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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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Special Screenings


Tue, Nov 21, 2006
at 7 PM

Fri, Nov 24, 2006
at 7 PM

2005 BRITISH ADVERTISING AWARDS
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
BRITAIN
British advertising agencies (and their brave clients) are renowned for their wit and daring, fearlessly challenging the political correctness that constrains their colleagues in America. Each year for the last 29 years the British Television Advertising Awards has showcased the best of the best—from the laugh out loud hilarious, to the technically dazzling to pithy mini-messages that address critical social issues with provocative candor. This year's collection reveals that the humor and innovation go on abated, and with the Cannes Award Winners (some happy overlaps), offer a crash course in the contemporary state of the advertising and film marriage. ( 100 min )


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Sat, Dec 2, 2006
at 2 PM

THE GOLDEN AGE OF PORTLAND MOVIE THEATRES
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
US
The closing of the Guild, the last single-screen movie theater in downtown Portland, marked the end of an era that began with the Arcade nickelodeon in 1903. Today, we welcome Portland theater historians and archivists Steve Stone and Mike Matthews who will take us on an illustrated tour of a century of Portland's picture palaces big and small—from the grand screens of the 1920's (Broadway, Paramount, Orpheum, Oriental) to the drive-ins of the 1950s to the arrival of the multiplex era. Exhaustive research, rare photos and publications and many a story promise discoveries for filmgoers of all eras. Included, of course, will be a short history of the Guild Theatre (1927-2006), which was a Film Center venue from 1998-2006. Bring your memories, Portland movie artifacts and your questions.

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Wed, Dec 6, 2006
at 7 PM

Fri, Dec 8, 2006
at 9 PM

Sat, Dec 9, 2006
at 9 PM

2005 CANNES ADVERTISING AWARDS
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
The Cannes International Advertising Festival, now in its 52nd year, is the world's most prestigious competition for television commercial and public service announcements. Winning a Cannes Lion is the most coveted of all awards—the one every director, agency or client wants the most. We are pleased to present a compilation of the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from this past June's competition in Cannes, an international selection of the top spots culled from over 7,000 submissions. Besides being fabulously entertained, you'll discover that this particular intersection of art and commerce attracts some of the most creative talents in the world and the application of the latest in image making technology. (100 mins.) ( 100 min )


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Fri, Dec 15, 2006
at 7 PM

Sat, Dec 16, 2006
at 9 PM

A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING
DIRECTOR: KRZYSTOF KIESLOWSKI
POLAND
Krzystof Kieslowski's (RED, WHITE, BLUE) monumental DECALOGUE, providing modern parables based on the Ten Commandments, is possessed by an unerring vision of the human condition. Kieslowski expanded the fifth chapter (a 60 min. version) into a feature, a visceral and deeply felt examination of man's instinct to kill. The protagonist is a teenage boy who commits a horrifying, devastating murder, and finds himself in the equally murderous hands of the criminal justice system. At once a searing drama, a psychological suspense story, and a hard hitting statement on capital punishment, this intense, deeply disturbing work has inspired anguished debate wherever it has been shown. "If Hitchcock had filmed Dostoyevsky, this would be the result."—VARIETY. Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival and the winners of the first European Film Award for Best Film. (84 mins.) SINGLE OR DOUBLE ADMISSION ($2 for second film, same day) with a short film about love. ( 84 min )


SINGLE OR DOUBLE ADMISSION ($2 for second film, same day) with a short film about love.
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Fri, Dec 15, 2006
at 9 PM

Sat, Dec 16, 2006
at 7 PM

A SHORT FILM ABOUT LOVE
DIRECTOR: KRZYSTOF KIESLOWSKI
POLAND
Kielsowski expanded the sixth chapter of THE DECALOGUE into a brilliantly expanded, re-conceived and executed examination of the strange relationship between a repressed voyeur, 19-year-old-Tomik, and his quarry, a sexually aggressive older woman. Tomik spends his spare time scanning windows with his telescope and, as in Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW, begins to spy on a beautiful woman from afar. Watching her lovers come and go he becomes infatuated and sets about to find ways to come into contact with her anonymously. He succeeds in meeting her, unfortunately confesses, and she, bitter about men's love, lures him into an abortive sexual encounter that will change their lives forever. Winner of numerous international accolades including the Critic's Prize at the Venice Film Festival and Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. (86 mins.) SINGLE OR DOUBLE ADMISSION ($2 for second film, same day) with a short film about killing. Special thanks to the Polish National Film Archive, Warsaw and the Polish Cultural Center, New York, for lending 35mm prints for these rare screenings. ( 86 min )


SINGLE OR DOUBLE ADMISSION ($2 for second film, same day) with a short film about killing. Special thanks to the Polish National Film Archive, Warsaw and the Polish Cultural Center, New York, for lending 35mm prints for these rare screenings.
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Fri, Dec 29, 2006
at 7 PM

Sat, Dec 30, 2006
at 4:30 PM

WIde awake
DIRECTOR: ALAN BERLINER
US
Alan Berliner (INTIMATE STRANGER, THE SWEETEST SOUND, NOBODY'S BUSINESS) can't sleep. Describing himself as "jet-lagged in my own time zone," he takes aim as his debilitating affliction (shared by tens of millions according to the National Sleep Foundation) with a wry inquiry into his own psyche and the science of sleep disorders. Canvassing a range of sleep specialists, exasperated family and a laundry list of obsessions, we're treated to glimpses of his nocturnal neurosis and how they fuel his creative and filmmaking process, including his fastidious archives-indexed collections of anonymous home movies, newspaper clippings, abandoned family albums, bizarre sound effects and other ephemera. Berliner integrates it all into a singularly personal essay on the power of sleep on the waking mind and the art that comes from exhaustion and chaos. ". . . an open window on the mind of an obsessed and tortured artist."-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ( 90 min )


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