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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.

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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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Shaolin Cinema: Hong Kong Films of the Late 1970s and Early '80s

The martial arts film has long been the Hong Kong equivalent to the American western and Japanese samurai film. Hong Kong swordplay films of the 1960s gave way to early ’70s movies featuring Shaolin Temple monks who blended Buddhist teachings with deadly fighting styles. By the late 1970s, fight-choreographers-turned-directors Lau Kar-Leung, Tang Chia, and Yuen Woo-Ping were bringing martial arts cinema to its apex, delivering action-packed films with high production values, elaborate set designs, and excellent cinematography. This series, curated by local programmer and film collector Dan Halsted, features rare 35mm prints of this unjustly overlooked genre.



Sat, Jan 22, 2011
at 9 PM

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THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
DIRECTOR: LAU KAR-LEUNG
HONG KONG, 1978

In this quintessential martial arts film, Gordon Liu stars as a young revolutionary fighting the oppressive Manchu government. Forced into hiding, he sneaks into the Shaolin Temple to learn kung fu from the reclusive Shaolin monks, after which he sets out to use his newfound skill to wreak vengeance. (115 mins.)

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Fri, Jan 28, 2011
at 9 PM

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THE AVENGING EAGLE
DIRECTOR: SUN CHUNG
HONG KONG, 1978

The Thirteen Eagles are a savage gang plundering villages and killing at will. When one of the Eagles grows a conscience and leaves the clan, he joins forces with a mysterious wandering kung fu fighter (the great Fu Sheng). Ruthlessly hunted by the remaining Eagles, the two rogue warriors bring the fight to the Eagles’ doorstep in a massive climactic showdown. (90 mins.)

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Sat, Jan 29, 2011
at 7 PM

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OPIUM AND THE KUNG FU MASTER
DIRECTOR: TANG CHIA
HONG KONG, 1984

Hong Kong superstar Ti Lung is a martial arts master who protects a town from roving thugs and bandits. Although he has devoted his life to Buddhism, he has also developed quite the taste for opium. When his visits to an opium den increase, he fails to realize that the gang operating the den is beginning to corrupt the town. A rare Hong Kong commentary on addiction and failure, directed by longtime fight choreographer Tang Chia. (85 mins.)

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Fri, Feb 4, 2011
at 9 PM

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BASTARD SWORDSMAN
DIRECTOR: CHANG CHEH
HONG KONG, 1983

Every ten years, two rival clans have a duel. The chief of the losing clan at the last duel has since devoted his life to learning the “Silkworm Technique” of sword fighting but has failed to master it. Meanwhile, an orphan in the clan begs to be taught the martial arts but is denied until a masked stranger begins training him. Before long, all roads will converge in wild, high-flying sword fighting excitement. (95 mins.)

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Sat, Feb 5, 2011
at 7 PM

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SNAKE IN THE EAGLE’S SHADOW
DIRECTOR: YUEN WOO-PING
HONG KONG, 1978

Jackie Chan in his breakthrough role stars as an orphan who befriends an old master of the snakefist fighting style, though the rival Eagle Claw clan is determined to destroy all who practice snakefist. The build-up towards the inevitable showdown features a slew of kung fu fights, a classic snakefist training sequence, an evil high-kicking Eagle Claw master, a kung fu Jesus, and a death-match between a cat and a cobra, in one of the greatest kung fu movies of all time. (90 mins.)

This film is dubbed.


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