The 39th Portland International Film Festival: ABOVE AND BELOW

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Nicolas Steiner’s sublime exploration of lives lived on the fringe is set in a seemingly apocalyptic world that happens to be our own. Living above ground, April dons a spacesuit to simulate life on Mars as part of a remote science program in Utah, while Dave has left modern society for an abandoned military bunker in the California desert. Meanwhile, finding shelter below in Las Vegas storm drains, are Lalo, Rick, and Cindy, who contend with frequent, dangerous flooding to survive on their own terms. “…[Above and Below] treats its subjects with a dignity that transcends judgment and a poetic sensibility that ranks it among the year’s most remarkable cinematic discoveries.?—Variety. In English. (110 mins.)

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

ABOVE AND BELOW screens Sunday, February 14 at 1pm at Cinema 21 and on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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