Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road – THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK

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Goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss) is sent off after committing a foul during an away game; a seemingly simple act that causes him to completely lose his bearings. He wanders aimlessly through an unfamiliar town, spends the night with the box-office attendant of a movie theater (Erika Pluhar), and strangles her the next morning. But instead of turning himself in or fleeing, Bloch then goes to the country place of his ex-girlfriend (Kai Fischer) and passively waits there for the police to come and arrest him. As Wenders himself has stated, the visual idiom of Alfred Hitchcock’s films provided the model for this, his debut film. Adhering minutely to the thoroughly “cinematic” source (a novel by Peter Handke) and working with cameraman Robby Müller and editor Peter Przygodda—both of whom had already worked with him on his thesis film at the HFF (University of Television and Film Munich)—Wenders’ first cinematic collaboration would weld his team together for years to come. (100 mins.) 

THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK screens Friday, March 4 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is being presented as part of the touring Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road series.

Tickets available online and at the door.

On Art and Artists: GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson’s riveting photographs are elaborately staged, elegant narratives compressed into a single, large-scale image, many of them taken at twilight. Set in small towns in western Massachusetts or in meticulously recreated interior spaces, his strange tableaus call to mind the haunting worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and Edward Hopper. Shapiro’s fascinating profile includes stories from Crewdson’s childhood (in which he tried to overhear his psychologist father’s patients), his summers in the bucolic countryside (which he now imbues with a sense of dread and foreboding), and his encounter with Diane Arbus’s work in 1972 at age 10. Novelists Rick Moody and Russell Banks and fellow photographer Laurie Simmons comment on the motivation behind their friend’s haunting images. But Crewdson remains his own best critic: “Every artist has one central story to tell. The struggle is to tell and retell that story over again—and to challenge that story. It’s the defining story of who you are.” (78 min.)

GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS screens Saturday, October 24 at 2pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our On Art and Artists series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

Drive-In at Zidell Yards: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest

Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant), trying to prove he’s not who they think he is, encounters people who are not who they appear to be as he breezes through danger and romance in thrilling fashion. (136 mins.)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST screens Sunday, August 30 at 7pm at Zidell Yards. The film is showing as part of our Drive-In at Zidell Yards summer series.

Tickets are available exclusively at the door.

 

Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars—and the striking Ross Island Bridge—at Zidell Yards. The gates open at 7 PM and films start at dusk, with food and drink for sale by local food-cart vendors. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm, cushy blankets and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.

The Zidell Yards entrance is at 3030 SW Moody Avenue, a few blocks north of the tram and streetcar stop at OHSU.

Admission: $8; tickets available exclusively at the gate. Payment options: cash or card. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Co-presented by Zidell and the Northwest Film Center.

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

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Tennis pro Guy Haines is in a bad marriage when he’s approached by a perfect stranger, Bruno (Robert Walker), who idly contemplates the perfect murder. Bruno speculates that if he gets Guy’s wife out of the way, then Guy could take care of Bruno’s untenable father and each could have an alibi for the murder they’d be suspected of and no discernable motive for the crime they committed. “Bruno’s manner is pushy and insinuating, with homoerotic undertones . . . not a psychological study, however, but a first-rate thriller with odd little kinks now and then.”—Roger Ebert. (101 mins.)

Featuring XRAY DJ Eldorado from Ballin’ the Jack

 

Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 11th annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 PM with food and beverages available for purchase from select food carts and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Music begins at 8 PM and films begin around dusk.

Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 PM. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 PM. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 PM 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 (c. 9 PM) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are available here: $9 general; $8 student/senior/Portland Art Museum member; $6 Silver Screen Club Friend.

Tickets at the door are $11 general; $10 student/senior/PAM member; $8 Silver Screen Club Friend.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: EASY VIRTUE w/ live musical accompaniment by JOSHUA PEARL

Easy Virtue

The tyrannies of polite British society come under scrutiny in this adaptation of Noël Coward’s stage hit of the same name. Adapted by Eliot Stannard, who scripted most of Hitchcock’s silent films, EASY VIRTUE offers an early example of one of Hitchcock’s favorite themes: the “wrong man”—in this case, woman. After Larita Filton is unjustly accused of having an affair, her hard-drinking husband divorces her. She heads for the South of France under a new identity to escape the press, but not for long, as her would-be fiancé’s mother finds out about her past in The Tatler and begins meddling in the couple’s fate. “Hitchcock’s handling of flashbacks shows impressive narrative flair, as does his frequently imaginative play with point-of-view.”—Time Out, London. (80 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by Joshua Pearl.

Joshua Pearl is a musical explorer and adventurer (www.joshuapearl.com), internationally acclaimed pianist and composer, transplant from the theater world of New York, founding member of the cross-disciplinary trio Incorporamento (with dancer Gavin Larsen and poet David Biespiel) (www.dancemusicpoetry.com), executive director of The Portland Music Collaborative.

A Park Circus Films Release Restoration by BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Restoration funding provided by The American Friends of the BFI, The John S. Cohen Foundation, Deluxe 142, The Idlewild Trust, and numerous film societies across the U.K. that donated to the Hitchcock 9 campaign.

