Kristina Talking Pictures (16mm)  & Cine-Lit @ 5th Avenue Cinema | Free Popcorn, Indie American Feminist Film, Spotlight on Hispanic Cinema and Literature, Free Admission for Portland State University Students

From our partners:
Kristina Talking Pictures (16mm) // Cine-Lit
March 8-10, 2019
Admission is FREE for PSU students & faculty w/ID.
$4 for all other students & seniors.
$5 General Admission
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5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall St., Portland, OR
(503) 725–3551

Kristina Talking Pictures (16mm)
Dir. Yvonne Rainer (1976); USA, 93m
Starring: Bert Barr, Frances Barth, James Barth

Kristina Talking Pictures lacks plot, drama, artfulness, or any sense of immersion within a fictional world. This is precisely the intention of experimental filmmaker Yvonne Rainer who, in resisting narrative expectation, crafts a film in which dialogue is cut off, single characters are played by multiple actors, and scenes defy any sense of cohesive understanding. The film concerns Kristina, a Hungarian lion tamer who moves to New York to become a choreographer. In the absence of character or story development, however, this premise is pursued not as a plot but as a means to engage with the dynamics of human relations, power, oppression, and the portrayal of women in film. Putting the ideas of 1970s feminist film theory to practice, Yvonne Rainer’s Kristina Talking Pictures creates a truly new cinematic form.

SATURDAY, March 9th AT 7:00PM
SUNDAY, March 10th AT 3:00pm

Cine-Lit is an organization created by the Departments of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University and Oregon State University in close conjunction with the Portland International Film Festival. The project’s endeavor is to promote the enrichment of a broad spectrum of Oregon’s comprehension of the Hispanic world’s diverse cultures via the most recent Hispanic films at the Portland International Film Festival and via direct contact with Hispanic cineastes and writers at the symposia, screenings, and colleges. 5th Avenue Cinema is happy to partner in hosting retrospective screenings of Lucrecia Martel!

About 5th Avenue Cinema
Oregon’s only student run cinema has been operating non-profit since 1989. Our goals are to provide further education for PSU students interested in film, as well as a fun place for people to see something they wouldn’t ordinarily get to see on the big screen. The general public is always invited to attend and there is FREE POPCORN at every show. Our feature films are presented on 35mm film, with the occasional screening on our rare Norelco 16mm projector.

Free Admission for Portland State Students

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