September 6-8 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Set in the year 1630, Harakiri begins with rōnin (masterless samurai) Hanshiro Tsugumo making an unusual request of a local lord of the Iyi clan: to use the lord’s grounds to commit harakiri- ritual suicide. Director Masaki Kobayashi challenges the feudal customs of Japan’s past in a gripping […]
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Labor Day Weekend is back, Portland! Savor the dog days of summer at Tour de Lab Pub tour. The swifts are making their yearly stop in Portland. Check out Reuse design build competition Dropbox Derby! And you have one more weekend to see the lovely flowers at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival.
August 30-September 1 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – In nine chapters, Afro-French revolutionary Frantz Fanon’s post-colonialist essay (of the same title) from The Wretched of the Earth, as read by Lauryn Hill, discusses the ways in which the native frees oneself from their European oppressor and explores the dehumanizing physical and psychological effects of colonialism.
August 23-25 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – An extension of the Space Camp (2012) and Space Program (2007) short films, directorial mainstay Van Neistat keeps a tight and linear style inline with this and other films coming out of Tom Sachs’ art studio (Ten Bullets, Color, and How To Sweep). A testament to bricolage and […]
August 16-18 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Taxi Zum Klo is a comedy of manners that tells the story of Frank Ripploh, a Berlin school teacher with a very active sex life. Frank tries to keep his professional and private life separate, but when he begins a new relationship his love of hookups places his […]
The weekend is back, Portland! Head to the Oregon Zoo for Steve Earle & The Dukes + Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Have you joined the hunt for Bigfoot w/ Portland Spirit? Learn some new tricks at Chef in the Market Demonstration @ Lents International Farmers Market. And don’t miss the chaos of […]
August 9-11 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – “And remember folks, be good to your parents, they’ve been good to you”. High Anxiety is one of Mel Brooks’ most underrated films, often overlooked when compared to Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. For Hitchcock fans, this film is a delight as a parody dedication to his most […]
August 2-4 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – A Bay of Blood (also known as Carnage, Twitch of the Death Nerve, and Blood Bath) was recognized at the time for its achievement in special effects makeup. It’s little surprise that the film is considered to be the foundation on which the American slasher genre would emerge […]
The weekend is back & Summer’s really heating up!, Portland! Summer of Slushies continues at Bare Bones Cafe & Bar, where you can get a $5 Pint of Margarita. A-WOL dance looks up starting this weekend w/ Art in the Dark. Raise a toast for shelter dogs at Pitbowl. Oregon Brewers Festival runs through Saturday […]
July 26-28 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Lauded for his spare, ascetic approach to filmmaking, Bresson is nonetheless capable of capturing deep emotion in his films. This is precisely the case with A Man Escaped, a film which showcases Bresson’s trademark use of nonprofessional actors and a taut narrative structure, while operating as one of […]
The weekend is back & sunshine is on its way, Portland! Cool down at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewfest or Wild Hare Country Festival. Get in lots of laughs at Queer Comedy Festival. Tectonic SHIFT Festival features music, art & more. And be sure to check out Legacy Drag Show every Friday at Henry’s!
July 19-21 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – The malleability and strength of family is on full display, executed in the gentle and intimate shots orchestrated by both Claudia Sainte-Luce and Agnès Godar (Claire Denis’ go to cinematographer). This style accentuating loner Claudia’s (Ximena Ayala) opening up and entwining with terminally ill Martha’s (Lisa Owen) single […]
We’ve got another summer weekend coming up, Portland! Head over to Hip Chicks Do Wine for Pinot, Pork and Port. Catch the story of the first female filmmaker with Be Natural. Find treasures and memories at America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show at Portland Expo. And learn about the heart of Portland’s old red light […]
July 12-14 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – A study of life, a kaleidoscopic spectacle of a kind of anthological exploration into the post-May 1968 years of France. A satirical documentation of French consumerist culture, open dialogue with everyday people, and a sincere look into the desires and fears of folk. A circus-like performance of a […]
July 4th Weekend is back, Portland! The Rose City goes all out with Waterfront Blues Festival and CherryFest NW lights up Salem. Try some new brews at Portland Craft Beer Festival! And it’s Cherry season in the Gorge!
