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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
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.
Thursday, August 25
True Stories, US, 1986
dir. David Byrne (90 mins., Comedy, DVD)
With its Talking Heads soundtrack and multiple instances where characters begin to sing, it’s easy to make the assumption that True Stories is a musical. But this quirky indie film is far more informed by the arty music video aesthetic of the 1980s than anything by Rogers and Hammerstein. Starring and directed by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, shot by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Edward Lachman (Carol), and featuring memorable performances by the late Spalding Gray, Swoosie Kurtz, and, especially, John Goodman (as Louis Fyne, the “dancing bear”), the film is a series of set pieces that collectively detail the eccentric experiences of a traveling journalist visiting a Texas town far off the beaten path. “Even the ordinary moments in True Stories seem a little odd, as if the actors are trying to humor the weirdo they’re working for.”—Roger Ebert.
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.
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