Friday, May 4, 2012


It's been a long, busy (mostly non-blogging) week.  Here's a short nod to several films playing around PDX this weekend:

First up, the Hollywood Theatre has a zombie flick set during the Cuban revolution.  It's called (what else?) Juan of the Dead.

Cinema 21's is giving everybody another week to catch Terrence Davies' excellent new film, The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz.  My review from last week can be accessed here.

Nanni Moretti's (The Son's Room) latest feature, We Have a Pope opens this week at Living Room Theaters.  Everyone at the PIFF press screening I saw this at laughed a lot.  Me, not so much.


NW Film Center begins their Studio Ghibli retrospective tonight with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.  They'll also be screening Castle in the Sky and fan-favorite My Neighbor Totoro (here's my earlier piece on the last film) this weekend.

The Laurelhurst Theater's got a sure thing going with their screening of John Huston's time-tested classic, The Maltese FalconHumphrey Bogart stars as Dashiell Hammett's hardened detective Sam Spade.

Meanwhile, 5th Avenue Cinema is hosting an event dubbed Visuals: A Community Film Festival on Fri. the 4th, featuring works by locals.  Below is a preview from The New Debutantes, directed by Jarratt Taylor:


And the Clinton Street Theater's got the documentary The Clean Bin Project lined up this week, along with their usual weekend shenanigans involving late night screenings of Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

And, of course, there's this lil' super hero movie opening all over God's green earth this weekend, too.  Looks like I'll be joining the masses by heading out to the 99W Drive-in to catch it tonight:

Until next time...

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