )

Double feature with BADLANDS
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, Apr 3, 2009
at 9 PM

Sat, Apr 4, 2009
at 9 PM

BADLANDS
DIRECTOR: TERRENCE MALICK
US

Kit (Martin Sheen), a soft-spoken garbage man, falls quickly and intensely in love with 15-year-old Holly (Sissy Spacek). Their breakneck romance is quickly complicated by her disapproving father, precipitating a tidal wave of violence as the two lovers set off across the Dakota Badlands in a fatalistic search for private refuge from a society that cannot accept them. Malick's first feature astonished in every respect, with vibrant cinematography, exceptional performances, and a nuanced understanding of the structure of rural American society in the 1950s.

( 94 min )

Double feature with FIVE EASY PIECES
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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