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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

Tickets are now available online. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' links to buy online.

BOOK OF TEN TICKETS
$50 Buy Here

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

Northwest Tracking showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region. Whether presenting single-artist retrospectives, new features, documentaries, or inspired collections of short works, this ongoing showcase offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.



Wed, Sep 10, 2014
at 7 PM

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EVERGREEN
DIRECTOR: RILEY MORTON
SEATTLE, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—The passage of I-502—the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana usage in Washington State—attracted national attention. EVERGREEN follows the successful campaign in detail and provides an overview of the debates involved in pushing the initiative to the finish line. “Morton captures the crucial moment when plenty of people agree on the general idea of legalization, but differ wildly on its specifics. The dissenting voices come not from those opposed to the legalization, but rather the terms of regulation set fort in the initiative. Rather than viewing the cause exclusively through the stoned proclamations of the movement’s base, most of the people featured are levelheaded advocates of fair policies.”—Indiewire. (86 mins.)

Producer Nils Cowan will be in attendance.


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Thu, Sep 18, 2014
at 7 PM

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I AM NOT A ROCK STAR
DIRECTOR: BOBBI JO HART
CANADA, 2013

VISITING ARTIST—The sacrifice of self, the acclaim, the adoring crowds... classical pianist Marika Bournaki fits the role. But the title of Oregon-born Bobbi Jo Hart’s award-winning portrait speaks to the contradictions of Bournaki’s life. Made over a span of eight years—following the classical phenom from age 12 to 20–the experience amounts to a front-row seat in the transition from child to adult and the forming of a personality. Shot in vérité style in concert halls and on the road around the world, Bournaki’s experience and stunning performances reveal both the rewards and costs of a life dedicated to music. (85 mins.)



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Thu, Sep 25, 2014
at 7 PM

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I LIVE FOR ART
DIRECTOR: RI STEWART, RENEE SLADE
EUGENE, 2014

VISITING ARTIST—“I LIVE FOR ART examines creativity from both a philosophical and first-hand perspective. The creatives are composer Brian McWhorter, whose latest project involves a creativity machine borne of a bathtub; Mark Applebaum, working through all manner of different creative musical endeavors; and Mark Gould of Pink Baby Monster, who is often seen working alongside, and creatively antagonizing, McWhorter. As the three go about explaining their work, theoretical quantum physicist and philosopher Amit Goswami, storyteller Michael Meade, and event producer Elliot Rasenick offer a grander narrative of human existence and history, their insights serving to connect the individual acts of creativity to the collective whole of life.”—Film Threat. (73 mins.)

Directors Ri Stewart and Renee Slade and artists Brian McWorder and Mark Applebaum will be in attendance.


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Thu, Oct 9, 2014
at 7 PM

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HOMESKILLET
DIRECTOR: PHIAMMA ELIAS
PORTLAND, 2014

VISITING ARTIST—While volunteering at a homeless shelter, Maggie’s upper-middle-class world shifts when Alysha, a teen mom, barges into her life. Awakened to the issues of homelessness, Maggie becomes determined to try to make a difference. When a congressman reintroduces a bill called “4 Walls and a Roof,” which makes it a right of every American to have shelter, Maggie decides to take action and goes on a fast. As her health declines, family and friends grow desperate to understand her extreme action and save her. First-time director Elias also wrote this timely story and is spearheading a movement to create a real 4 Walls bill to address the homeless problem in America. (88 mins.)

Director Phiamma Elias will be in attendance.


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Tue, Oct 21, 2014
at 7 PM - FREE ADMISSION

Open Screening
DIRECTOR: YOU

The Film Center partners with The Oregon Media Production Association to present an OMPA edition of our bimonthly Open Screening program. If you have some recent work you would like to share, e-mail thomas@nwfilm.org with “Open Screening” in the subject line. First come, first served, time allowing, with priority for films less than 10 minutes and for work from OMPA members. Open Screenings at the Film Center are free and open to the public—come check out these recent works from our local filmmakers!

Location: MILLER GALLERY OF THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM (1119 SW PARK AVENUE)

FREE ADMISSION


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