November 22-24 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – This breakout film by Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón is part road movie, part comedy, part tragedy, all set against the magical-realist backdrop of modern Mexico as it was at the dawn of the 21st century.
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The Weekend is back, Portland! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Oregon City High School Wrestling Bazaar. Plan ahead w/ Holiday Events Guide. Portland Farmers Market returns to Portland State University. And Portland’s Holiday Tree Arrives Friday!
November 15-17 @ 5th Avenue Cinema -The film represents many of the themes that Ozu spent his life trying to capture on celluloid: loneliness, family, and marriage.
The Weekend is back, Portland! Veterans Day Weekend is here; celebrate the heroes with brunch at The Eastburn or theHidden Heroes Photography Exhibition. White Bird Uncaged Presents Reggie Wilson POWER this weekend, and The Portland Book Festivalis in downtown Portland on Saturday. And dream big at the RV Show at Portland Expo Center.
November 8-10 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – A portrait of the citizenry of Japan throughout the Pacific War, Grave of the Fireflies generates a remembrance and visceral understanding of the impact on the Japanese themselves
The Weekend is back, Portland! Rose City Rollers are back on the track with Break Neck Betties benefit bout. Get your hands on something shiny at 44th Gemstone and Jewelry Auction. Hear a live score to the Nitemare B4 Xmas. And get Spooked at Portland’s Only Haunted Escape Room @ Escapism!
November 1-3 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – The late 20th Century was a time of fierce competition between The United States and its capitalist allies, and The USSR and its Eastern European satellites.
The Weekend is back, Portland! The city’s famous Erotic Ball returns to Crystal Ballroom on Saturday. Get your pumpkin and pick up a scare at Bella Organic’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Mazes. Pair candy with your wine at Hip Chicks Do Wine. Find spooky deals at America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show. And see the […]
October 25-27 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Possibly one of the most visceral and disturbing film examples of the surrealism of adulthood, Eraserhead explores themes of income hardship and the stress of parenthood. Initially a student project which lasted five years, David Lynch’s debut film claimed a spot on the silver-screen in 1977 as a […]
The Weekend is back, Portland! Get a headstart on Halloween fun at Glowing Greens featuring mini golf, an escape room & axe throwing! Huge Haunted House Underhill is open at Memorial Coliseum. Howloween is at Oregon Zoo and BeerQuest PDX will take you into the past!
October 18-20 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Guadi was known as the creator of Catalan Modernism and for the world renowned and unfinished Sagrada Familia – currently a 137 year long architectural undertaking, beginning in 1882.
The Weekend is back, Portland! Exquisite Creatures is now open at OMSI. Check out The Reformers interactive Halloween experience at the mall: We’re All Gonna Die! Get a jump start on holiday shopping w/ Art in the Burbs or Bead Bazaar Plus!
October 11-13 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – In contrast to its eye-popping Technicolor, Leave Her to Heaven’s plot is just as dark as any other film noir.
October 4-6 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – The eponymous film in which the highly sought after, consistently retro’d, Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” (shiny patent leather anyone?) offers a strong distraction from the panic that daily life currently creates. A star-studded cast of Looney Tunes pokes fun at and highlights the absurdity of NBA and […]
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 […]
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.