ALIVE INSIDE: Music & Memory
ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
Wolf Choir Presents B Movie Bingo Featuring Omega Cop
B Movie Bingo is a game that is exactly like it sounds. OR MORE. It’s simple. We play bingo to the most awesome movie cliches ever committed to celluloid, like: “LONG BORING SCENE OR MALE PONY TALE,” “TEAMED UP WITH ROOKIE OR ANIMAL ” and “WHITE SUIT OR TROPICAL ENDING.” For maybe the first time in a theater, see the relatives and employees of A-list actors you know and love like Sylvester Stallone, whose brother bears a remarkable resemblance to him. Compete for prizes! Yell at your fellow movie nerds over the elusive and mysterious “BLANK SQUARE!” Relax: it’s B-MOVIE BINGO.
The secret history of Soviet space-age electronic music! Welcome to the weird world of avant-garde rock musicians, DIY circuit benders, vodka-swilling dealers and urban archaeologists/collectors, all fascinated with obsolete Soviet-era electronic synthesizers. This strange universe of “cosmic chill-out tunes,” Space Age dance music and electronic chirps & tweets has been rescued by directors Elena Tikhonova and Dominik Spritzendorfer in this fascinating documentary incorporating rare archival footage, including the last 1993 interview with famed inventor Leon Theremin. In a bizarre twist, many of these instruments were a by-product of the Soviet military and KGB, created in the off-hours by scientist/inventors cobbling together spare transistors and wires to make their own synthesizers – including Theremin’s Rube Goldberg-esque “Rhythmicon” from 1932, the world’s first rhythm machine, described by a museum curator as “space wreckage.” Rooting through discarded storage units for c
|Promos in Effect:||Groupon (NO)|
Everything is Terrible! LEGENDS
Once a millenium, something emerges from the darkest corner of the universe and enlightens us to the true meaning of being. Something so mystical, so magical, and so mind-splitting that all concepts before its existence sound stupid and boring. Of course, we are talking about Everything Is Terrible!
A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. Written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE)
|Promos in Effect:||Groupon (NO)|
|Run Time:||108 minutes|
|Cast:||Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac|
Fri, May 22 7:15 PM9:30 PM
Far From the Madding Crowd
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Michael Sheen, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
|Run Time:||119 minutes|
|Cast:||Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen|
Fri, May 22 6:45 PM9:15 PM
Filmed By Bike: Yes We Ride! Women in Racing
Martin and Lewis, Bert and Ernie, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Herring and Mayo, and finally Schrab and Harmon. We are so excited to be bringing Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program, Scud the Disposable Assassin, & The Lego Movie Sequel!) and Dan Harmon (Community, Harmontown, Rick and Morty) out to Portland to hang out and present FOUND CRAP: PDX. For the past 6 years Schrab and Harmon have been presenting their personal collection of VHS oddities collected over decades, punctuated by their unique brand of verbal comedy ass-hattery to the delight and wonder of audiences in Los Angeles. For real, on a regular basis this show has people howling with laughter so hard the ground shakes. And now dear Portland its your turn. Let Found Crap enter you. Let it change you. Let it rock you. Have your face melted and laugh until your ribs literally split open and we have to call 911.