Showed previously at Cinema 21 in Portland, Oregon:

"A soulful documentary that follows the wanderings of stray cats in Istanbul, Turkey -- and ends up saying something profound about the symbiosis between humans and animals."
-- Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune

Documentary; Turkish with English subtitles; 80 minutes; 2016

ENDS THURSDAY!

Directed by Ceyda Torun


Showing: Ended May 03, 2017

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NOW SELLING BEER AND WINE!

Now Playing   April 20, 2018 Separate Admission Unless Noted

GEMINI (NOW PLAYING)

Through April 19:
daily 4:30, 7:00, 9:15

April 20-26:
Fri-Sat-Sun daily 4:30, 9:35 + Sat-Sun 2:15
Mon-Tue 4:15, 7:00, 9:15
Wed 4:00, 6:30/Thur 4:00, 8:45

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LEANING INTO THE WIND-
ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
(NOW PLAYING)


(NO SHOW THURSDAY)

April 20-26:
Fri-Sat-Sun nightly 7:30 + Sat-Sun 3:00
Mon-Wed 4:00, 6:45, 8:55/Thur 4:00, 6:45

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FILM NOIR & THE BLACKLIST:
Fear & Loathing in Hollywood,
1947-1951
(ends May 19)

Saturdays at 11:00am
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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (ends April 22)

each night at 7:00/doors at 5:30

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1945 (BEGINS APRIL 20TH)

daily 4:30, 7:15, 9:15 plus Sat-Sun 2:00

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Coming Next:


 

1945

THE HEART OF NUBA

FILM NOIR __x26_ THE BLACKLIST__x3A_ __x3C_br__x3E_Fear __x26_ Loathing in Hollywood__x2C___x3C_br__x3E_1947__x2D_1951




Steel Bridge, Portland
Steel Bridge

Portland, Oregon Pictures
Portland Bridges Pictures

St Johns Bridge, Portland
St Johns Bridge



Now Playing at Cinema 21:

alt "A pulpy, lurid whodunit, a larger-than-life noir teeming delightfully with hardboiled detectives, unseemly paparazzi, and double-crossing femmes fatales...a heady cocktail of high style and lo-fi whose sum effect is irresistible."
-- Calum Marsh, The Village Voice

Mystery/thriller; In English; 93 minutes; 2018

"Aaron Katz's playful L.A. neo-noir pits the elements of a scrappy whodunit against the backdrop of film industry satire, keeps us guessing the whole way through."
-- Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Directed by Aaron Katz
Starring Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz, John Cho


Showing: NOW PLAYING
Showtimes:
Through April 19:
daily 4:30, 7:00, 9:15

April 20-26:
Fri-Sat-Sun daily 4:30, 9:35 + Sat-Sun 2:15
Mon-Tue 4:15, 7:00, 9:15
Wed 4:00, 6:30/Thur 4:00, 8:45

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alt "Like 'Rivers and Tides', also directed by Riedelsheimer, 'Leaning Into the Wind' is a study in seeing, in subordinating one's self to the elements, in creating with nature rather than from it...It's still a contemplative beauty, a chance to consider and be moved by a richer sort of connectedness than our lives typically allow. Goldsworthy steeps himself in forests and streams, creating sculpture from driftwood or stones, works that honor the flow of the elements around them -- and will eventually be overwhelmed by them."
-- Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

Documentary; In English; 93 minutes; 2017


Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Starring Andy Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy


Showing: NOW PLAYING
Showtimes:
(NO SHOW THURSDAY)

April 20-26:
Fri-Sat-Sun nightly 7:30 + Sat-Sun 3:00
Mon-Wed 4:00, 6:45, 8:55/Thur 4:00, 6:45

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alt In the late 1940s, the House Committee on Un-American Activities held its first hearings into alleged Communist subversion in Hollywood. Careers and lives were ruined and an entire generation of filmmakers and filmgoers came of age in a postwar environment teeming with suspicion and fear. A genre defined by guilt and insecurity, Film Noir entered its golden years in the 40s. In the course, we examine the films made by those most affected by this paranoid time in our history. Presented by Oregon State University and instructed by Elliot Lavine.

This intensive six-week course will focus on one of Hollywood's most infamously notorious chapters: the Blacklist, a government-mandated witch-hunt that decimated much of the film community in the late 1940s and early 50s. Writers, directors and actors alike were all subjected to the dogged scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee in a feverish attempt to rid Hollywood of any and all Communist infiltration after World War II. The overall impact of the Blacklist would eventually lead to the dissolution of many great careers. The work of these radical artists will be on full display during this thrilling evocation of Hollywood's most dangerous period.

Crime films, now more commonly referred to as film noir, became the most fertile soil for writers, producers and directors searching for a platform for their personal and often socially subversive ideologies. Many of these scabrous low-budget films, often dealing overtly with serious social problems (prison brutality, anti-Semitism, political corruption, mob violence, etc), went largely unnoticed by censors and government watchdogs, enabling a steady stream of highly charged, meaningful films to invade the public consciousness. Ultimately these artists would pay a severe price for the right to freely express their ideas and concerns, leaving behind a battle-scarred Hollywood landscape that would take decades to heal.

The films that will be viewed are:
Body and Soul (1947), Crossfire (1947), Brute Force (1947), Force of Evil (1948), Try and Get Me (1950), The Prowler (1951)


Showing: April 14 - May 19
Showtimes: Saturdays at 11:00am

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alt Come to the Banff Mountain Film Festival--for adventure, for excitement, for the inspiration of mountain stories. Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world's top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure. All proceeds for this event will benefit Adventures Without Limits and our mission of making outdoor recreation accessible for all.

