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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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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 Screen
In partnership with PICA and Cinema Project, we are pleased to present this series of time-based media projects informed by visual and performance art practices. For a complete schedule of PICA's Time Based Art performances and events, go to www.pica.org.

Sat, Sep 9, 2006
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Thu, Sep 14, 2006
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FILMS BY JOHANNA BILLING
DIRECTOR: JOHANNA BILLING
VARIOUS
Feelings of melancholy and intrigue permeate Billing's films, which explore changing societies and the emotions people lose touch with. Oscillating between the staged and the real, the works synthesize charged silences and permeating pop songs in order to reflect the psychology of group dynamic. Included in this screening of multiple shorts works is YOU DON'T LOVE ME YET (2003), which features 40 musicians recording a cover version of the Roky Erickson song of the same name. Other films, usually shown as looping installations in gallery settings, capture art class performing a dance, mechanically document the process of moving, and observe a large crowd of young people seemingly waiting for something to happen.

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Sat, Sep 9, 2006
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Sun, Sep 10, 2006
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Films by Sutapa Biswas
DIRECTOR: SUTAPA BISWAS
The film installations of British/East-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas are dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and relationships through diverse time periods and works of art. The program includes selections from the last ten years of Biswas' work and features UNTITLED (THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF MICKET BAKER, 1967). The film casts an obscure British B-movie actor in a scenario inspired by the word of the American painter Edward Hopper. Like watching a living, breathing painting, the camera remains stationary as the viewer regards a naked, aging man standing in quiet reverie, bathed in the sunlight that slowly shifts across his body through the window of a traditional English drawing room. ( 40 min )


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Sun, Sep 10, 2006
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Tue, Sep 12, 2006
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Wed, Sep 13, 2006
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Fri, Sep 15, 2006
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HIDDEN INSIDE MOUNTAINS
DIRECTOR: LAURIE ANDERSON
US
Commissioned by EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan, HIDDEN INSIDE MOUNTAINS is a high definition film that features an original score written and recorded by Laurie Anderson with additional vocals by singer/performer Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons). Comprised of short stories about nature, artifice and dreams set in a fictitious world of theatrical spaces, each unfolds through music, gesture, text and poetic visual images. Written by Anderson and presented in both Japanese and English, the haunting music features violins, bells, dog barks and melody as well as many of Anderson's signature electronic sounds ( 25 min )


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Sun, Sep 10, 2006
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Tue, Sep 12, 2006
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Wed, Sep 13, 2006
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Fri, Sep 15, 2006
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HOME OF THE BRAVE: A CONCERT FILM BY LAURIE ANDERSON
DIRECTOR: LAURIE ANDERSON
US
Filmed in a studio and in part before a live audience, HOME OF THE BRAVE is an eye-popping tapestry stitched with video, chaotic choreography, subtitles, wild props such as dancing shirts and a so-called drum suit that turns the singer's entire body into a percussive instrument, Latin percussionists, a game show hostess, a telephone that drops in from nowhere and a tango by William Burroughs. Among the classic tracks performed are "Excellent Birds," "Sharkey's Day," and "Language is a Virus." "This is a kind of concert film the way my performances are kind of concerts."- Laurie Anderson. ( 90 min )


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Sat, Sep 16, 2006
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Sun, Sep 17, 2006
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N4467S: TRACKING THE CIA'S "TORTURE PLANES"
DIRECTOR: TREVOR PAGLEN
US
Artist, writer, and “experimental geographer� Trevor Paglen and The Speculative Archive (Julia Meltzer and David Thorne) join forces in a program investigating the secret underworld of government and the war on terror. In recent years, the CIA has been using unmarked civilian airplanes to kidnap and transport suspected terrorists to countries like Poland, Egypt, and Romania where they can be tortured outside of the official U.S. military and prison system. In this lecture-based piece, Paglin uses diagrams, photographs, and other documents, to navigate the fog of misinformation that hides secret truths. ( 100 min )


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Sat, Sep 16, 2006
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Sun, Sep 17, 2006
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NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT WHEN
DIRECTOR: TREVOR PAGLEN
US
The Speculative Archive's new video began with research around the U.S. National Security Strategy of 2002 and its focus on preemption as a means to spread global democracy. Asking the question: How do visions of the future re-shape the time and experience of the present? the team examines how people live between political possibilities (their autocratic regime, American ultimatums) or "Iraqi-style civil war or the devil we know." Are these the only possible visions of a future?

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