THIS WEEKEND AT PORTLAND'S HOLLYWOOD THEATRE
From B Movie Bingo to Terrence Malick, all the bases, both low brow and high brow are covered at the the gorgeous Portland based film house (complete with stunning vertical sign!) The Hollywood Theatre.
Movies in the Dark
THE TRIAL (1962)
Friday, June 2nd 9:30pm
When police officers arrive at his home to tell him that he's under arrest, Josef K. (Anthony Perkins) can't imagine what kind of crime he might have committed. He consults his neighbor (Jeanne Moreau) and a pompous law advocate (Orson Welles), to no avail. He learns he is to be put to death, but the charge against him remains elusive. Directed by Orson Welles and based on the novel by Franz Kafka.
GASLIGHT (1944 / 35mm Print)
Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th 2:00pm
Paula (Ingrid Bergman) marries the charming Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer). Soon after their marriage, Paula begins to notice strange goings-on: missing pictures, footsteps in the night, and gas lights that dim without being touched. As she fights to retain her sanity, her new husband's intentions come into question. Presented in 35mm.
BADLANDS (1973 / 35mm Print)
Saturday, June 3rd 7:30pm
15-year-old Holly (Sissy Spacek) lives alone with her father (Warren Oates) in a dead-end South Dakota town. When she begins to date the older, rebellious Kit (Martin Sheen), Holly’s father becomes furious. After a conflict between Holly and her father erupts in murder, the young lovers are forced to flee. In the ensuing crime spree, they journey to the badlands of Montana, eluding authorities along the way. Presented in 35mm!
SWORD OF DOOM (1966 / 35mm Print)
Sunday, June 4th 6:00pm
Tatsuya Nakadai stars as a merciless sociopathic samurai who lives with no moral code. As he wanders feudal Japan, fighting and killing his competitors without remorse or mercy, he ultimately begins to spiral into madness. This 1966 swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil. Presented in 35mm!
MAGIC COP (1995)
Tuesday, June 6th 7:30pm
Cult movie hero Lam Ching Ying stars as Uncle Feng, a unibrowed super-priest-cop who fights evil using his supernatural detective skills. Local police are baffled by a woman who didn't die when they shot her. They call in Uncle Feng to investigate, having heard rumors of his supernatural detective techniques. Play bingo to B-movies! Win prizes!
Program notes by The Hollywood Theatre.