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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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The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Inspired by his book of the same title, Mark Cousins’ 15-hour history of the cinema spans the silent era to today’s digital age. Produced over the course of six years, Cousins’ very personal, self-produced series explores the history of an art form, not an industry, focusing on the creative individuals and innovators who have molded and advanced film since the pioneering efforts of Louis Lumière in 1895. THE STORY OF FILM’S perspective is global, with director interviews and surprising clips from key foreign cinema traditions. The result is not only wide-ranging and knowledgeable but brimming with a love of movies. “A semester-long film studies survey course compressed into 15 brisk, sometimes contentious hours.”—The New York Times. Shown in five three-hour segments.

Series pass: $35 general, $30 Silver Screen Club Friends



Sat, Aug 4, 2012
at 7 PM

Tue, Aug 7, 2012
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE STORY OF FILM: PART I
DIRECTOR: MARK COUSINS
GREAT BRITAIN, 2011

Episode 1 (1895–1918): The birth of the cinema and the introduction of the thesis that ideas and passion have always driven movies more than money and marketing. Episode 2 (1918–1928): The triumph of American film and the first of its rebels. Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties: glitz, fantasy, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton. Robert Flaherty, Eric Von Stroheim, and Carl Theodor Dreyer battle for the soul of the new medium with movies that are serious and mature. Episode 3 (1918–1932): The great rebel filmmakers around the world. The silent era proves a golden age of world cinema: German expressionism, Soviet montage, French impressionism and surrealism, the glories of China and Japan. (180 mins.)

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Fri, Aug 10, 2012
at 7 PM

Mon, Aug 13, 2012
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE STORY OF FILM: PART II
DIRECTOR: MARK COUSINS
GREAT BRITAIN, 2011

Episode 4 (1930s): The great American movie genres and the brilliance of European film. The arrival of sound and the birth of new types of movies: screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, and musicals. Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and moody Frenchmen. Episode 5 (1939–1952): The devastation of war and a new movie language. Daring post-war cinema, from Italy to Hollywood (Orson Welles to Stanley Donen) to the McCarthy era. Episode 6 (1953–1957): The swollen story—world cinema bursting at the seams. 1950s sex and melodrama: James Dean, Marlon Brando, and glossy weepies. Passionate movies from Mexico, Great Britain, Egypt (Youssef Chahine), India, China, and Japan (Akira Kurosawa). (180 mins.)

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Fri, Aug 17, 2012
at 7 PM

Mon, Aug 20, 2012
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE STORY OF FILM: PART III
DIRECTOR: MARK COUSINS
GREAT BRITAIN, 2011

Episode 7 (1957–1964): The shock of the new modern filmmaking in Western Europe. The explosive European cinema of the late 1950s and ’60s: Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, and the French New Wave. Episode 8 (1965–1969): New Waves sweep around the world. EASY RIDER and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY usher in a new era in American cinema. Internationally, Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkvosky, and Nagisa Oshima make waves. Episode 9 (1967–1979): New American cinema. American cinema matures and a new Black American cinema is born. (180 mins.)

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Fri, Aug 24, 2012
at 7 PM

Sun, Aug 26, 2012
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE STORY OF FILM: PART IV
DIRECTOR: MARK COUSINS
GREAT BRITAIN, 2011

Episode 10 (1969–1979): Radical directors in the ’70s make state-of-the-nation movies. Movies in Europe, South America, Africa, and Japan try to change the world. Another New Wave hits Australia. Episode 11 (the 1970s and onwards): Innovation in popular culture around the world. The arrival of the multiplex: STAR WARS, JAWS, et al. Bollywood blooms and Bruce Lee kickstarts a new kind of kinetic cinema. Episode 12 (the 1980s): Moviemaking and protest around the world. Bold filmmakers speak truth to power in protest movies in America, the Soviet Union, and pre-Tiananmen China. Krzysztof Kieslowski emerges in Poland. (180 mins.)

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Fri, Aug 31, 2012
at 7 PM

Sun, Sep 2, 2012
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE STORY OF FILM: PART V
DIRECTOR: MARK COUSINS
GREAT BRITAIN, 2011

Episode 13 (1990–1998): The last days of celluloid before the coming of digital. Film enters another golden age in Iran (Abbas Kiarostami), Japan (Shinji Tsukamoto), France (Claire Denis), and Mexico, among other places. Episode 14 (the 1990s): the first days of digital–reality losing its realness in America and Australia. Brilliant, flashy, playful English-language movies (by Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Baz Luhrmann, et al.) Change the movies again. Digital technology promises even more profound change. Episode 15 (2000 onwards): film moves full circle and the future of the movies. Movies get serious after 9/11. Romanian cinema, David Lynch, Alexander Sokurov, and Christopher Nolan continue to break new ground as the art of cinema looks toward the future. (180 mins.)

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