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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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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
United States


Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 6:30 PM

Sun, Feb 11, 2007
at 1 PM

Hear and Now
DIRECTOR: IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY
UNITED STATES
"After 65 years of silence, Paul and Sally Taylor decide to undergo cochlear implant surgery and explore a totally unfamiliar world–the realm of sound. In this deeply personal memoir, Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky documents her deaf parents' complex decision to undergo a risky and controversial medical procedure–the only one that can actually restore a sense. Paul and Sally met as children, married, and raised a family. They've shared a rich life together and have been active and accomplished members of the deaf community. Yet, at the age of 65, they decided they wanted to hear their first symphonies, to hear their children's voices; they wanted simply to hear. How will this operation transform them: their relationship with each other and their sense of identity within a deaf world they are leaving behind? This is a magical and deeply moving story of two people who embark on an extraordinary journey from silence to sound. The question is, what will they make of it, and what may they gain, or lose, forever?"—Sundance Film Festival. ( 86 min )


First Feature Film.
Sponsored by Electronic Data Systems.
Director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be in attendance at both screenings to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Join Irene Taylor Brodsky and special guests after the Saturday screening for a reception hosted by EDS. Field's Ballroom, Mark Building, Portland Art Museum, 1139 SW Park Avenue.
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Sun, Feb 11, 2007
at 4 PM

Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 5:30 PM

Touch Me Someplace I Can Feel
DIRECTOR: SIMONE DE VRIES
UNITED STATES
When he was 21, Portland cartoonist John Callahan (now 55) was in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. His outlet for his pain—physical, mental and spiritual—became drawing, and his subjects, raw, cynical and ruthlessly witty observations about man and woman–kind that make most laugh (or at least grimace) with recognition—unless they happen to be in his crosshairs. Published in dozens of news–papers across the U.S., Callahan's biting comics have drawn enough heavy fire and lavish praise over the last two decades to make him the ultimate poster–boy for political incorrectness. Along with his weekly cartoons, famed autobiography "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot," films, animations and other projects, Callahan has recently released a cd of his beautiful, melancholy songs, yet another dimension to a man with a will to match his existential humor and dark view. Dutch filmmaker Simone de Vries affectionate portrait trails the enigmatic icon around the streets of Northwest Portland and at home, surfacing the inner demons, keen insights and caustic wit of a inspiring artist. ( 60 min )


Filmography: Kinky Friedman: Proud To Be An Asshole from El Paso (01), Planet Kamagurka (03), Blond, Blue Eyes (06), High on Jesus (06).
John Callahan and director Simon de Vries will be in attendance at both screenings to introduce the film and answer questions after.
Sponsored by Oregon Live.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 6:45 PM

Mon, Feb 19, 2007
at 3:15 PM

Wed, Feb 21, 2007
at 5:30 PM

War/Dance
DIRECTOR: ANDREA NIX FINE, SEAN FINE
UNITED STATES
War/Dance tells the incredible story of three children from the Patongo displacement camp in northern Uganda: Dominic, a former abductee and child soldier of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has been fighting the government for 20 years; Rose, who witnessed the gruesome murder of her parents by the rebels; and Nancy, who kept herself and two younger siblings alive in the bush for a month after the LRA killed their father and abducted their mother. Dominic, Rose and Nancy are all members of the first school music group from the northern Uganda war zone to make it to the final round of Uganda's national music competition. Overcoming obstacles that we can hardly imagine, these brave children sing and dance their fears away as they hope for a world free of violence and despair. ( 105 min )


First Feature Film.
Directors Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine will be in attendance on the 19th and 21st to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.
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Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 6:30 PM

Mon, Feb 19, 2007
at 6:15 PM

Wed, Feb 21, 2007
at 5:45 PM

Where?s Molly
DIRECTOR: JEFF DALY
UNITED STATES
Where's Molly? Since 1957, when he was six years old, Jeff Daly kept asking that question. When his sister Molly was three years old, she suddenly disappeared from their "perfect" family home in Astoria, Oregon and never returned. His parents refused to talk about her, or explain her disappearance. Daly was left to wonder about and mourn the sudden and mystifying loss of his only sister. It took him 47 years to find out that his sister was sent to Fairview Hospital and Training Center in Salem. For decades up until 2000, it was the common destination for children and adults with developmental disabilities. His sister was one of thousands of "Molly's" placed in institutions across the country. Often, they were forever separated from family members by the belief that closing the door and not looking back was best for everyone. It was not until the death of his parents that Daly discovered what really happened to his sister and that she was still alive, prompting a search and reunion he could never have imagined. Daly's personal, heartfelt film tells a moving story of family reunification, changing attitudes about the care and rights of the mentally disabled, and of the hope that for other families, the value and meaning of life is not judged by capability, but by spirit and love. ( 75 min )


First Feature Film.
Director Jeff Daly and Cindy Daly will be in attendance at both screenings to introduce the film and answer questions afterward.
Sponsored by Alaska Airlines.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 5:30 PM

Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Flannel Pajamas
DIRECTOR: JEFF LIPSKY
UNITED STATES
On a rainy April night, two 30–somethings hit it off during a blind date at a New York diner. Stuart (Justin Kirk) is brash and confident, while the younger Nicole (Julianne Nicholson) displays some of her Montana–bred reticence. They begin a relationship, which becomes incisive and observant take on the dramatic arc most people experience in their lives, from love to marriage to thinking about starting a family. There are familiar roadblocks in this couple's way—demanding relatives, different religions, time–consuming careers—and characters as endearing and messy as the ones we encounter in our own lives. Mixing an adult, heart–felt romanticism with Ingmar Bergman–like soul searching, Flannel Pajamas is "One of the wisest films I can remember about love and human intimacy."—Roger Ebert. ( 124 min )


Filmography: Childhood's End (97).
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Mon, Feb 19, 2007
at 2:45 PM

Sat, Feb 24, 2007
at 2:45 PM

Trade
DIRECTOR: MARCO KREUZPAINTNER
UNITED STATES
"Based on the New York Times article, 'The Girls Next Door,' by Peter Landesman and inspired by a shocking true story, Trade is a gritty and undeniably disturbing film set in a sinister world where young, virginal children are kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. Adriana, a 13–year–old girl from Mexico City, is abducted by a Russian gang, one link in a global network that earns millions trafficking in human cargo. Adriana's brother, Jorge, sets out on a desperate mission to save her. Traversing perilous terrain between Mexico and the United States, Jorge meets Ray (Kevin Kline), a Texas cop who's on his own mission to find a loved one lost to the sex trade. This mismatched duo form an unlikely bond as they track Adrianna's kidnappers from the slums of Mexico City across the treacherous Rio Grande border to a secret Internet sex–slave auction, culminating in a showdown in the suburbs of New Jersey."—Sundance Film Festival. ( 113 min )


First Feature Film.
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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Zoo
DIRECTOR: ROBINSON DEVOR
UNITED STATES
"In July, 2005, a dying man was dropped off at a rural emergency room in the Pacific Northwest. A surveillance camera captured the license plate of the car that deposited the man at the hospital. This led detectives to a nearby horse farm, where they found hundreds of hours of videotape of men from all over the world having sex with Arabian stallions. The man's cause of death was a perforated colon. Although this incident made headlines and the tabloid news, Zoo is the complete antithesis of what you expect. Robinson Devor's filmmaking is as smart as it is eloquent. To begin with, Zoo is neither graphic nor exploitive. Most of it takes the form of recreations, but from the point of view of the men "who met for years without disturbance in the shadows of Mt. Rainier," as Devor puts it. He cleverly captures the essence of these men and their alienation by creating a visual poetry. The cinematic language invented for the film permits us to examine where we draw the line, how much perversity we can tolerate in others. In a broader sense, Zoo is really about thresholds. What can we stand to know, and, more importantly, what can we stand to accept."—Sundance Film Festival. ( 90 min )


Filmography: Police Beat (05).
Director Robinson Devor and writer Charles Mudede will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions afterward.
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Wed, Feb 21, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Sat, Feb 24, 2007
at 5:30 PM

Rescue Dawn
DIRECTOR: WERNER HERZOG
UNITED STATES
Adapted from his own heart–stopping documentary, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Herzog tells the story of a downed Vietnam War Navy pilot who makes a daring escape from a Laotian prison camp. All of the hallmarks of Herzog's films are here: the mystical, deadly power of nature, the blurred line between courage and insanity, the exploration of the realm in which the real and the imaginary coexist. Christian Bale stars as Dieter Dengler, a German–born pilot so eager for adventure that he volunteers for the War. Once in the air, the gung–ho Dieter is almost immediately shot down, captured and held in a prison camp to face torture and starvation. Dieter convinces the other American soldiers to attempt an escape; he knows the ominous jungle has its own dangers, but is unwilling to leave his fate in the hands of his captors. ( 126 min )


Selected Filmography: Aguirre: The Wrath of God (72), Heart of Glass (76), Fitzcarraldo (82), Grizzly Man (05).
Unfortunately, director Werner Herzog is no longer able to make it and will not be in attendance for screenings of RESCUE DAWN.
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Thu, Feb 22, 2007
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Feb 24, 2007
at 12 PM

Fay Grim
DIRECTOR: HAL HARTLEY
UNITED STATES
Eight years have passed since the infamous Henry Fool fled the country, abandoning his wife, Fay Grim, and their son, Ned. Played to Hartley–esque perfection by Parker Posey, Fay is falling to pieces. Ned is being expelled from school, and Fay's brother, Simon (James Urbaniak), the reviled garbageman/poet, is serving a 10–year sentence for aiding Henry's escape. Simon now believes that Henry's eight–volume opus, "Confession," is not the self–indulgent, literary drivel he supposed but a coded report on the clandestine activities of several spy organizations. Enter CIA agent Fulbright (Jeff Goldblum), who strikes a bargain with Fay that springs Simon from jail and sends her to Paris to retrieve two volumes of Henry's Confession. But what do spies and terrorists want with it anyway? ( 118 min )


Filmography: The Unbelievable Truth (89), Trust (90), Simple Men (92), Amateur (93), Flirt (95), Henry Fool (97), The Girl from Monday (05).
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