Drive-In at Zidell Yards: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest

Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant), trying to prove he’s not who they think he is, encounters people who are not who they appear to be as he breezes through danger and romance in thrilling fashion. (136 mins.)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST screens Sunday, August 30 at 7pm at Zidell Yards. The film is showing as part of our Drive-In at Zidell Yards summer series.

Tickets are available exclusively at the door.

 

Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars—and the striking Ross Island Bridge—at Zidell Yards. The gates open at 7 PM and films start at dusk, with food and drink for sale by local food-cart vendors. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm, cushy blankets and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.

The Zidell Yards entrance is at 3030 SW Moody Avenue, a few blocks north of the tram and streetcar stop at OHSU.

Admission: $8; tickets available exclusively at the gate. Payment options: cash or card. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Co-presented by Zidell and the Northwest Film Center.

Drive-In at Zidell Yards: JURASSIC PARK

Jurassic Park

What could go wrong with breeding extinct predators and opening an amusement park where children can come see them…? (127 mins.)

JURASSIC PARK screens Saturday, August 29 at 7pm at Zidell Yards. The film is showing as part of our Drive-In at Zidell Yards summer series.

Tickets are available exclusively at the door.

 

Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars—and the striking Ross Island Bridge—at Zidell Yards. The gates open at 7 PM and films start at dusk, with food and drink for sale by local food-cart vendors. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm, cushy blankets and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.

The Zidell Yards entrance is at 3030 SW Moody Avenue, a few blocks north of the tram and streetcar stop at OHSU.

Admission: $8; tickets available exclusively at the gate. Payment options: cash or card. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Co-presented by Zidell and the Northwest Film Center.

Drive-In at Zidell Yards: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

An American Werewolf in London

John Landis’ unlikely mix of intense body horror and wry comedy has had lasting influence on the horror genre and become a modern classic. (97 mins.)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON screens Thursday, August 27 at 7pm at Zidell Yards. The film is showing as part of our Drive-In at Zidell Yards summer series.

Tickets are available exclusively at the door.

 

Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars—and the striking Ross Island Bridge—at Zidell Yards. The gates open at 7 PM and films start at dusk, with food and drink for sale by local food-cart vendors. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm, cushy blankets and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.

The Zidell Yards entrance is at 3030 SW Moody Avenue, a few blocks north of the tram and streetcar stop at OHSU.

Admission: $8; tickets available exclusively at the gate. Payment options: cash or card. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Co-presented by Zidell and the Northwest Film Center.

Drive-In at Zidell Yards: CLUELESS

Clueless

Inspired by Jane Austen’s EMMA, CLUELESS takes a deep dive into the life of Cher and her crew of spoiled Beverly Hills teens—a world featuring the original flip phone and more “as ifs” and “whatevers” than you can count. (97 mins.)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON screens Friday, August 28 at 7pm at Zidell Yards. The film is showing as part of our Drive-In at Zidell Yards summer series.

Tickets are available exclusively at the door.

 

Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars—and the striking Ross Island Bridge—at Zidell Yards. The gates open at 7 PM and films start at dusk, with food and drink for sale by local food-cart vendors. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm, cushy blankets and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.

The Zidell Yards entrance is at 3030 SW Moody Avenue, a few blocks north of the tram and streetcar stop at OHSU.

Admission: $8; tickets available exclusively at the gate. Payment options: cash or card. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Co-presented by Zidell and the Northwest Film Center.

The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences – GIANT

Giant

Featuring James Dean in the final role of his mercurial career, GIANT transcends it’s myth-laden reputation to be a key film of the mid-50s. A grand, sprawling epic, it  follows two generations of a Texas cattle family in the years leading up to and following World War II. Rock Hudson plays patriarch Bick opposite Elizabeth Taylor as his new bride Leslie, leading the family ranch through an oil boom against the backdrop of institutional discrimination, here focusing on Mexican immigrants employed by the family. Dean’s Jett Rink troubles the waters while working for Bick’s sister when he becomes enamored with Leslie—leading to inevitable tragedy. In addition to the excellent performances by the three leads, the film builds room for several key supporting roles, including turns by Dennis Hopper, Mercedes McCambridge, Sal Mineo, and Carroll Baker. (201 mins.)

