Get Ready for the New Year by Downloading our January/March 2015 schedule


The print edition of our January/March 2015 schedule is hitting the streets right now and is on its way to mailboxes all around town.  We’re really excited about our upcoming lineup, which includes:

classes & workshops at our School of Film
Italian Style, featuring films by Fellini, Antonioni, Lean, and others!
–a Ruben Östlund (FORCE MAJEURE) retrospective entitled “In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund
–the local and regional selections that populate our Northwest Tracking series
–four Alec Guiness powered films from his classic Ealing Studios days
–a mini-selection of Altman-oriented goodies
–films by Andrei Tarkovsky, Lav Diaz, and much more

If you’d like a handy & portable digital version of the schedule to comb over, you’ve come to the right place.  Just click on the image below to view, download or embed our January/March 2015 schedule:


Trailer of the Day: The Mirror

The Mirror

The most visually poetic and personal of Tarkovsky’s films, THE MIRROR has no conventional plot. Rather, the film takes the viewer on a chronological journey through the memories—real and imagined—of an unnamed narrator who lies dying of cancer. The seemingly random images create a melancholic montage of the mundane events of our lives through which we search for spirituality and truth. Employing the same actors in several different roles throughout the film and leaving many questions unanswered, Tarkovsky deflected attempts to over-explain the film, urging viewers to accept it as a simple autobiographical reflection. “I should like to ask you all not to be so demanding… It is no more than a straightforward, simple story. It doesn’t have to be made any more understandable.” (108 mins.)

THE MIRROR screens on Friday, August 16 at 9pm and Saturday, August 17 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

Trailer of the Day: Nostalghia


Russian master Tarkovsky’s penultimate film, shown here on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, follows Yankovskiy (Andrei Gorchakov), a poet who falls in with a Tuscan madman (Erland Josephson) while traveling through Italy and researching the life of an 18th-century Ukrainian composer who spent his final years there. Yankovskiy, increasingly isolated from those around him, becomes drawn into a complex relationship with this strange man, while at the same time experiencing deep nostalgia for his Russian homeland—much like Tarkovsky himself, exiled from the USSR during this period. NOSTALGHIA, winner of several awards at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, is a film in which “Tarkovsky evokes the textures of dreams and memories through ravishing monochrome and sepia-toned reveries and flashbacks, while conjuring the hushed and haunted tone of a trance in this late-career masterwork.”—BAMcinématek. (125 mins.)

We’re incredibly excited to be hosting the brand new, 30th anniversary restoration of NOSTALGHIA.  And, yes, it will be projected on 35mm!!!

NOSTALGHIA screens on Friday, August 16 at 6:30pm and Saturday, August 17 at 8:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.