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.

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

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The film that made the director an international cinema icon, WOMEN—in typical Almodóvar style—weaves an array of colorful characters into a single, manic-depressive symphony. Carmen Maura highlights as the heroine Pepa, a TV star heartbroken by her lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén), and desperate to find her bearings. “Gorging on the bad, bad world of TV soap operas, tabloid news, and those Roy Lichtenstein cartoons where anguished women lament their lives with ‘Brad’, Almodovar gets a wonderful rise out of life’s lows.”—Washington Post. (90 mins.)

Featuring XRAY DJ Serious Moonlight from Intuitive Navigation

 

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.

 

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – THE 10th VICTIM

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“Petri’s black comedy imagines the hunting of humans as a government-sanctioned, globally televised sport, a gladiatorial combat meant to relieve tension and settle conflicts in an otherwise anesthetized world devoted to mindless consumption. THE 10TH VICTIM amusingly remains a classic ‘commedia all’italiana’ of the 1960s, with Marcello Mastroianni in his archetypical role as the castrated Casanova struggling to maintain his inbred macho poise as he is assaulted not only by Ursula Andress’s gun-toting Amazon, but by a mercenary wife (Luce Bonifassy) and an impatient mistress (Elsa Martinelli), who have joined forces against him.”—The New York Times. (92 mins.)

Featuring XRAY DJs DDDJJJ666 from Hipsters Suck and Magnolia Bouvier from Vampirella in Iridescent Teal

 

 

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.

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – SEXY BEAST

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Famed music video director (Radiohead, Blur) Jonathan Glazer’s first feature updates the classic heist film with equal doses of sharp comedy and chilling menace. Gal (Ray Winstone), a London gangster retired to the south of Spain with his porn star wife and pool boy, is reluctantly pulled back into a life of crime by his old mentor, Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), a frighteningly and hilariously unhinged maniac. “Spouting profanity, staring daggers at any perceived enemy, and talking nuts to himself in a mirror like De Niro in a Cockney TAXI DRIVER, Kingsley creates an unforgettable monster.”—Rolling Stone. (89 mins.)

Featuring XRAY DJs Aaron and Cheyenne from Reverse Couples Skate

 

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.

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – Opening Night: SONG OF THE THIN MAN

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The last of the six classic THIN MAN films pairs William Powell as Nick Charles—the nattiest ex-cop you’ll ever meet—and the inimitable Myrna Loy as Nora, his wry urbane socialite wife. The story begins with a murder on a yacht and leads the crime-fighting couple through Manhattan jazz clubs offering them plenty of cocktails and hep-cat lingo along the way. Sure, a few people get murdered, but it’s all so very stylish and civilized. (86 mins.)

PDX Pop Now! presents live music from Malachi Graham at 8pm

 

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.

Last Top Down of 2014: Martin Scorsese’s THE KING OF COMEDY w/ DJ set by Ghost Capital

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Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a delusional schmuck living with his mother and a life-size cardboard cutout of Liza Minnelli, practicing to become a famous stand-up comedian. He leaves his basement set to stalk Johnny Carson-like talk show host Jerry Langford (icily played by Jerry Lewis), in the hopes of securing a spot on his show. Willing to go to great lengths to break into show biz, Pupkin enlists his madcap friend Masha (Sandra Bernhard) to help him kidnap Langford. Darkly hilarious, THE KING OF COMEDY is considered by many to be one of Scorsese and De Niro’s finest and most overlooked works. (109 mins.)

DJ set by Ghost Capital.

Sponsored by PDX Pipeline and ARTSLANDIA.

 

THE KING OF COMEDY screens Thursday, August 28 at 7pm atop Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure (SW 15th & Yamhill).  The film is being presented as part of our Top Down: Rooftop Cinema programs.

Tickets are available online at a lower price point than at the door.  Very limited quantities sold at the door.  Advance tickets are highly recommended.

Entry for advance ticket holders at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 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-serve 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. Day-of weather updates at nwfilm.org.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Honest Tea, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Car2Go, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are $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.  CASH ONLY at the door.

