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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

The Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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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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Special Screenings


Sat, Jan 11, 2014
at 5 PM

Sat, Jan 11, 2014
at 7 PM

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LA CAMIONETA: THE JOURNEY OF ONE AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS
DIRECTOR: MARK KENDALL
US, 2012

Every day, dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States and migrate through Mexico to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and reborn as the brightly colored camionetas that bring most Guatemalans to work. Kendall’s lyrical film follows the migration of one Pennsylvania bus as well as the personal stories of five individuals whose lives become intertwined with its transformation. Like the bus that unites their stories, the choice between obsolescence and innovation defines their decisions, propelling them toward an increasingly uncertain future in a country where civil institutions and authorities are powerless to protect citizens from organized crime. What slowly emerges is a vivid and rich meditation on the universal quest for mobility—and survival. “An upbeat story of resilience, regeneration, and artistic imagination.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times. (81 mins.)

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Fri, Jan 17, 2014
at 7 PM

Sun, Jan 19, 2014
at 1:30 PM

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FIRE IN THE BLOOD
DIRECTOR: DYLAN MOHAN GRAY
US, 2013

“In 1996, the development of antiretroviral drug therapies may not have cured AIDS, but the breakthrough made the disease treatable—if patients could afford the hefty price tag. For millions in the developing world, the cost kept essential medicines out of reach and meant they would continue to die. Hope came in the form of low-cost generic drugs manufactured in India and elsewhere, but pharmaceutical companies—favoring patents over patients and profits over the prevention of unnecessary deaths—threatened legal action against any company that dared circumvent their control of the market. The struggle to overcome this inconceivably greedy blockade—with literally life-or-death stakes—is at the heart of Dylan Mohan Gray’s absorbing documentary. Gray uses the response to the AIDS crisis in Africa to reveal the power of the drug companies and the impact of their lobby on the federal government. The implications of their ability to effectively deny critical treatment based on economic inequities are more far-reaching than any single disease.”—Sundance Film Festival. (87 mins.)

Co-sponsored by the Portland Area Global AIDS Coalition, Oregon Health & Science University, Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). On Friday, join us for a post-film panel discussion with Peter Parisot, CAP; James Love, Knowledge Ecology International; and James J. Peck, MSF. On Sunday, join us for a post-film discussion with Liesl Messerschmidt, Health and Development Consulting International.


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Sat, Jan 18, 2014
at 7 PM

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BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
DIRECTOR: WOODY ALLEN
US, 1984

Tonight we welcome Reed College professor Marat Grinberg, who will introduce one of Woody Allen’s classic, quip-rich comedies and talk about his new collection of essays, WOODY ON RYE: JEWISHNESS IN THE FILMS AND PLAYS OF WOODY ALLEN. In Allen’s film, Danny Rose (Allen) is a hapless but very conscientious theatrical agent who can only hold on to “talents” that no one else will represent—everything from dancing penguins to one-legged tap dancers, blind jugglers, and piano-playing birds. To help his top client, an aging singer on a comeback, Danny literally puts his life on the line, only to lose him to a bigger agent. As the story of Danny’s career and troubles unfolds in flashbacks told by his roster of offbeat clients, we see that through it all, Danny’s conviction that the things which count most in life—“acceptance, forgiveness, and love”—is unshaken. With Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Milton Berle, and Sandy Baron. (84 mins.)

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Fri, Jan 31, 2014
at 7 PM

Sat, Feb 1, 2014
at 7 PM

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KISS THE WATER
DIRECTOR: ERIC STEEL
US/UK, 2013

Reading the obituaries in The New York Times, Eric Steel wondered at how a life’s essence can be captured and immortalized in just a few words. The obituary of a Scottish fishing fly-maker, Megan Boyd, captured his imagination, and after a decade of thinking about her, he finally set off to make this meditative reflection on a most unusual creative being. Self-taught in the artful craft of fly-making, Boyd’s fishing flies—fashioned from twirled bits of feather, fur, silk, silver, and gold—became internationally renowned. Though she lived alone in the small stone cottage she grew up in, with no running water, her flies seduced sportsmen, art lovers, and fish worldwide. Boyd’s mythic reputation earned her the Queen’s British Empire Medal and, here, an elegant film that—through striking cinematography, lively friends, and loving animation—reveals that in every strand, in every fiber, there was a story, a fairy tale, a truth waiting to be unraveled. (80 mins.)

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Fri, Mar 21, 2014
at 7 PM

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RUSSIAN ARK
DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER SOKUROV
RUSSIA, 2002

“RUSSIAN ARK is both a dazzling technical tour-de-force and a love letter to Russian culture. Unfolding in real time in a single, dreamlike, uncut digital video take, it tracks a contemporary filmmaker (Sokurov) and a mercurial 19th-century French diplomat, the Marquis de Custine—tour guides on a phantasmagoric, time-traveling journey through St. Petersburg’s opulent Hermitage Museum. Swirling through the galleries of time, we encounter its first resident, Catherine the Great; the family of Czar Nicholas II; current Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky; and regular Russian art lovers. Requiring seven months of rehearsal, 1,000 costumed actors, the equivalent of 33 soundstages, and a live orchestra performance, the exhilarating final film was shot in just the amount of time it takes to watch it. But beyond the seamless logistical achievement, RUSSIAN ARK creates a moving testimony to human resiliency and the survival of culture. Sampling history and some of the world’s most exquisite art and artifacts, it is, like the Hermitage itself, a veritable Russian Ark.”—28th Portland International Film Festival. (99 mins.)

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