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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.



   
Festivals Archive
Schedule Archives
Shorts Programs


Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:34 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

RABBIT
DIRECTOR: RUN WRAKE
GREAT BRITAIN
When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, its magical abilities lead to riches, but for how long? ( 9 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH
DIRECTOR: MARçAL FORéS
SPAIN
Combine a dash of Heathers, add a hip soundtrack and mucho style and you have an original take on hell, heartbreak, and the infinite possibilities of teen love. ( 12 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

THE DANISH POET
DIRECTOR: TORILL KOVE
CANADA/NORWAY
In this fairy tale misadventure, a young bard in search of inspiration goes to Norway to meet his favorite author and instead sets off an amusing sequence of accidental encounters. ( 15 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

K–7
DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER LEON
UNITED STATES
In this clever comedy, a job interview turns deadly when one man rates a mysterious "K–7" on his psychological profile. ( 18 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

BACKGROUND SIREN
DIRECTOR: ARCADI PALERM–ARTíS
MEXICO
Everybody is trying to convince grandmother of her impending death, but she isn't quite ready to go. ( 15 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

TRANSACTION
DIRECTOR: JACQUES THELEMAQUE
UNITED STATES
A cinema–verité exploration of the shifting dynamic between a seasoned call girl and her first time client. ( 14 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

ERAMOS POCOS
DIRECTOR: BORJA COBEAGA
SPAIN
Faced with an unexpected departure, Joaquin and his stay–at–home adult son resort to a unique strategy to restore domestic happiness. But who is being fooled? ( 16 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO
DIRECTOR: JOSH SAFDIE
UNITED STATES
Two siblings accidentally pick up a hitchhiker and begin a whirlwind adventure on the way to the zoo. Life is in the journey. ( 15 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007
at 3:45 PM

Sat, Feb 17, 2007
at 1 PM

PHANTOM CANYON
DIRECTOR: STACEY STEERS
UNITED STATES
A young woman encounters enormous insects and an alluring man with bat wings in a fantastical collage–animation journey through memories. ( 10 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

C NOTE
DIRECTOR: CHRIS HINTON
CANADA
A single musical note explodes into a spray of images and forms that suggest freedom and control, improvisation and discipline—ideas inherent in the structure of sound. ( 7 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

TRAGIC STORY WITH HAPPY ENDING
DIRECTOR: REGINA PESSOSA
CANADA
Pessoa contrasts photocopies with images scratched into India ink on glossy paper to tell a story of a frail girl with an oddly rapid heart beat, who struggles to feel comfortable in her own body and whose only wish is to fit in. ( 8 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

HAPPINESS
DIRECTOR: SOPHIE BARTHES, UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES
One evening after work, Iwona buys a box of "happiness" in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it. ( 12 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

NOISE
DIRECTOR: GREG SPOTTISWOOD
CANADA
A boy locks himself in a car. A man tries to get him out. What began as a game turns into a war. ( 16 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

INTERIOR
DIRECTOR: PATRICK POUBEL
FRANCE
Criquet loves his grandfather, a genuine memories collector who dreams of flying away but not before leaving his grandson a pure moment of eternity. ( 10 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

MONSTER
DIRECTOR: JENNIFER KENT
AUSTRALIA
A young single mother struggles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house. She feels something is seriously wrong with the boy. Until one night she spies something deep in the corner of the closet. ( 10 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

CITY PARADISE
DIRECTOR: GAELLE DENIS
GREAT BRITAIN
A young Japanese woman's first experiences in London. ( 6 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

THE FENCE
DIRECTOR: RICARDO ISCAR, NACHO MARTIN
SPAIN
As thousands of migrating tuna fish crowd into the Mediterranean on their way through the Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish fisherman await their arrival in a centuries–old Moorish ritual tradition called "La Almadraba." ( 12 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Wed, Feb 14, 2007
at 8:45 PM

Thu, Feb 15, 2007
at 6 PM

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY
DIRECTOR: DON HERTZFELDT
UNITED STATES
A series of dark events force Bill to reckon with the meaning of lifeÃ?or lack thereof. An animated short created entirely without computers! ( 17 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