GIANT screens Sunday, August 23 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences – BAD DAY AT BLACK

Black Rock 1

This hard, economical, hybrid Western noir follows one-armed WWII vet John Macreedy (Spencer Tracy) as he stops in the small desert town of Black Rock, looking for a man named Komoko. Initially rebuffed, as Macreedy digs deeper, he learns that not only has the train failed to stop in Black Rock for four years, but also that Reno Smith (Robert Ryan) has been bullying the townspeople into silence about Komoko and his whereabouts. But Smith has friends as well, who threaten Macreedy at every turn, leading to an explosive finale. “You can learn more from John Sturges’ audio track on the BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK laserdisc than you can in 20 years of film school.”—Paul Thomas Anderson. (81 mins.)

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK screens Saturday, August 22 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences – THERE WILL BE BLOOD

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Anderson’s features, while always sharpening their edges as they go, have never been hard-as-nails as this adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel OIL!. Daniel Day-Lewis inhabits oilman Daniel Plainview, a leathery explorer intent on creating and quickly expanding an oil empire during the late-19th Century. With his adopted son as his partner, Plainview soon strikes it rich on the land of the Sunday family—and, ultimately, the surrounding land—until he’s nearly bought up an entire town. With his newfound success, Plainview is bombarded on all sides: by an estranged brother, by a larger oil company in search of a buy-out, and finally, by Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), an old school, up-and-coming evangelist with a new church inextricably wrapped into the local fabric. Structuring the film are the pull of capital and the spirit of discovery at all costs—an American odyssey with a spiking trajectory mirroring stock market booms and crashes. (158 mins.)

THERE WILL BE BLOOD screens Friday, August 21 at 7pm and Saturday, August 22 at 4pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 – STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

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Tennis pro Guy Haines is in a bad marriage when he’s approached by a perfect stranger, Bruno (Robert Walker), who idly contemplates the perfect murder. Bruno speculates that if he gets Guy’s wife out of the way, then Guy could take care of Bruno’s untenable father and each could have an alibi for the murder they’d be suspected of and no discernable motive for the crime they committed. “Bruno’s manner is pushy and insinuating, with homoerotic undertones . . . not a psychological study, however, but a first-rate thriller with odd little kinks now and then.”—Roger Ebert. (101 mins.)

Featuring XRAY DJ Eldorado from Ballin’ the Jack

 

Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 11th annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 PM with food and beverages available for purchase from select food carts and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Music begins at 8 PM and films begin around dusk.

Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 PM. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 PM. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 PM but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 PM) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.

Thanks to our sponsors: Hotel deLuxe, Peter Corvallis Productions, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Portland Mercury, Yelp! Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, PDX Pipeline, Artslandia and 94/7 FM KNRK.

Advance tickets are available here: $9 general; $8 student/senior/Portland Art Museum member; $6 Silver Screen Club Friend.

Tickets at the door are $11 general; $10 student/senior/PAM member; $8 Silver Screen Club Friend.

The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences – SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER!

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Truffaut, hot off THE 400 BLOWS, his masterpiece of adolescent dread, completely changes directions with SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER, a film influenced by Hollywood gangster movies that trades in claustrophobic framing for black-and-white Cinemascope grandeur and invention on a small scale. “France’s Frank Sinatra” Charles Aznavour (THE TIN DRUM, UN FLIC) stars as Charlie Koller/Eduoard Saroyan, a nightclub pianist in the depths of depression following the death of his wife. Léna (Marie Dubois), a waitress, is falling in love with Charlie, but his past, unclear at best, begins to catch up with him—threatening not only his newfound love but much, much more. “Even more than BREATHLESS, this 1960 Truffaut was the movie that broke the French new wave on American audiences. The mode is romantic gangster soulfulness; the theme is the audio equivalent of a pack of Gitanes.”—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice. (92 mins.)

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER! screens Sunday, August 16 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences – THE BAND WAGON on 35mm

The Band Wagon 1

This Technicolor extravaganza came at a time when MGM could do no wrong, especially the Freed Unit (named for producer Arthur Freed), which released the justly famous SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the prior year to rapturous critical and audience reception. Minnelli’s film—produced by Freed and written by the same team behind SINGIN’—while lesser known, offers much of the same visual and aural pleasure and self-reflexivity while adding a melancholic edge, focusing on declining star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire), who seeks to revitalize his career on Broadway. However, Tony, along with co-star Gaby (Cyd Charisse), must overcome a pretentious director who seeks to turn a light comedy into a retelling of the Faust legend—and, somehow, fall in love on the way to saving the show. (112 mins.)

THE BAND WAGON screens Saturday, August 15 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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