Friday Film Club – Dark Fables

  • March 10, 2017 — June 9, 2017

Our fourth Friday Film Club celebrates “dark fables” from around the world—a collection of fairy tales, myths, and moral parables that offer inventive and delightfully spooky forays into the deeper alleyways of the human psyche. Friday Film Club screenings are presented monthly when the Portland Art Museum’s galleries are open late on Friday evenings. Each screening is accompanied by a post-film discussion led by Film Center staff and Art Museum docents, in which a work from the Art Museum galleries is utilized to spark dialogue and debate about the film. Special Admission: $5.

Friday, May 19


Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Kenji Mizoguchi, along with Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirō Ozu, is one of the pillars of the classical Japanese cinema, and

Friday, June 9


Directed by Catherine Breillat

French provocateur Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, Sleeping Beauty) has built a career out of bringing complex and

Black Orpheus

Directed by Marcel Camus

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Black Orpheus is a colorful, vibrant adaptation of the

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton, who made his name as a wide-ranging character actor in Hollywood (famed for his roles in such films at