SCAREDYCAT
DIRECTOR: ANDREW BLUBAUGH
UNITED STATES
The filmmaker's brutal mugging spurs further introspection as he asks himself the difficult questions about the nature of his fears, the trickiness of racism and injustice in our justice system. ( 13 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

FINCA EL INJERTO
DIRECTOR: TREVOR FIFE/AUTUMN CAMPBELL
UNITED STATES
A quiet and poetic celebration of the –workers who grow, pick, and process coffee on a farm in Guatemala. ( 9 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

ROUTE 23
DIRECTOR: BRIAN LIBBY
UNITED STATES
A choice seat on the second story of a double–decker bus, the 23, as it quietly goes about its day in London. ( 2 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

A PAINFUL GLIMPSE INTO MY WRITING PROCESS (IN LESS THAN 60 SECONDS)
DIRECTOR: CHEL WHITE
UNITED STATES
Dark and humorous, this extremely short film is a stream–of–conscious look at the writing process, told with animated images straight from the subconscious... or somewhere. ( 1 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

MUSICAL OFFERING
DIRECTOR: NICK PETERSON
UNITED STATES
With his exceptional sense of framing, Peterson's flow of horizontal tracking shots resonate within Aanton Webern's famed arrangement of J.S. Bach's musical offering. ( 8 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

SPHERES
DIRECTOR: JEREMY BIRD
UNITED STATES
Simple animated toys illuminate, ricochet, whoosh and explode in a noisy microcosm. ( 1 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

A MOVING FAMILY STORY
DIRECTOR: NOAH STANIK
UNITED STATES
A family moves to Seattle in a last ditch effort to save a marriage that was probably doomed to begin with. ( 27 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

FIFTY YEARS LATER
DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK
UNITED STATES
"Composed of footage shot by myself and my grandfather, Fifty Years Later, is a cinematic road–trip in search of family memories."—MM ( 2 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

ACTAEON AT HOME
DIRECTOR: VLADIMIR
UNITED STATES
Our hero sits at home with his typewriter confronted with visions of a fallen stag and an exhilarating railroad action sequence. ( 12 min )


Sponsored by Laika.
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Sun, Feb 18, 2007
at 12 PM

SOUTH OF TEN
DIRECTOR: LIZA JOHNSON
UNITED STATES
In 10 very short stories, residents of the destroyed Mississippi Gulf Coast act out atmospheric scenes of everyday life and the relentlessness of labor in their extreme landscape. ( 10 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

Site specific—LAS VEGAS 05
DIRECTOR: OLIVO BARBIERI, CANADA/ITALY
CANADA/ITALY
In this installment of his aerial studies of major cities, a tilt–shift lens engenders a selective and surreally sharp focus. The already uncanny world of Las Vegas is transformed into a spectacularly miniature toyscape, creating "the city as an avatar of itself." ( 12 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

0778 man.road.river
DIRECTOR: MARCELLVS L
BRAZIL
A brilliant minimalist film with an exemplary use of visual material, Marcellvs L obtains the maximum of allegorical effect with an enigmatic dimension. ( 9 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

THIS IS MY LAND
DIRECTOR: BEN RIVERS
GREAT BRITAIN
Jake Williams lives alone in the forest near Aberdeenshire, Scotland, sustaining himself with little need from others. But it isn't about nostalgia for some treasured, pre–electric past, but more about a very real future. ( 14 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

A BRIDGE OVER THE DRINA
DIRECTOR: XAVIER LUKOMSKI
BELGIUM
About the war in Bosnia we remember above all names of cities like Sarajevo, Mostar, Bihac, Tuzla, Gorazde, and the massacre in Sebrenica. But we don't remember Visegrad, a city with a bridge. A symbolic and majestic bridge—a symbol, a pillory, a mausoleum, a witness. ( 17 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

THRESHOLD OF TRANSIENCE aka the Dike of Transience
DIRECTOR: GUYLA NEMES
HUNGARY
The sunlight, scratches and flashes of the expired film and in–camera edits breathe together with the people living in a place that will soon no longer be. ( 13 min )


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Tue, Feb 20, 2007
at 6:30 PM

CROSSINGS
DIRECTOR: ROBERT FENZ
UNITED STATES
A wall exists along parts of the border, insulating those on both sides geographically and culturally. ( 5 min )


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