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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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Special Screenings


Sat, Sep 12, 2015
at 4:30 PM

NWFC SCHOOL OF FILM STUDENT SCREENING
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
US

Everyone is invited to watch the many short films created by students in the classes and camps of Summer Term 2015. Whether the first attempt of a beginner or something more ambitious from an intermediate student, it’s an uncurated, all-comers program of those ready to show their work on the big screen. Join in congratulating them on this important step in their journey. Free Admission. (70 mins)

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Fri, Sep 18, 2015
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Sep 19, 2015
at 6:30 PM

Sun, Sep 20, 2015
at 2 PM

Watch Trailer
HOME FROM HOME
DIRECTOR: EDGAR REITZ
GERMANY, 2014

After making his acclaimed, three-part, 42-hour-long film saga HEIMAT, set against the vicissitudes of the mid-20th century, Reitz returns to the first installment’s fictional Rhineland community of Schabbach in the 1840s to investigate the roots of a Germany yet to be born. In the mid 19th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans emigrated to South America in a desperate bid to escape the famine, poverty, and despotism that ruled at home. Jakob, the younger of two brothers, dreams about leaving his small village for adventures in the wild Brazilian jungle. Everyone who encounters Jakob is drawn into the maelstrom of his dreams: his parents, his belligerent brother Gustav, and, above all, Henriette, the daughter of a gem cutter fallen on hard times. Reitz’s visionary prequel intimately immerses into the world of his character’s everyday struggles as it sketches the bigger picture of economic hardship and a cruel feudal system that fueled desire for freedom and emigration. Beyond the historical, Reitz’s masterful storytelling and insight lends moving perspective to migrant struggles and controversies ongoing, wherever they may be. German Film Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay. (231 min.)

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Mon, Sep 21, 2015
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH
DIRECTOR: RACHAEL MASON
US, 2014

Rachel Mason wrote, directed and stars in this inventive cinematic rock-opera-fantasy inspired by a true story. On January 16, 1936, the deaths of two men—both named Hamilton Fish—were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star News. Hamilton Fish II was a descendant of one of the state’s most prominent families, and Hamilton “Albert” Fish was a notorious serial killer. In HAMILTON FISH, Mason plays—and sings—the role of a newspaper editor obsessed with the coincidence of their juxtaposed obituaries. A surreal tale unfolds in which supernatural events and historic facts merge in a fanciful musical journey. “She inhabits both their psyches, and the facts of their lives blur together and veer toward fantasy: there are dances in gazebos, strangely painted faces, songs about fish out of water, about the killer’s self-doubt.”—LA Weekly. (70 min.)

Rachael Mason will perform live accompanied by Seattle band Night Cadet.

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Sat, Oct 17, 2015
at 2 PM

HOME MOVIE DAY 2015
DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
US

Join the Northwest Film Center and Oregon Historical Society again this year for Home Movie Day 2015. Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that offers the opportunity to learn about best practices for caring for your own home movies. The event is an open call—8mm, Super8, and 16mm (no video please!)—to individuals and families to bring and share their own home movies with an audience of their community. Experts will be on hand to perform light film inspection and we’ll also play a few rousing rounds of Home Movie Day Bingo with fun prizes! For more information check homemoviedaypdx.tumblr.com. To make your own home movies in the classic Super 8mm format, join the Film Center the following day, Sunday, October 18th for the Super 8mm: Shoot + Hand Process workshop (see page 11 for more info). Thanks to the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition for their support of this event.

At Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.


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Sun, Oct 25, 2015
at 7 PM

THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
DIRECTOR: THOM ANDERSEN
US, 2015

Renowned California Institute of the Arts film professor Thom Andersen—whose previous essay films include the acclaimed LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF and RED HOLLYWOOD—turns his attention to cinema’s portrayal of history, filtered through twin lenses: his own “personal” history of cinema and the film writings of notoriously knotty French philosopher and academic Gilles Deleuze. Through wildly varied clips ranging from D.W. Griffith to Jean-Luc Godard, which are smartly juxtaposed amongst themselves and interleaved with quotations from Deleuze’s two books “The Movement-Image” and “The Time-Image”, Andersen deftly weaves an argument for cinema’s renewal (far beyond the multiplex) in the lives of ordinary citizens by looking back to film history for resonance with today’s complex social and political landscapes. “I didn’t want to make this film for people who are (just) familiar with Deleuze’s texts. Also, as a general rule, films should have humor in them.”—Thom Andersen. (108 min.)

Filmmaker Thom Andersen will be in attendance.

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