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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
Thursdays, July 14-August 25, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | All Ages
General $10 ADV, $12 Doors | Students/Seniors $9 ADV, $11 Doors
Tickets/More info: nwfilm.org
729 SW 15th Ave Portland, OR 97205
Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 12th annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 pm with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s, Aladdin’s Café, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, 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. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.
August 18: Hairspray
Hairspray marked the moment when underground film’s most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream–with his madcap, camp-heavy sensibilities still amazingly intact. 1960s Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) finally gets her big break and lands on the American Bandstand-inspired Corny Collins Dance Show. As a girl of noble ideals, Tracy soon forces the issue of integrated dancing on the previously all white program, much to the horror of her square parents (Waters’ longtime muse Divine and comedian Jerry Stiller). Hairspray is the perfect melding of the bad taste genius of its maker with a 1960s coming-of-age narrative…and has a crackin’ soundtrack to boot. “In a very real sense, Hairspray is Waters’ most daring movie. It took more courage and judgment to make a comedy like Hairspray (rated PG for a few four-letter words) with its bigots and fat people than it did to make Pink Flamingos.”—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times.
Advance tickets are available at nwfilm.org: $10 general; $9 student/senior/PAM member; $7 Silver Screen Club Friend. Tickets at the door are $12 general; $11 student/senior/PAM member; $9 Silver Screen Club Friend.
Thursday, August 18
Hairspray, US, 1988
dir. John Waters (92 mins., Comedy, Blu-Ray)
Thursday, August 25
True Stories, US, 1986
dir. David Byrne (90 mins., Comedy, DVD)
Want a series pass to Top Down? Join the Silver Screen Club at the Supporter level or above before June 30th and bring along a guest for free! LEARN MORE