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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Special Screenings


Tue, Jun 9, 2015
at 7 PM

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EVERY THREE SECONDS
DIRECTOR: DANIEL KARSLAKE
US, 2014

According to UNICEF, every three seconds, someone dies of extreme poverty—usually the victim is a child, and typically the cause is a preventable disease. Daniel Karslake tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks—a boy, a college student, a thirty-something, and two seniors—whose lives went from ordinary to extraordinary based on one simple decision—to engage. Each chose action over apathy, and in the process, each one has had a significant and lasting impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty. EVERY THREE SECONDS is about doing well by doing good – about changing the world and changing one’s own life in the process. (99 mins.)

Co-presented with Women for Women International.

The film will be followed by a brief Q&A facilitated by activist and author Lisa Shannon.


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Wed, Jun 10, 2015
at 7 PM

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AN EVENING WITH JAY ROSENBLATT
DIRECTOR: JAY ROSENBLATT

VISITING ARTIST-San Francisco filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt has made some two-dozen films since 1980, earning him numerous international awards and recognitions for a body of work that while personal, also explores the emotional and psychological core of human experience. A master of the found-footage form and the texturing of diverse visual and aural source material, this program provides a stimulating sampling of his masterful work, including: A LONG WAY FROM HOME (2015), a hand processed celluloid invocation of Jesus’ last hours that hints at the relationship between the spirit and the flesh; INQUIRE WITHIN (2012), a hypnotic, apocalyptic examination of false choices, double binds, vulnerability and faith; THE D TRAIN (2011), in which an old man reflects on his entire life; THE CLAUSTRUM (2014), a film focusend on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function dually as refuge and jail ;I JUST WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY (2006), a grimly humorous take on singer and anti–gay rights crusader Anita Bryant; AFRAID SO (2006), a film about fear and anxiety narrated by Garrison Keillor; and PHANTOM LIMB (2005), a haunting expression of loss and grief. (80 mins.)

Director Jay Rosenblatt will present the films.


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Fri, Jun 12, 2015
at 7 PM

Sat, Jun 13, 2015
at 1 PM

Sat, Jun 13, 2015
at 4 PM

Sat, Jun 13, 2015
at 7 PM

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THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER
UK, 1951

Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and the British Film Archive teamed up for this dazzling digital restoration of one of the masterpieces of British, and musical, cinema. In many ways an artistic companion piece to THE RED SHOES, Powell and Pressburger’s adaptation of French composer Jacques Offenbach’s 1881 opera tells the tale of a melancholy poet who dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled satanic siren and a consumptive opera singer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. While in their earlier film the narrative was propelled by music and dance, HOFFMANN is a pure opera, composed entirely of music, dance, color, light, and rhythm. “An audacious essay in film fantasy! It’s crazy, twee, camp, exhilarating, trite, bold! It’s lip-sync opera, multilayered meta-theater, a kitsch extravaganza of luridly colored design, and keenly musical ballet.”—Alastair Macaulat, New York Times. “The perfect combination of music, dance, song, acting, design and beautiful women. As Cecil B. DeMille had said, you can have everything.”– Michael Powell. (138 mins.)

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Thu, Jul 9, 2015
at 7 PM

Sun, Jul 12, 2015
at 3 PM

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AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
DIRECTOR: ALISON KLAYMAN
US, 2012

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have taken many steps to muzzle his provocations, including curtailing his internet access, beating him up, bulldozing his newly built studio, and holding him in secret detention. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a defiant, digital-age dissident who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. From 2008-2010, Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China, and her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. “I feel like a chess player. My opponent makes a move and then I make the next one.”—Ai Weiwei. (91 mins.)

Presented in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” on view through September 13. Free admission for Portland Art Museum members.


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Sun, Jul 19, 2015
at 4:30 PM

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AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE
DIRECTOR: ANDREAS JOHNSEN
DENMARK/CHINA/GREAT BRITAIN, 2013

Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai has continued to meet the full force of the Chinese authorities, who have done everything they can to stifle his attempts to express himself and organize people through art and social media. Following his 2011 arrest and subsequent solitary confinement, THE FAKE CASE follows Ai Weiwei after his parole through his battle with a thwarting suit for tax evasion: a lawsuit that he dubs “the Fake Case.” But the troubles with his enemies only continue to provide inspiration for making new art, the only outlet to vent his frustration. “The film picks up where AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY left off, serving as not just an update but an even more galvanizing call for reform. Ai’s voice carries louder than ever before.”—Variety. (86 mins.)

Presented in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition of  Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” on view through September 13. Free admission for Portland Art Museum members.


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Mon, Aug 3, 2015
at 7 PM

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I AM CHRIS FARLEY
DIRECTOR: BRENT HODGE & DERIK MURRAY
US, 2015

Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I AM CHRIS FARLEYwill tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever - from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette University, through his work at the legendary Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on “Saturday Night Live” and in hit films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.

I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality. Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf, and family members including his brother Kevin, a comedian and actor, and his brothers Tom Jr. and Johnny, and sister Barbara.



Director Brent Hodge and others connected to the film will appear via Skype for a post-screening Q&A


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