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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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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.

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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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Jacques Audiard Films

Though he has only made five films in 15 years, Jacques Audiard has already taken his place among the great French directors, hailed by audiences and critics internationally. More than just a master of the thriller, Audiard has managed to fuse the traditions of the pulp fiction genre with biting social relevance and compelling compassion for characters who must overcome all in finding identity, if not survival in a hostile world. If you have not yet caught up with A PROPHET, one of the great films of the last year, or his earlier SELF-MADE HERO and READ MY LIPS (THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED and SEE HOW THEY FALL are only available on DVD), enjoy.

SERIES SUPPORT FROM THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE PORTLAND.



Fri, Aug 20, 2010
at 7 PM

Sat, Aug 21, 2010
at 9 PM

READ MY LIPS
DIRECTOR: JACQUES AUDIARD
FRANCE, 2001

Carla (Emmanuelle Devos) is a long-time employee of a property development company. Hard-working and well-informed, she’d like to move up the ranks, but her own timidity, due largely to a serious hearing problem, always holds her back. Into her life walks Paul Angeli (Vincent Cassel), a completely unskilled trainee who’s just been released from jail. He is assigned to work with Carla, who quickly learns to use him to channel her own aggression and ambitions; meanwhile, he finds a way to make her a player in his own plots for revenge. Audiard’s fascinating, emotional mano a mano observes Carla and Paul as they continually circle one another, both seeking their own advantage, yet being drawn ever more deeply into the other’s world.

( 115 min )

Winner of César Awards for Best Actress and Screenplay.


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Sat, Aug 21, 2010
at 7 PM

A SELF-MADE HERO
DIRECTOR: JACQUES AUDIARD
FRANCE, 1995

Set in France as the German occupation comes to an end in 1944-45, A SELF-MADE HERO offers a wry view of just how easy it was to fabricate a past in the confusion of the times. Mathieu Kassovitz plays an inventive young man who—having missed the chance to be a hero in the war—appropriates the true stories of others, creating a new identity as a member of the Resistance. His deceit brings him honor, admiration, friendship, power, and love, which attests to the truth of his worldview: “The best lives are the ones we make up.” The entertaining and intelligent script won a well-deserved Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “Firstly, what lies are we talking about? The little man who lies to answer back or a whole nation that lies to itself because the truth is simply unbearable?”—Jacques Audiard.

( 105 min )
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Sun, Aug 22, 2010
at 7 PM

A PROPHET
DIRECTOR: JACQUES AUDIARD
FRANCE, 2009

Frenchman Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, is condemned to six years in prison. Nineteen years old, unable to read or write, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out to toughen him up and gain the gang leader’s confidence. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own surprising plans. “Audiard’s rich thriller is elegantly structured, arresting in its detailing of a little-known subculture, filled with fascinating characters, and gripping from beginning to end.”—Film Comment.

( 155 min )

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this year’s French submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and winner of the César for Best French Film.


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