Documentary/outdoor & adventure; 2017/2018

TICKETS ON SALE AT ALL REI STORES


Showing: April 20-22 different films each night
Showtimes:
each night at 7:00/doors at 5:30

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alt "Simple, powerful, made with conviction and skill."
-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Drama; In Hungarian & Russian with English subtitles; 91 minutes; 2017

"Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes - guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice - but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted."
-- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Ferenc Torok
Starring Peter Rudolf, Bence Tasnadi, Tamas Szabo Kimmel


Showing: BEGINS APRIL 20TH
Showtimes:
daily 4:30, 7:15, 9:15 plus Sat-Sun 2:00

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Coming Soon to Cinema 21:

alt In the mid-1980s outside this college town, home of the Kansas Jayhawks, punk rock history was being made in the middle of a cornfield. Where the pavement turned to gravel, in a small, primitive cinder block building, bands like Fugazi, the Melvins, Rollins Band, Gwar, the Circle Jerks, Body Count, Social Distortion, Bad Brains, White Zombie, Descendents, Sonic Youth, Green Day, Fishbone, the Meat Puppets, Helmet and Nirvana played to all-ages crowds, a raucous scene of misfits and anarchists on the margins of youth culture. This was The Outhouse. Small, dark and sometimes dangerous, it quickly gained a reputation as a haven for the bands other venues were afraid of, and the kids who loved them.

"The Outhouse" tells the story of this legendary, lawless punk venue (1985-1997) in the voices of the musicians, the fans, the promoters, the local sheriff and the pissed-off neighbors. Independent filmmaker Brad Norman, an Outhouse regular who later booked bands there, spent five years tracking down amateur footage, grainy photos and show flyers, and interviewing regulars and musicians, including Ice T, Henry Rollins, Fugazi's Ian MacKaye and Gwar frontman Dave Brockie.

Documentary; In nEnglish; 125 minutes; 2017


Directed by Bradley Norman


Showing:
ONE NIGHT ONLY: THURSDAY APRIL 26

Showtimes: 7:00 only

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alt "A sober-minded, uplifting portrait of righteous doctor who heals the wounded and the sick in the middle of a Sudanese genocide."
-- Roger Moore, MovieNation

Documentary; In English; 85 minutes; 2018

"It's a moving and remarkable story and it represents a great cause. It's tempting to call Dr. Catena a living saint. "
-- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

Directed by Kenneth A. Carlson
Starring Dr. Tom Catena


Showing: BEGINS APRIL 27TH
Showtimes: To Be Announced

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alt This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones's bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence -- Grace Jones is all these things and more.

Documentary; In English & in French with English subtitles; 115 minutes; 2017

"Grace Jones takes us on an access-absolutely-all-areas tour of her world in this globe-trotting doc...'Bloodlight and Bami' defiantly reflects the experimental whirlwind of Jones's existence: her ability to look and feel relevant decades since she started out."
-- Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Directed by Sophie Fiennes
Starring Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie


Showing: BEGINS APRIL 27TH
Showtimes:
daily 4:00, 7:00, 9:25 plus Sat-Sun 1:30

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alt ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
THOMAS LAUDERDALE & PINK MARTINI
THOMAS WILL APPEAR OPENING NIGHT OF "SOUVENIR" TO INTRODUCE THE FILM AND HOST A Q&A AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 7:30 SHOW!

Romance/musical/drama; In French with English subtitles; 90 minutes; 2016

"Defurne's film is highly stylized with vibrant colors and modern interiors. The incomparable Huppert gets to sing a few songs and model some fabulous dresses, but it is her sly, expressive performance that really dazzles."
-- Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News

Directed by Bavo Defurne
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Kevin Azais, Johan Leysen


Showing: BEGINS APRIL 27TH
Showtimes: OPENING NIGHT SHOW
WITH THOMAS LAUDERDALE AT 7:30

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alt Catherine Deneuve's porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress's most iconic roles: Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Bunuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters' and its viewers'), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Bunuel's biggest hits.

Surrealist drama; In French & Spanish with English subtitles; 100 minutes; 1968

50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE
FLAWLESS DIGITAL RESTORATION

Directed by Luis Bunuel
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli


Showing: BEGINS MAY 4TH
Showtimes: To Be Announced

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alt "A fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vitality and importance, now more than ever."
-- Kate Erbland, IndieWire

Documentary; In English; 97 minutes; 2018

"Regardless of your political ideology, you'll come away with a newfound respect for the tireless pioneer of gender equality."
-- J.R. Kinnard, Nonfics

Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg


Showing: BEGINS MAY 11TH
Showtimes:
daily 4:30, 7:00, 9:15 plus Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00

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Black comedy; In English; 99 min.; 2003

SEE THE MOVIE THAT INSPIRED
THE HIT FILM
"THE DISASTER ARTIST"!
FEATURING THE INCOMPARABLE
TOMMY WISEAU!

Directed by Tommy Wiseau
Starring Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle


Showing:
NEXT SCREENING: FRIDAY, MAY 18TH

Showtimes: 10:45 PM

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Call 503-223-4515 for last-minute recorded info, live person during theater hours..

Cinema 21 is an independently-owned, locally-operated movie theater.

Admission Prices

Effective July 5, 2017

Prices do not apply to special engagements or shows where prices are otherwise noted.

Shows Starting 6PM or Later:

General Admission $10.00
Students (with ID) $9.00
Seniors (62 and older) and children $7.50

Shows Starting Before 6PM:

General Admission $8.00
Students (with ID) $7.50
Seniors (62 and older) and children $7.00

Box office opens 1/2 hour before first show of the day.


All programs and showtimes subject to change.

Cinema 21
616 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Call 503.223.4515 for further information.