 

EASY VIRTUE screens Sunday, October 27 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: THE MANXMAN w/ live musical accompaniment by TRES GONE

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In a remote fishing village on the Isle of Man, two boyhood friends—one a lawyer, the other a fisherman—are torn apart when they discover they are in love with the same woman—smolderingly sensual Anny Ondra, whom Hitchcock also cast in his suspense masterpiece BLACKMAIL. Shooting in Cornwall, Hitchcock makes striking use of the dramatic natural surroundings and vertiginous seaside cliffs in “one of the best and most mature works of his early career.”—BFI. (101 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by Tres Gone.

Born from the ashes of Portland’s Gone Orchestra, Tres Gone is Mike Mahaffay on drums, Scott Steele on guitar and bass and Eric Hausmann on guitar synth; a  trio of improvisers who frequently collaborate with multimedia and an assortment of other artists.

A Rialto Pictures Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by Daniel and Joanna Friel and Ronald T. Shedlo. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142.

THE MANXMAN screens Saturday, October 26 at 8pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: THE PLEASURE GARDEN w/ live musical accompaniment by the 1939 ENSEMBLE

The Pleasure Garden

Hitchcock’s first film, shot in Germany and on location in Italy at Lake Como, is set in the world of seedy London nightclubs. Two young dancers, one celebrated, the other finding her way, take intertwined paths to romantic tragedy. The first of several Hitchcock films about women putting faith in men they don’t really know—to perilous effect—THE PLEASURE GARDEN also offers hints of the visual flourishes and thematic obsessions later to become iconic. Alma Reville served as the film’s assistant director (one of 19 films of his she worked on over 50 years), and the story goes that Hitchcock proposed to her after the shooting wrapped. (90 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by the 1939 Ensemble.

1939 Ensemble is Jose Medeles and David Coniglio, an instrumental duo from Portland, featuring metal, wood,drums and vibes, beats and melody. Random precision through noise, 1939 Ensemble doesn’t just cross genres, they both embrace and exploit them, inviting each listener in through the familiar, and leaving them with something new to explore.

A Park Circus Films Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation, and by Matt Spick. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142.

THE PLEASURE GARDEN screens Friday, October 25 at 8pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: CHAMPAGNE w/ live musical accompaniment by THE BILL MARSH ENSEMBLE

Champagne

CHAMPAGNE stars the bubbly Betty Balfour as a frivolous flapper whose millionaire father looks to teach her a lesson in frugality by letting her think he’s gone bankrupt. The movie brims with sight gags, with a swaying camera mimicking the roll of an ocean liner to generate several humorously queasy moments. But the comedy also has an unsettling undercurrent in the way the men in Betty’s life—her father, her fiancé, a mysterious admirer—seem eager to see her shamed. Throughout, Hitchcock revels in provocative uses of POV, including a look through the dregs of a glass of champagne that brackets the picture.”—BFI. (105 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by The Bill Marsh Ensemble.
Mr. Marsh is a sought after guitarist based in Portland who is currently recording and performing with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Halie Loren and Morning Ritual.

A Rialto Pictures Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142

 

CHAMPAGNE screens Wednesday, October 23 at 8pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: DOWNHILL w/ live musical accompaniment by GIDEON FREUDMANN

Downhill

“DOWNHILL mixes cynical humor with sexual horror as it tracks star rugby player Roddy’s descent from upstanding British schoolboy to Montmartre gigolo, the downhill road laid for him by a series of scheming women. Hitchcock’s formal audacity is on flamboyant display in false flashbacks, upside-down POV shots, and massive foreground objects dwarfing the characters behind them. The film reaches a psychological and stylistic climax with delirious, nightmarishly vivid visions of an evil feminine conspiracy. ‘I wanted to embody the dream in the reality, in solid, unblurred images,’ Hitchcock later said.”—BFI. (105 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by Gideon Freudmann.
Mr Freudmann is a cello innovator, composer, songwriter, improvisor who plays a fusion of Blues Jazz, Folk, Classical, Rock and more. He plays an electric cello with real time looping gear and a fertile imagination.

A Park Circus Films Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios, Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by Simon W. Hessel. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and The Headley Trust

 

DOWNHILL screens Sunday, October 20 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: THE RING w/ live musical accompaniment by TARA JANE O’NEIL

The Ring

“THE RING fascinates because it is not a suspense film and yet experiments with the tropes through which Hitchcock created suspense. There’s something that Raymond Durgnat summed up as ‘petty, edgy, unnerving’ here. The setting is the world of boxing in which hungry amateurs vie with professional prizefighters for money, status, and love. A young fairground pugilist marries his ticket-taker girlfriend, only to find himself openly cuckolded by his rival, the Champion. The film’s title refers to the boxing arena, the wedding ring, and a bracelet the girl wears, a gift from her lover, shaped in the form of a serpent. Not a very original sin, perhaps, in the hands of another director, but the young wife bizarrely flaunts her infidelity, mocking her helpless mate through symbols even he can comprehend. Hitchcock revels in all the fairground ‘business,’ in the grotesque masks of the thrill-seekers, and, as both fighters come up in the world, in the equally frantic flapper society.”—Pacific Film Archive. (116 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by Tara Jane O’Neil.

Ms. O’Neil is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and visual artist.  She creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration with her brilliant friends. Her recordings range from solo songing to noise improvisations. TJO has composed and performed music and sound for films, theater and dance performances, and written large and small ensemble experimental architectures.

A Rialto Pictures Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation.

 

THE RING screens Friday, October 18 at 8pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.
Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.