Top Down: VANISHING POINT with DJ set by Strange Babes

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Barry Newman plays the vaguely disillusioned antihero Kowalski, a solitary driver for a cross-country car delivery service. He picks up a roaring 1970 Dodge Challenger in Colorado and takes a bet to deliver it in San Francisco in less than 15 hours. With a handful of uppers, the pedal to the metal, and a blind DJ named Soul (Cleavon Little) rooting him on over the airways, Kowalski screams down the highways, encountering a snake handler, gay hitchhikers, a naked woman riding a motorcycle, and plenty of cops. Lean on dialogue and heavy on squealing tires, this cult classic evokes a specific time and cultural mood—as DJ Soul says, Kowalski is the “last American hero because he is the last free soul on the planet.” (99 mins.)

Music by Strange Babes.

Sponsored by Yelp! Portland. Music sponsor: xray.fm.

 

VANISHING POINT screens Thursday, August 14 at 7pm atop Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure (SW 15th & Yamhill).  The film is being presented as part of our Top Down: Rooftop Cinema programs.

Tickets are available online at a lower price point than at the door.  Very limited quantities sold at the door.  Advance tickets are highly recommended.

Entry for advance ticket holders at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 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-serve 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. Day-of weather updates at nwfilm.org.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Honest Tea, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Car2Go, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are $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.

Wes’s World: Wes Anderson’s BOTTLE ROCKET comes to Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

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In Wes Anderson’s first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) “escapes” from a voluntary mental hospital with the aid of his childhood friend Dignan (Owen Wilson). Dignan wants to impress local hood Mr. Henry (James Caan) by robbing a bookstore and getting out of small-town Texas and drags Anthony and their wealthy friend Bob Mapplethorpe (Robert Musgrave) along with him. On the run, they end up at a roadside motel where Anthony falls for maid Inez and causes a rift between his cronies. But one final job, a heist at a local cold storage facility, makes them all realize that they need each other more than they thought. (91 mins.)

Music by The Bubble Cats

Sponsored by 94/7 FM KNRK. Band sponsor: Vortex Magazine.

For more Wes Anderson-related films, check out the Northwest Film Center’s series Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences.

 

BOTTLE ROCKET screens Thursday, July 31 at 7pm atop Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure (SW 15th & Yamhill).  The film is being presented as part of both our Wes’s World: Wes Anderson and His Influences and Top Down: Rooftop Cinema programs.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

Entry for advance ticket holders at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 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-serve 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. Day-of weather updates at nwfilm.org.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Honest Tea, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Car2Go, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are $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.

PIFF 37: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

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This sumptuous historical drama provides a riveting psychological portrait of the woman who became a pawn in the 16th-century conflict between Protestants and Catholics. As a child, Catholic Mary (Camille Rutherford) is sent to France to marry the future king. After his premature death, she returns to Scotland and, to her regret, marries Lord Darnle. In love with the Earl of Bothwell, the two plot Darnle’s demise. When her life is thrown into political turmoil after Darnle’s death, Mary seeks help from her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I, the queen of England—who, threated by her rivalry, has Mary imprisoned and, after 18 years, beheaded. Rather than focusing on dramatic incident, Imbach takes a personal look at British royal tragedy and the story of a woman haunted by expectations and torn between romance and duty. (120 mins.)

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland, San Francisco, and the Hotel deLuxe.

 

 

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS screens Saturday, February 15 at 12:30pm at Cinema 21 and Monday, February 24 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.

Tonight’s Top Down: Rooftop Cinema rescheduled for 9/5

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Due to inclement weather, our Top Down: Rooftop Cinema screening of SWING TIME tonight has been rescheduled for next Thursday, September 5.  All advanced tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Any ticket holders who cannot make the rescheduled date should contact us at film@nwfilm.org to request a refund.

We do hope that you’ll join us next week as the show DOES go on with the wonderful, marvelous SWING TIME!  Advanced tickets for the rescheduled date are available for purchase here.