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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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$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.



   
Festivals Archive
Schedule Archives
China


Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 8:30 PM

Mon, Feb 19, 2007
at 3 PM

The Banquet
DIRECTOR: FENG XIAOGANG
CHINA
A sumptuous epic of courtly intrigue, royal usurpers and star–crossed love, The Banquet is set in 10th–century China where a new Emperor has usurped the throne through murder. Zhang Ziyi plays the widowed Empress Wan, who marries the new Emperor (Ge You) to protect herself, and secretly plots his death with the help of the Crown Prince (Daniel Wu) and the Chief Minister (Ma Jingwu). When Emperor Li proclaims a big banquet, the Crown Prince and Wan realize it is time to strike. "If Hamlet is about a prince who must make a choice involving life and death, then The Banquet is about how each character must face a choice of life or death. All are motivated by desire, but as soon as they have begun, their plans must grow more extreme, and they move step–by–step towards the abyss. They do not intend evil, but turn to it out of self–preservation and ever–growing ambition." This year's Chinese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. ( 131 min )


Selected Filmography: Gone Forever with My Love (94), The Dream Factory (97), A Sign (00), A World Without Thieves (04).
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Thu, Feb 22, 2007
at 8:30 PM

Sat, Feb 24, 2007
at 7:45 PM

Summer Palace
DIRECTOR: LOU YE
CHINA
While set against the Tiananmen Square student protests in 1989, Lou Ye's film is not a primarily political work. Country girl Hong leaves her village to study in Beijing, where she discovers a world of intense sexual and emotional experimentation, and falls madly in love with fellow student Wei. Their relationship becomes one of dangerous games—betrayals, recriminations, provocations—as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Protests collapse, and the two lose each other amidst the chaos and crowds. Wei seeks asylum in Berlin, fleeing both his country and memories of Hong. In Germany, social unrest is also mounting and Wei returns to China as the Berlin Wall crashes down. Still haunted by Hong, Wei finds her at last in a small town. Now their future stretches before them, two changed souls in a changed world. ( 140 min )


Filmography: Weekend Lover (95), Suzhou River (00), Purple Butterfly (03).
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