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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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$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.

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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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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our ninth annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 PM with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s Restaurant, Portland Brewing Company, and Honest Tea and live music from local bands brought to you by Music Millennium.

Doors at 7pm; Music at 8pm; Film at 9pm.

THE 8:30 RULE
Entry for advance ticket holders and pass holders is guaranteed until 8:30pm. Advance tickets and passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30pm. A limited number of chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30pm but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (9pm) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Music Millennium, Honest Tea, Portland Brewing Company, Car2Go, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, 94.7 FM, and Poster Child Events.

TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE CASH ONLY. Advance ticket purchase options below.



Thu, Jul 25, 2013
at 8 PM

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JOUR DE FÊTE
DIRECTOR: JACQUES TATI
FRANCE, 1948

Tati’s (M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY) first film frolics through the adventures of François, a rural postman who is the object of ridicule from his fellow townspeople because of his archaic methods. After watching an American film about modern methods, he mounts his beloved bicycle to demonstrate his own progressive ideas for postal efficiency. A film about technology and change—the bicycle represents traditional, humane values in a world increasingly dominated by machines and driven by the demands of speed and technology—that still resonates in the digital age. (79 mins.) 

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BAND: LINCOLN’S BEARD.

Sponsored by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and PDX Pipeline. Presented in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s special exhibition “Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design” featuring 40 bicycles drawn from the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael Embacher, on view through September 8.


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Thu, Aug 1, 2013
at 8 PM

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DANCING OUTLAW I & DANCING OUTLAW II: JESCO GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
DIRECTOR: JACOB YOUNG
US, 1991

Meet Jesco White, a hard-living tap dancer in Boone County, West Virginia, whose repeated run-ins with the law have interfered with his dream of becoming as renowned a “mountain dancer” as his late father, D. Ray White. Jesco has three distinct personalities: a sort of skinny version of the fat Elvis, the gentle and loving Jesse, and the violent and dangerous Jesco, who his wife Norma Jean warns is “the devil hisself.” This hilarious and slightly exploitative peek into 20th century Appalachian life demonstrates that real life provides far more eccentric characters than the fanciest of fictions. (101 mins.)

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 BAND: BARRY BRUSSEAU

Sponosred by Yelp! Portland


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Thu, Aug 8, 2013
at 8 PM

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ZELIG
DIRECTOR: WOODY ALLEN
US, 1983

Leonard Zelig (Allen) is the “human chameleon” in mock-documentary scenes that purport to be vintage newsreel clips of the 1920s and ’30s but are actually clever recreations. Zelig’s desire for conformity is manifested in his ability to take on the facial and vocal characteristics of whomever he happens to be around at the moment. He shows up at batting practice with Babe Ruth, among William Randolph Hearst’s guests at San Simeon, side by side with Pope Pius at the Vatican, and peering anxiously over the shoulder of Adolf Hitler at the Nuremberg Rally. “Not only pricelessly funny, it’s also, on occasion, very moving.”—Vincent Canby, The New York Times. (79 mins.)

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BAND: JAIME LEOPOLD & THE SHORT STORIES.

Silver Screen Club Members’ Night!


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Thu, Aug 15, 2013
at 8 PM

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BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
DIRECTOR: STEPHEN HEREK
US, 1989

High school slackers Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) need to ace their history presentation in order to avoid military school and fulfill their true calling as rock stars who save civilization. With a little help from a time-traveling messenger from the future named Rufus (George Carlin), the boys gather up some historic figures like Napoleon and Socrates who offer the sort of insight into history that the boys are lacking. Co-written by Film Center instructor Chris Matheson, this hilarious trek through the ages is full of favorite lines like (spoiler alert): “You killed Ted, you medieval dickweed!” (90 mins.)

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BAND: GRAVES

Sponsored by 94/7 FM Alternative Portland


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Thu, Aug 22, 2013
at 8 PM

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THE HUNGER
DIRECTOR: TONY SCOTT
UK, 1983

Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon make a comely vampire ménage à trois in this steamy cult story of the undead from recently deceased director Tony Scott. John and Miriam Blalock (Bowie and Deneuve) are a New York City vampire couple for the ages, but John’s 200+ years are catching up with him. Miriam seeks help from a brilliant doctor studying the aging process (Sarandon), which leads to a memorable, erotically charged seduction scene in the name of eternity. Upon release, David Bowie dryly commented,  “I must say, there’s nothing that looks like it on the market.”  (97 mins.)

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BAND: FOREIGN TALKS.

Sponsored by Artists Repertory Theatre and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

 

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Thu, Sep 5, 2013
at 8 PM - Originally scheduled for 8/29

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SWING TIME
DIRECTOR: GEORGE STEVENS
US, 1936

VENUE CHANGE - THE WHITSELL AUDITORIUM AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
1219 SW PARK AVE

Gambling hoofer Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) leaves his bride standing at the altar one too many times and now must prove himself by going on the road to amass a nest egg worthy of his bride’s (and her father’s) forgiveness. But who knew that along that road, he’d bump into dancing instructor Ginger Rogers—the woman who could do everything he did but in heels and backwards. Prosperity is surely just around the corner in this Depression-era anti-depressant filled with the very best Astaire-Rogers dance sequences, including “Pick Yourself Up,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “Never Gonna Dance.” (103 mins.)

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BAND: NOPO BIG BAND.

Sponsored by Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland/BodyVox Dance.

 

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