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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. Please join us on March 6 for the announcement of the 2014 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship winner.



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 March 12 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. (120 mins.)

Free admission.

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Sun, Jan 5, 2014
at 2 PM

PROJECT VIEWFINDER
DIRECTOR: ALEX, ANTWOINE, BUTTERFLY, DAVID, DEONDRE, JOHN, JO’VANNIE, RACHEL, REX, TREASURE, AND STONE
PORTLAND, 2013

As the Film Center embarks on a second iteration of this important program, we celebrate the creative spirit and artistic achievements of the young adults who participated in Project Viewfinder 2013. (80 mins.)

Free admission.

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Thu, Jan 9, 2014
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
TARGETING IRAN
DIRECTOR: ANDY NORRIS
PORTLAND, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—Based on the book of the same name by author and journalist David Barsamian, TARGETING IRAN seeks to elucidate the myths and popular misconceptions surrounding Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Through interviews with eminent figures such as MIT’s Jim Walsh, National Iranian American Council president and author of A SINGLE ROLL OF THE DICE Trita Parsi, Noam Chomsky, veteran New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer, and David Barsamian himself, Portland filmmaker Andy Norris (SOURCE TO SEA: THE COLUMBIA RIVER SWIM) lays out the complexities of Iran’s history, sociopolitical strata, and strategic quandary.  (71 mins.)

Director Andy Norris will be in attendance to introduce the film.


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Thu, Jan 23, 2014
at 7 PM

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SCRAPPER
DIRECTOR: BRADY HALL
SEATTLE, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—Seattle filmmaker Brady Hall’s (HELLO, MY NAME IS DICK LICKER) latest comedy is inspired by his own home renovation, which introduced him to the world of people who collect scrap metal. “Former Boeing employee Hollis Wallace (Michael Beach) has scraped out a living for years scavenging and selling scrap metal, all to keep a roof over himself and his ailing mom (Jennifer Lanier). Then he stumbles upon hot teenage mess Swan (Anna Giles), who happens to be hanging around at the house of a screw-loose older guy (‘Game of Thrones’’s Aidan Gillen). The girl gradually elbows her way into Hollis’s monochromatic existence as an apprentice scrapper and would-be surrogate daughter figure, and you can guess the rest. Then again, a fair amount of the time, you can’t—and that’s part of SCRAPPER’s rough-hewn charm. The sharp script (by Hall and producer Ed Dougherty) thrives on little details.”—City Arts. (85 mins.)

Director Brady Hall will be in attendance to introduce the film.


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Sat, Jan 25, 2014
at 4:30 PM

FALL TERM STUDENT SCREENING
PORTLAND, 2013

Everyone is invited to watch the many short films created by students in the classes of Fall Term 2013. Whether the first attempt of a beginner or something more ambitious from an advanced student, it’s an uncurated, all-comers program for anyone who has decided they’re ready to show their work on the big screen. Join in congratulating them on this important step in their journey toward self-expression through film. (120 mins.)

Free admission.

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Thu, Mar 6, 2014
at 7 PM

AN EVENING WITH ELIJAH HASAN
DIRECTOR: ELIJAH HASAN
PORTLAND

VISITING ARTIST—Portland writer, composer, photographer, and filmmaker Elijah Hasan’s work has been strongly influenced by his reflections on the human condition. His experimentation with stop-motion photography and symbolism immerses the audience in an array of metaphoric imagery, providing an opportunity to reflect on unfamiliar ground and to see, for the first time, from a path they’ve walked a thousand times. Tonight we present a collection of his short films, including IS THAT ME (5 mins.), COINED (7 mins.), CYCHO (18 mins.), LAYING AWAKE (8 mins.), BESIDE MYSELF (10 mins.)—finishing with RHYTHM AND ROMANCE (27 mins.), a documentary piece spotlighting Chuck Israels, the world-renowned jazz bassist and composer, from his younger days playing with the Bill Evans Trio to his current adventures in jazz right here in the Rose City where he has made his home. (90 mins.)

Director Elijah Hasan will be in attendance to introduce the program. The Film Center will announce the winner of the 2014 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship preceding the screening.


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Sun, Mar 9, 2014
at 7 PM

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KARL KROGSTAD
DIRECTOR: KARL KROGSTAD
SEATTLE, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—The irrepressible Karl Krogstad has made over 60 films since the early 1970s—animated, experimental, music videos, documentaries, and features—and earned his fair share of festival awards in the process. Most made on a shoestring and employing the talents of volunteers, Krogstad’s film projects have essentially served as inspiration and community film school for a generation of Seattle filmmakers and film lovers. More than being a maverick director, Krogstad’s flamboyant personality and promotional antics, not to mention other eclectic creative pursuits, have made him a community legend. But while Karl basks in his own praises in his cinematic self-portrait, his film is as much a valentine to his collaborators and fellow creative spirits, which range from Tom Robbins and Gus Van Sant to uncounted others in the Seattle film and arts community. “Krogstad is both a slave to beauty and a lenient master of it; he’s a Picasso-esque ceramicist, a Euro-juicy painter with a bit of a cult following, an excellent adventurous cook, and a stand-up comic who prefers to sit down.”—Tom Robbins. (120 mins.)

Director Karl Krogstad will be in attendance to introduce the film.


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Thu, Mar 13, 2014
at 7 PM

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BEYOND BEYOND: THE BOB MORICZ A/V MIXTAPE
DIRECTOR: BOB MORICZ
PORTLAND, 1991-2012

VISITING ARTIST—Portland filmmaker Bob Moricz began making films in the third grade, but life changed for him after meeting George Kuchar and being invited to witness the goings-on in Kuchar’s “AC/DC Psychotronic Teleplays” class at the San Francisco Art Institute. Brazenly anti-formalist, Moricz’s trans-genre film entertainments utilize conventional cinematic tropes only to reveal the banal falsities contained within them, ultimately transcending their narrow scope by opening up new revelations through neo-expressionistic no-fi imagery. Included in this mixtape of short films and excerpts are CHARLEMAGNE! (2012), NAKED PREACHER LADY (2012), I AM UGLY AND I WANT TO DIE SO WHY DON’T YOU JUST PLEASE FUCK ME (2010), BUMPS (2009), THE SLAVES OF DESTRUCTO (2007), A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF DORIS DOLORES (2007), NOTHING IS GOOD (2006), A BIG ASS LUST FOR SPEED (2001), RICH LITTLE RICHARD III VERSUS THE CRACK WHORE MARINE CORPS (2000), GUTWRENCHED (1991), and more. (90 mins.)

Director Bob Moricz will be in attendance to introduce the program.


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