PIFF 37: SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES

Small Paranoid Machines

Total program running time: 98 Minutes    


SALMON DEADLY SINS

SALMON DEADLY SINS

DIRECTOR: Steven Vander Meer – (United States)

Five thousand salmon-colored index cards, the seven deadly sins, bizarre anagrams, and a host of serendipitous occurrences mingled in the artist’s imagination. (7 mins.)

 


THE DISCARDED

DIRECTOR: David Delicado Adsuar, Juan Antonio Delicado Adsuar – (Spain)

A humorous look at three people living on the edge of society in a country where the economic crisis and unemployment are  the main problems. (11 mins.)

 


GASPE COPPER

DIRECTOR: Alexis Fortier Gauthier – (Canada)

Before a family can pack up and move from their mining town, the kids are assigned a particularly unenviable chore. (14 mins.)

 


WHAT DO WE HAVE IN OUR POCKETS?

DIRECTOR: Goran Dukic – (United States/Israel)

A most unusual love story unravels when the objects in a young man’s pockets come to life. (4 mins.)

 


THE APOTHECARY

THE APOTHECARY

DIRECTOR: Helen Hood Scheer – (United States)

A portrait of the public and private lives of the only pharmacist in a remote Colorado outpost. (18 mins.)

 


SMALL PARANOID MACHINES

DIRECTOR: Alvaro Torres-Crespo – (United States)

When Oliver, a 12-year-old boy, takes his first steps as a wordsmith, his father has an interesting way of encouraging him. (16 mins.)

 


ZIMA

DIRECTOR: Cristina Picchi – (Russia)

Zima portrays the reality of Siberia’s climate, where the boundary between life and death is so thin that it is sometimes almost nonexistent. (13 mins.)

 


MORE THAN TWO HOURS

DIRECTOR: Ali Asgari – (Iran)

A young Iranian couple in Tehran anonymously and illegally seeks medical help. (15 mins.)

 

Directors Alvaro Torres Crespo and Steven Vander Meer in attendance at the 2/15 screening.

 

SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES screens Saturday, February 15 at 12:45pm and Thursday, February 20 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 37th Portland International Film Festival.
Tickets can be purchased online here.

 

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DETAILS
The 37th Portland International Film Festival hosts screenings at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue), the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Avenue), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue), Cinemagic (2021 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, 1st Street, Building 2), and Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Avenue).

Over the last 37 years, the Festival has populated its schedule with diverse and innovative films for an audience of more than 38,000 annually from throughout the Northwest.  As Oregon’s largest, most culturally diverse film event, the Portland International Film Festival pulls together a multi-faceted experience with 128 films and special events presenting a full spectrum of features, documentaries, shorts, and visiting artists – and featuring submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and works by both returning masters and emerging talents.

This year’s Festival includes the return of the popular PIFF After Dark program, showcasing midnight movies like Ti West’s (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) THE SACRAMENT and Ari Folman’s (WALTZ WITH BASHIR) THE CONGRESS for adventurous festival attendees.  Contained within the PIFF 37 lineup is a sizable animation block with seven animated features on offer, including THE APOSTLE, MY MOMMY IS IN AMERICA AND SHE MET BUFFALO BILL, and the latest film by Portland-born animator Bill Plympton, CHEATIN’.

Other highlights of PIFF 37 include screenings of Tsai Ming-Liang’s (WHAT TIME IS IT OVER THERE?) STRAY DOGS, Rithy Panh’s THE MISSING PICTURE, Doug Pray’s (HYPE!) LEVITATED MASS, François Ozon’s (SWIMMING POOL) YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, Jillian Schlesinger’s MAIDENTRIP, Alain Guiraudie’s STRANGER BY THE LAKE, Anthony Chen’s ILO ILO and Claude Lanzmann’s (SHOAH) THE LAST OF THE UNJUST.

FULL SCHEDULE
The full PIFF 37 Program is available to the public online at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff37/.

ADVANCE TICKET OUTLET – Mark Building, Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park Avenue
Daily from 12-6 p.m.
Advance tickets by phone at (503) 276-4310
Advance tickets online at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff37/.

Admission Prices:
$11 General; $10 Portland Art Museum Members, Students, Seniors; $8 Silver Screen Club Friends, Children
Opening Night: $25 general; $20 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum and OMSI Members

The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian, Regal Cinemas, LAIKA, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Alaska Airlines, Wieden+Kennedy, Delta Airlines, James F. Marion Miller Foundation, and many others.

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit http://www.nwfilm.org.

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