July 5-7 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – “In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.” ― Joss Whedon. Before Sarah Michelle-Gellar picked up her crucifix and crossbow, Kristy Swanson was The Chosen One in the original 1992 […]
June 7-9 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Hirokazu Koreeda’s directorial debut tells the story of Yumiko, a young mother haunted by the past loss of her grandmother and the recent loss of her husband. Koreeda’s interest in the emotional impact of light is exemplified through Maborosi’s shadowy visuals and Michiko Kitamura’s costume design, created specifically […]
May 31 – June 2 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – For his second adaptation of a Kobo Abe novel, Hiroshi Teshigahara overcomes the tough task of translating the existential, monologue driven writing of The Face of Another to the screen. The story centers on a chemist whose face becomes disfigured as the result of an […]
May 24-26 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Based on the existentialist novel by Kōbō Abe with the Japanese title 砂の女 (Suna no onna) translated to the English title The Woman in the Dunes. Director Teshigahara reanimates shifting sand as its own dynamic character in a desolate landscape where only arthropods and crustacea crawl.
The Weekend is back, Portland! Cheer on the Blazers in Conference Finals vs Golden State Warriors. Get free cancer screenings at PDX Skincare Festival. ARK Series presents Michael Pollan – How To Change Your Mind on Saturday at Keller Auditorium. Test drive an electric vehicle at Hillsboro Electric Avenue Grand Opening! And Sunday Parkways kicks […]
May 17-19 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Delving into the underground Soviet culture of synthesizers under Lenin’s rule, Elektro Moskva introduces the world to a hidden subculture of electronic instrument enthusiasts as they recount the history and how they engage ontemporaneously.
Mother’s Day Weekend is here, Portland! Treat your mom to Brunch at the Zoo, Moms & Mimosas, or Sparkling Tea @ Pix Patisserie. Or show her the sights w/ Portland Spirit. And be sure to stop by the Camas Plant & Garden Fair for that perfect gift!
May 10-12 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – An exploration of familial relationships between the filmmakers and their respective parents. Both internet-age documentaries examining life in two distinct and varied ways.
The weekend is back, Portland! Raise money for the pets on Saturday for Walk Run for the Animals in Vancouver. See the artists in their habitats at Gorge Open Studios Tour. NBA Playoffs continue with Portland vs Denver. And this weekend is your last chance to see Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
May 3-5 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – The road film is almost ubiquitous with the United States, however, the internal struggle and journey to find oneself is a purely human one. A transformative and uniquely Brazilian affair in the form of social realism. Araby follows wandering laborer, Cristiano’s ten year journey through the southeastern region […]
The weekend is back, Portland! Whose side are you on for Superheroes vs Villains Downtown Portland Bar Craw?! ANDAZ returns to The Liquor Store. ShanRock’s Triviology presents Scrantonicity: The Office Trivia on Sunday! There’s only 2 weeks left to see Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. And the PCC Job Fair is on Tuesday!
April 26-28 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Conceived, written, produced and released during the ongoing Watergate crisis, Network was Chayefsky’s meticulously researched, highly articulate attack on the demoralisation and dehumanisation of American life as exemplified by the crude commercialisation of television news.
Easter weekend is here, Portland! Celebrate Easter w/ a cruise, brunch, tea, Rabbit Romp & More. Head to Pix Patisserie and see if you can find the golden ticket! Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train opens at Coho Theater. And find specials, discounts and more all weekend for 420!
April 19-21 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Nightmare Alley is a fascinating film noir that was a departure for Tyrone Powers who had mostly played swashbucklers. Here he plays conman Stanton “Stan” Carlisle, a carnival barker working for Mademoiselle Zeena (Joan Blondell) and her drunken husband Pete (Ian Keith). Stan is after a code that […]
The weekend is back, Portland! Find vintage treasures at NW’S LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale! Miz Kitty is back with her Parlour Vaudeville Show! Plan ahead for summertime with the kids with this Summer Camp Guide.
April 12-14 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Within the classic typology of United States filmmaking, the road movie, Arnold creates a lively and intimate, though not definitive look at the Midwestern United States. Informed by a 2007 New York Times article, Andrea Arnold sought to represent and give voice to the wandering “mag crew” youth.
The weekend is back, Portland! 80s Video Dance Attack is celebrating 14 Years this weekend and QuarterWorld turns 3! Test Drive the newest Electric Vehicles at Milwaukie Electric Avenue Grand Opening. And grab your favorite Portland brands at The For Sale Sale!
April 5-7 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – After being resurrected for the eighth time, Jason comes across a boat that is hosting a high school graduation. Our final girl Rennie (Jensen Daggett) begins seeing visions of Jason drowning, which means her sea voyage is about to get a lot bloodier.