VILLAINY: H.H. Holmes' Own Story (2018)
Friday, October 30, 6:30pm
Halloween is coming, and so is VILLAINY! Join us for some Devil's Night entertainment, presented by Portland Horror Film Festival. Available for 24 hours only!
This is a filmed stage production of the original play by John Strysik. Join us for a live Q&A with him on Friday at 8:00 pm.
Streaming Friday, October 23
Sidney Poitier & Harry Belafonte narrate William Greaves' long-lost, newly-restored film about the National Black Political Convention of 1972. 10,000 black politicians, activists, and artists went to Gary, Indiana, to forge a national unity platform.
GANJA & HESS (1973)
Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film stars Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) as an anthropologist who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger, which bestows upon him the blessing of immortality...and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood.
THE DARK DIVIDE (2020)
Based on the true story of butterfly expert Robert Pyle (David Cross) who embarked on a dangerous, life-changing trek through one of America's most important unprotected wildlands in the summer of 1995. With Debra Messing, David Koechner, Cameron Esposito, Gary Farmer, and Patterson Hood. Music by The Avett Brothers.
OUR TIME MACHINE (2019)
Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life.
MR. SOUL (2018)
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was MR. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip made television broadcast history with SOUL!, America's first “black Tonight Show.” Right on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reignited a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of Black American culture onto the national television stage.
AT THE VIDEO STORE (2019)
This offbeat and bittersweet documentary about the culture of video stores (including our own Movie Madness), features John Waters, Bill Hader, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Haynes, David F. Walker, and an entire community of lovable weirdos.
BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS (2020)
A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this 2020 pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller from first-time director Kim Yong-hoon.
HATE/LA HAINE (1995)
When a young man is arrested and beaten unconscious by police, a riot erupts in the suburbs outside of Paris. Three of the victim's peers wander through the aftermath of the violence as they try to come to grips with their outrage. After one of the men finds a police officer's weapon, their night seems poised to take a bleak turn.
After years of fighting injustice in Kenya, daring and audacious political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi decides to run for political office. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents with idealism as his only weapon proves challenging.
VINYL NATION (2020)
VINYL NATION digs into the crates of the record resurgence in search of truths set in deep wax: Has the return of vinyl made music fandom more inclusive or divided? What does vinyl say about our past here in the present?
HOLLYWOOD AT HOME
Our programmers and other film experts are here with streaming recommendations to make you feel like you're back at the theatre with us!
MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1976)
w/live commentary from Dan Halsted
Friday, October 30, 9:00pm
Protect your neck and join head programmer Dan Halsted for a livestream of the 1976 kung fu epic from writer/director Jimmy Wang Yu. This new digital transfer comes from a 35mm print from Dan's personal collection!
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (2014)
In an Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, a lonely vampire is stalking the town's most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...
The Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN (2019)
Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe.
SON OF THE WHITE MARE (1981)
One of the great psychedelic masterpieces of world animation, SON OF THE WHITE MARE is part-Nibelungenlied and part-YELLOW SUBMARINE. A massive cosmic oak stands at the gates of the Underworld, holding seventy-seven dragons in its roots; to combat these monsters, a dazzling white mare goddess gives birth to three heroes who embark on an epic journey to save the universe.
HOME MOVIES: FILMS FROM OREGON
While we're currently closed due to COVID-19, we still want to keep a spotlight on local filmmakers. Take a look at our ever-growing selection of locally-made films available now!
PORTLAND LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
September 17–November 12
Presenting PDXLAFF's lineup of six movies from Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Switzerland and Belgium that celebrate and honor the cultural diversity of Latin America.
Select your snacks, sign up for a one-hour pickup window, and grab them (from a distance) from the Hollywood!
While the store is temporarily closed, we are offering safe, socially-distanced, curbside pickup for your rentals.