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VENUES AND TICKETS
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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Special Screenings


Tue, Dec 1, 2009
at 7:30 PM

THE FILM CENTER, CINEMA PROJECT & PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PRESENT: THE CINEMATIC PRACTICE OF REPLAYED REALITY
DIRECTOR: SUSANNA HELKE

VISITING ARTIST—Finnish director Susanna Helke and co-director Virpi Suutari’s work questions the practice of nonfiction filmmaking. Playing with the borders of documentary and fiction, the pair work in the tradition of documentaire joué, or as Helke describes it, “the cinematic practice of replayed reality,” fashioning films that examine the capacity for humans to adapt and learn (or not) from their surroundings. WHITE SKY (1998) is the portrait of a family living in the shadow of Russia’s second largest nickel plant. While the factory spews out heavy metals into the crisp northern landscape, the family members go about life in their high-rise apartment, saving money, planning for a new car, and yearning for a vacation. SIN (1996), a stylized and mannerist confessional of small betrayals and petty misdeeds, is a “documentary of daily offenses,” while the short videos WAR (2006) and SPRING (2006) present two different views on the youth of Finland. Helke, currently on the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will introduce the films.

( 120 min )
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Wed, Dec 9, 2009
at 7 PM

Sat, Dec 12, 2009
at 2:30 PM

Sat, Dec 12, 2009
at 4:30 PM

Wed, Dec 16, 2009
at 7 PM

Sat, Dec 19, 2009
at 4:30 PM

2009 BRITISH ADVERTISING AWARDS
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
GREAT BRITAIN

The British Television Advertising Awards' annual collection of television and cinema commercials showcases what many in advertising and film consider the best work in this field in the world. This year's eclectic mix of dry British comedy, cinematic and digital bravura, hard-hitting PSA's, and new twists on long-running campaigns reveals again that humor and innovation in advertising go on unabated. Thanks again to BTAA, London for this always entertaining crash course on the marriage of advertising and film, art and commerce.

( 80 min )
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Fri, Dec 11, 2009
at 7 PM

Fri, Dec 11, 2009
at 9 PM

Sat, Dec 12, 2009
at 7 PM

Sat, Dec 12, 2009
at 9 PM

Sun, Dec 13, 2009
at 7 PM

Mon, Dec 14, 2009
at 7 PM

RASHOMON
DIRECTOR: AKIRA KUROSAWA
JAPAN, 1950

RASHOMON introduced Kurosawa, and in effect the Japanese cinema, to Western audiences. This perfectly realized drama probing the nature of reality and illusion is set in the 12th century. The story follows the rape of a samurai’s bride and his subsequent murder by a country bandit in the forest. Through flashbacks, Kurosawa allows us to see these events unfold four times—through the eyes of each involved and by a local woodcutter who witnessed the attack. Each version of events possesses its own ring of truth, yet each is fundamentally different. Ultimately, the audience must reach its own conclusions. Adding another level to the unfolding of events, the retellings of the attack take place among the woodcutter, a priest, and a cynical commoner, listeners with their own views to take into account. Starring Toshiro Mifune as the feisty bandit, Machiko Kyo as the servile yet vengeful bride, and Masayuki Mori as the samurai, RASHOMON won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. We are pleased to be able to present a new 35mm print of Kurosawa’s classic work. “One of the most brilliantly constructed films of all time…A hallmark of film history.”—James Monaco.

( 88 min )
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