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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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Northwest Tracking


Wed, Jun 29, 2011
at 7 PM

OPEN SCREENING
DIRECTOR: YOU

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium and invite you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by June 22 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under ten minutes. Invite your friends—admission is free!

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Thu, Jun 30, 2011
at 7 PM

Watch Trailer
LIGHT OF MINE
DIRECTOR: BRETT EICHENBERGER
US, 2011

VISITING ARTIST—Portland filmmaker Brett Eichenberger’s first feature film tells the story of Owen, an aspiring photographer with an eye disease that has left him without sight in one eye and will soon leave him blind in both. Fearful and uncertain of how long his vision will last, his wife Laura proposes they fulfill their lifelong dream of a photography expedition to Yellowstone National Park. When they stop to visit Owen’s childhood friend Eddie, an Iraq veteran who has recently returned from combat, Eddie helps assuage Owen’s fear of the unknown. But as the journey continues, Owen and Laura’s love and trust in each other is tested, until Owen, determined to photograph despite his loss of sight, discovers that he has a choice to see what he wants to see. (82 mins.)

Director Brett Eichenberger will introduce the film.

Sponsored by Newspace Center for Photography.


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Fri, Jul 15, 2011
at 7 PM

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THE WANTEDS: THE PART OF ROCK AND ROLL THEY NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT
DIRECTOR: STEPHANIE SMITH
US, 2011

VISITING ARTIST—Portland front woman (Kleveland) and filmmaker Stephanie Smith’s first documentary feature charts the fortunes of Portland bartender/rocker Tommy Harrington as he sets out on a solo, mid-career bid for stardom. With only the vaguest itinerary, few hard bookings, and a just-revealed pregnant ex-girlfriend, Harrington sets out to live the life. As we follow him from town to town, sleeping in his truck and waiting on doorsteps in hope of a gig, we learn of his troubled upbringing and struggles with drugs. “While the shows lived up to the wacky hype imagined—with Tommy playing in cowboy bars, storage lockers, even a party for Mormon missionaries—a different story began to unfold that was becoming more Shakespeare than SPINAL TAP. It became a story about family, identity, and what happens when you really go for your dream.”—Stephanie Smith. (87 mins.)

Director Stephanie Smith will introduce the film.


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Wed, Jul 20, 2011
at 7 PM

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THE BODY ELECTRONIC: AN EVENING WITH JESSE MALMED

VISITING ARTIST—Portland artist and curator Jesse Malmed has performed his diverse performance/film/installation works everywhere from galleries, microcinemas, and DIY art spaces to bars and barns. Tonight he presents a fascinating Whitsell show, “a manifold mix of conceptually rich video L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetics, process-intensive bi-fidelity abstractedelia, and participatory installations such as CONVERSATIONAL KARAOKE! in which audience members perform dizzying, strange, and incisive texts of the artist’s design. Other works include the depth-defying and propulsive ‘memo-dromatic’ IN3DIA (more than 1,200 images collected on a trip to India morphing, melding, and merging in stereographic Cyan and Red), LOVE IS LIKE (an experiment in ‘Direct Address Cinema’ disguised as a music video), and MAZEL, an existential love story enacted and narrated live before the audience’s eyes.”—JM. (70 mins.)

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Sun, Jul 24, 2011
at 7 PM

AN EVENING WITH TODD HAYNES AND CHRISTINE VACHON

VISITING ARTIST—Todd Haynes’ remarkable body of feature films—from POISON (1991), SAFE (1995), and VELVET GOLDMINE (1998), to FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002), I’M NOT THERE (2007), and MILDRED PIERCE (2011)—has earned him unique regard as one of contemporary cinema’s most eloquent voices. From his earliest shorts, he has been a filmmaker who defies the boundaries of form, content, and social expectations to craft a singularly personal cinema. Tonight we welcome Haynes and producer Christine Vachon, another of independent cinema’s most accomplished talents and champions. In addition to producing all of Haynes’ feature work, Vachon’s 60+ credits include such diverse films as KIDS (1995), HAPPINESS (1998), BOYS DON’T CRY (1999), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001), ONE HOUR PHOTO (2002), THE COMPANY (2003), INFAMOUS (2006), and GIGANTIC (2008). Haynes and Vachon will discuss their work and converse with the audience about art, commerce, creative partnership, and the world of independent film. (120 mins.)

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Wed, Aug 10, 2011
at 7 PM

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REED: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ROY KIYOOKA
DIRECTOR: FUMIKO KIYOOKA
CANADA, 2010

Made by his daughter, REED is a portrait of the celebrated Japanese-Canadian artist and teacher Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994) and the bohemian subculture of artists and writers who nurtured and challenged him. A member of the Beat generation, Kiyooka rose to prominence in the 1960s as a seminal force in the New York School of painting with his critically acclaimed “hard-edge” paintings. Then, at the peak of his career, filled with the Bushido spirit of the Samurai, he gave up painting to become a poet in the tradition of the monk Basho, as well as taking up photography and music. Writer Michael Ondaatje described Kiyooka as a “reed, receptive to every nuance in you.” (94 mins.)

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