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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

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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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Northwest Tracking

The ongoing Northwest Tracking series focuses a spotlight on the work of independent filmmakers living across the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.



Thu, Apr 4, 2013
at 7 PM

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DRAWING DEAD
DIRECTOR: MIKE WEEKS
PORTLAND, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—Poker was once a blue-collar game played in smoky backrooms over beer-soaked green felt tables, until an online poker player from Tennessee shocked the world by winning $2.5 million at the 2003 World Series of Poker. The truth behind the hype is that there is a dark side to this game, one you won’t see on ESPN. First-time filmmaker (and Portland resident) Mike Weeks examines the highs and lows of online poker from two very different perspectives: that of Dusty Schmidt, an amateur golfer turned professional online poker player who has earned four million dollars at the sport to date and is considered among the world’s elite players, and that of Michael Korpi, Jr., a star athlete and talented musician whose weakness for online poker derailed his life. (77 mins.)

Director Mike Weeks will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A session.


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Thu, Apr 11, 2013
at 7 PM

MASSACRED FOR GOLD
DIRECTOR: JENNIFER ANDERSON, VERNON LOTT
LEWISTON, IDAHO, 2013

VISITING ARTISTS—Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott (BAD WRITING, CONFLUENCE), a husband-and-wife filmmaking team from Lewiston, Idaho, return with this directors’ cut screening of their new film unearthing a little-reported, century-old crime. In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were murdered on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon. Evidence points to an improbable gang of seven rustlers and schoolboys—one only 15 years old—as the killers. With narration by actor Robert Longstreet (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, THE OREGONIAN), an evocative score by Tim Hecker, and editing by Nigel Galt (EYES WIDE SHUT), MASSACRED FOR GOLD contemplates the inhumanity of the tragic event and the otherwise forgotten men who were so senselessly killed. (112 mins.)

Based on the book Massacred for Gold by R. Gregory Nokes.

Author R. Gregory Nokes and cinematographer Ryan K. Adams will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A session.


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Thu, Apr 25, 2013
at 7 PM

Sun, Apr 28, 2013
at 7 PM

BEST OF THE 39TH NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS

VISITING ARTISTS—Each year, following the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, the Film Center assembles a cross-section of Festival selections and sends it on tour across the region and beyond to find new audiences and inspire new artists. Tonight, the tour stops in Portland—a chance to see these great films again or for the first time if you missed their Festival screenings. The program includes Josh Lunden’s SOMEONE, Chel White’s BIRD OF FLAMES, Nathaniel Akin’s A TAX ON BUNNY RABBITS, Bahar Noorizadeh’s LINGO, Sal Strom’s ARCTIC CHRISTMAS, Tess Martin’s THE WHALE STORY, James Heber’s IN ALL FORMS, David Hovan’s LATER THAN  USUAL, Orland Nutt’s DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I & II, and Robert Sickels’s STERLING HALLARD BRIGHT DRAKE. (75 mins.)

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Wed, May 1, 2013
at 6 PM

PROJECT VIEWFINDER
School of Film Premiere
DIRECTOR: ALEX, ANTWOINE, BUTTERFLY, DAVID, DEONDRE, JOHN, JO’VANNIE, RACHEL, REX, TREASURE & STONE
PORTLAND, 2013

VISITING ARTISTS—Tonight we celebrate the creative spirit and artistic achievements of a group of young adults who have spent the last several months participating in Project Viewfinder, a School of Film community outreach project conducted with the help of New Avenues for Youth, p:ear, Outside In, and the Bud Clark Commons Media Project. Mentored by lead faculty member Bushra Azzouz and supporting instructors, these youth have worked in front of and behind the camera to find their voices as mediamakers, sharing personal stories about the struggles of homelessness and the transitions they are now trying to make to lives of hope, joy, and self-sufficiency. Together, the works are a poignant reflection on an often overlooked and misunderstood aspect of community vitality and livability. (80 mins.)

Many of the youth filmmakers will be in attendance. Join us for a pre-film reception at 5 p.m. in the Andree Stevens Room, adjacent to the Whitsell Auditorium.

Free admission.


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Thu, May 2, 2013
at 7 PM

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EVERYTHING WENT DOWN
DIRECTOR: DUSTIN MORROW
PORTLAND, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—Filmmaker and Portland State University professor Dustin Morrow’s first feature is a contemporary musical that tells the story of a young college professor who, crippled by numbing grief, has shut himself off from the world following the death of his wife. At the same time, a young singer-songwriter (popular indie rocker Kate Tucker), struggling to make a name for herself and bogged down by the pressures of turning her art into commerce, has lost sight of why she wanted to make music in the first place. The film chronicles the budding friendship between the professor and the singer, as the energy and beauty of her music begin to bring him back to life and the value of her songs to this man reawakens her to the merits of making music. (85 mins.)

Director Dustin Morrow will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A session.


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Wed, May 8, 2013
at 7 PM

OPEN SCREENING
DIRECTOR: YOU

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium and invite you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by May 1 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring your friends, family, and crew—admission is free!

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Wed, May 29, 2013
at 7 PM

BACKBONE: EARLY VANCOUVER EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA, 1967–1981
DIRECTOR: RICHARD MARTIN

VISITING ARTIST—From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Vancouver, B.C. was an international hub for experimental film and the source of an enduring body of work that resonates today. Vancouver filmmaker Richard Martin’s documentary examines some of the key works of the era, offering perspective on the social and cultural context of the time and the varied influences of psychedelic pop, structuralism, experimental drama, and poetic cinema. Featuring interviews from members of Vancouver’s cultural community—including the artists themselves—the film offers a primer for appreciating a program of key works curated by Martin, all of which reveal vibrant visions. Martin’s BACKBONE (60 mins.) will be followed by Gary Lee Nova’s STEEL MUSHROOMS (1967), Al Razutis’s LUMIÈRE’S TRAIN (ARRIVING AT THE STATION) (1979), Sturla Gunnarsson’s A DAY MUCH LIKE THE OTHERS (1977), Chris Gallagher’s SEEING IN THE RAIN (1981), Patricia Gruben’s THE CENTRAL CHARACTER (1977), David Rimmer’s CANADIAN PACIFIC 1 (1974), Tom Braidwood’s BACKBONE (1972), Peter Lipskis’s ECLIPSE (1979), Kirk Tougas’s FAR FROM QUEBEC (LOIN DU QUÉBEC) (1971), and Michael McGarry’s IN BLACK AND WHITE (1979). (Total program running time: 156 mins.)

Director Richard Martin will introduce the program.

Co-presented by Portland Experimental Film Festival, May 21-26.


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