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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


Thu, Jan 15, 2015
at 7 PM

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ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON
DIRECTOR: JODI DARBY, JULIE PERINI, ERIN YANKE
PORTAND, 2014

Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke’s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders that include Walidah Imarisha, author of the “Oregon Black History Timeline,” JoAnn Hardesty, and Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch, and Kent Ford, founder of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers explore alternatives to current policing practices and consider strategies for community safety that do not employ constant surveillance and unneeded violence. (90 mins.)

Producers Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke will be in attendance.


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Fri, Jan 23, 2015
at 5:30 PM

OUT OF THE ARCHIVES: YOUTH-MADE FILMS FROM ACROSS OREGON
PORTLAND, 1986-2001

Since 1977, the Film Center’s statewide Filmmakers-in-the-Schools Program has partnered with K-12 schools and community organizations around Oregon to bring the power of filmmaking to young people through artist residencies with Film Center faculty. Hundreds of youth-made films have been created, many of them now a capsule in time. With support from a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 84 of these films have recently been rescued from the clutches of aging videotape stock by being digitized onto archival media. Drawing from these archives, this screening presents a vintage youth-eye-view of how nature and land define and reflect us and includes: THE COYOTE WHO STOLE THE STARS (1993), created with Grand Ronde youth with artist-in-residence Sharon Genasci; LIFE IN A COUNTRY SCHOOL (1986), about growing up on Sauvie Island, created with Sauvie Island School and artist-in-residence Jack Sanders; WETLAND NEIGHBORS (1993), a look at the urban wildlife of SW Portland, created with Oregon Episcopal School and artist-in-residence Lawrence Johnson; BROWNFIELDS IN OUR BACKYARD (1994), a call to end the blight of polluted properties along MLK Boulevard in NE Portland, created by students at The Galdys McCoy Academy and artist-in-residence Patrick Rosenkranz; LOOKING AT WILDFLOWERS (1994), a poetic meditation on how the outdoors frames our identity, created by students in Portland’s White Shield School and Cieridwen Terrill; MI GENTE (2001), the Latino community in Ontario, created with Treasure Valley Community College, the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement and artist-in-residence Enie Vaisburd. (60 mins.)

Admission is free with admission to the Portland Art Museum, which is $5 after 5 PM on Fridays.


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Thu, Jan 29, 2015
at 7 PM

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BACK THE WAY WE CAME
DIRECTOR: SEAN STRAUSS
PORTLAND, 2014

In 1994, two unloved teenagers, David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, met in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their common understanding of Manchester post-punk and broken hearts seared their hearts together. They married and divorced, but determined to maintain their friendship, continued with their band, The Prids. They moved to Portland in 2000, since then releasing ten albums, touring nationally, starting their own record label, and surviving a van accident. BACK THE WAY WE CAME moves through time fluidly, focusing on their tour for their third album Chronosynclastic. Rather than chronicling hotel room antics and sniffing the backstage graffiti, BACK THE WAY WE CAME is an exploration of the sometimes painful, familial elements which keep a band moving. (77 mins.)

Director Sean Strauss will be in attendance.


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Thu, Mar 5, 2015
at 7 PM

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CHILDHOOD MACHINE
DIRECTOR: SEAN WHITEMAN, CHRISTOF WHITEMAN
PORTLAND, 2014

Filmmaking siblings the Whiteman brothers’ off-center comedic style takes flight in this story of a brilliant and enigmatic inventor with limited social skills (Christof Whiteman) who spends his days toiling away in his basement workshop. His aim is to build his namesake: a childhood machine. He reluctantly offers counsel to a trio of strangers who earn his attention by virtue of their similarly idiosyncratic pursuits. One, a young man (Sean Whiteman) seeks to distill the essence of John Goodman’s character from ROSEANNE: SEASON ONE in an attempt to find the ideal male role model. Another, a young woman, organizes against the notion of memory in an effort to redefine its influence within her own life. And then there’s the middle-aged man who wants to live the simple life of a squirrel. Will the machine work? Does it matter? (99 mins.)

Directors Sean and Christof Whiteman will be in attendance.


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Wed, Mar 11, 2015
at 7 PM

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THE GLOBE AS A GRAPH
DIRECTOR: MARCUS COTTEN
PORTLAND, 2014

Cotten’s film/music essay examines the average day with the intervention of a little bit of imagination. Through melody, image, color, and natural sound, his film constructs a look at the connecting world we live in—language, growth, time, man, and celebration; city, ocean, discovery, color, and light—in 25 non-linear sections. The music, composed and performed by Cotten, was created simultaneously with the film, underscoring an expression of the intrinsic duality of human perception. Cotten employs a system to create an emotional compass for the viewer using three primary colors: red for dark outlook, yellow for uncertainty, and blue for optimism. (100 mins.)

Director Marcus Cotten will be in attendance.


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Thu, Mar 19, 2015
at 7 PM

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KOINONIA
DIRECTOR: ANDREW FINNIGAN
PORT ORCHARD, WA, 2014

In a post-American, post-civilization era, billions of people have mysteriously vanished. The cities, left in shambles, are now hubs for the ugliest crimes imaginable. Having lost his family, John heads into the woods to find a mythical town called Faraday. Rumors have spread that its residents have technologically adapted themselves beyond normal human capabilities, and he believes they might be able to save him or help him discover where his family has gone. Tortured physically, mentally, and spiritually, and fighting to survive, John discovers the nearly dead Gaby, whom he nurses back to health. As they share stories about how their lives used to be, what they believe happened, and what lies ahead for their survival, belief and memory are put to the test. (94 mins.)

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