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VENUES AND TICKETS
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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A Little Noir

Film Noir—a timeless genre of classic Hollywood films known for their low budgets, taut narratives, evocative cinematography, dark shadows, hard-boiled leading men, and dangerous leading ladies—remains as popular today as during its 1940s and 50s heyday. We offer some lesser-seen noir favorites, featuring ex-Nazis on the lam, escaped cons seeking revenge, crooked cops, and deceitful wives. All are pushed to their limits, and all must pay an inevitable price.



Fri, Nov 28, 2014
at 7 PM

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THE STRANGER
DIRECTOR: ORSON WELLES
US, 1946

This taut post-war thriller tackles Nazism head-on as Edward G. Robinson’s Wilson, a UN War Crimes inspector, searches for Welles’ Franz Kindler, an architect of the Holocaust now posing as a schoolteacher in small-town America after escaping Europe unscathed. Kindler, now Charles Rankin, is married to the daughter of a Supreme Court justice and lives an unassuming life. But when Wilson releases Kindler’s former associate (Konstantin Shayne), the Nazi fugitive falls squarely in the crosshairs. His secret double life is threatened with exposure, and he’ll do anything to keep it under wraps. (95 mins.)

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Sat, Nov 29, 2014
at 5 PM

Sat, Nov 29, 2014
at 8:45 PM

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NIAGARA
DIRECTOR: HENRY HATHAWAY
US, 1953

Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten star as a troubled husband and wife couple on an ill-fated vacation in this tense thriller. The Cutlers (Max Showalter and Jean Powers) arrive at their Niagara Falls cabin only to find George and Rose Loomis (Cotten and Monroe) overstaying their welcome and occupying their retreat. Sensing something amiss, Mrs. Cutler later witnesses Rose secretly kissing another, younger man. When Rose and her beau concoct a plan to murder George and run off together, the Cutlers are caught in the middle, but the unpredictable George turns the tables on everyone. (92 mins.)


SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE WITH I WAKE UP SCREAMING (7 PM)

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Sat, Nov 29, 2014
at 7 PM

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I WAKE UP SCREAMING
DIRECTOR: BRUCE HUMBERSTONE
US, 1941

In this lean, clinical tale of love gone sour, the motivations of a hard-boiled detective are put under the microscope. Ed Cornell (Laird Cregar) investigates Hollywood promoter Frankie Christopher (Victor Mature) for his role in the murder of up-and-coming starlet Vicky (Carole Landis), whom Frankie mentored before her death. Vicky’s sister Jill (Bette Grable), fond of Frankie, suspects Cornell after recognizing him as Vicky’s stalker. Cornell has something to hide—and it’s up to Frankie and Jill to reverse the tide of justice. (82 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE WITH NIAGARA (5 PM & 8:45 PM)

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Sun, Nov 30, 2014
at 4:45 PM

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DARK PASSAGE
DIRECTOR: DELMER DAVES
US, 1947

Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart), convicted for murdering his wife, escapes San Quentin dead-set on proving his innocence. Picked up hitchhiking by Irene Jansen (Lauren Bacall), he finds an ally, as Irene’s father—who died in prison—was wrongly convicted of murdering her mother. But when the sinister Madge (Agnes Moorehead), an acquaintance of Irene’s and spurned romantic interest of Parry’s, knocks on Irene’s door one night, Parry must suppress his bloodlust and focus on the task at hand: figuring out who really killed his wife. A riveting exercise in narrative economy, DARK PASSAGE features one of the most unique contrivances of the classical Hollywood era, keeping Bogart’s face under bandages for a significant portion of the film. (106 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE WITH THIEVES' HIGHWAY (7 PM)

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Sun, Nov 30, 2014
at 7 PM

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THIEVES’ HIGHWAY
DIRECTOR: JULES DASSIN
US, 1950

WWII vet Nick Garcos (Richard Conte) returns to San Francisco, intending to go into the apple business with his father. But when he discovers that his old man lost his legs in a trucking accident, Nick is forced to partner up with Ed (Millard Mitchell). Following another accident, however, Nick senses something amiss and that Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb), a produce dealer with a heart of stone, might just know what’s going on. Shot on location on San Francisco’s embarcadero, Dassin’s masterful direction makes THIEVES’ HIGHWAY one of the most critically lauded, yet under-seen noirs of the 1950s. (94 mins.)

SINGLE OR DOUBLE FEATURE WITH DARK PASSAGE (4:45 PM)

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